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Hinchcliffe confirms he will not start the Indy 500

James Hinchcliffe, who was bumped from the Indianapolis 500 field of 33, has confirmed that attempts to buy him in by replacing a qualified driver are no longer being pursued. The Canadian ace, who currently lies fifth in the championship standings, will take a huge hit by missing a double-points race. However, the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team has now ceased to look for ways to buy out a ride from one of the one-off drivers in the Indy 500. Hinchcliffe explained via social media: “Barring unforeseen circumstances, I will not be racing in the Indy 500 this year. The decision was made to stop pursuing options to get us in the race. “There really aren’t words to describe how missing...
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