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IndyCar’s James Hinchcliffe: I’m in great shape and ready to go

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Oh, hello there race fans. I’m James Hinchcliffe, the Verizon IndyCar Series driver for the No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda. Remember me? If you don’t, I totally get it. Our series has been off since August. That’s a long layoff. The good news is we begin anew this weekend. On Sunday we’ll raise the curtain on the 2016 season on Florida’s sun drenched Gulf Coast at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Buy a ticket or follow along on ABC; we go green at 12:52 p.m. Eastern. I can’t wait.

For those of you who don’t know, I got caught up in a pretty serious accident during a practice session at last year’s Indianapolis 500. Oh, I’m fine now (thanks for asking). It was just a flesh wound. (Need details? Read thisOr this.) After the wreck, there was a long recovery process. I was out of the car for over four months. That wasn’t how I planned on spending that year at SPM, the team I had just joined before the start of the 2015 season.

Continue reading my first blog here