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INDIANAPOLIS - James Hinchcliffe just wanted a chance to be the No. Christian Okoye Jersey . 1 driver for an IndyCar contender.Hes about to get that shot.The 27-year-old Canadian signed a multiyear contract with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, a move that pairs one of the series most popular drivers with an up-and-coming team that has championship aspirations.Everyone wants to know if they can perform and Im putting myself on trial a little bit, Hinchcliffe said at Tuesdays announcement.Team co-owner Ric Peterson said Hinchcliffe would inherit the No. 77 car that was so successful with Frances Simon Pagenaud last season. He did not reveal Hinchcliffes primary sponsor. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.The announcement ends speculation about where Hinchcliffe would land after a three-year run with one of the leagues most formidable teams Andretti Autosport.While there, Hinchcliffe won three races and emerged as one of the series most popular and marketable drivers by embracing social media. He became the self-appointed Mayor of Hinchtown, engaged with fans and now is promoting his own beer brand Hinchtown Hammer Down Golden Ale.With all that on the table, Andretti would have preferred to re-sign the young driver. But Hinchcliffe couldnt afford to wait much longer.We are happy to have had Hinch as part of the team over the past three years and have enjoyed our successes together, Andretti said. As a former driver, I understand him having to make the decision he did, he needed to cover himself. I wish that we could have resolved a deal to secure him for 2015, but we are not in that position yet. Were sorry to see him go, but wish him the best.Last season, Hinchcliffe made 18 starts, had four top-five finishes, eight top-10s and finished 12th in points.On Tuesday, he repeatedly said he harboured no ill will toward his former team or his ex-teammates. Hinchcliffe, Marco Andretti, Carlos Munoz and Ryan Hunter-Reay did face some unique challenges in 2014. At times, they raced hard not only against the field but also against one another something Hinchcliffe said he only expects to intensify in 2015 now that they will be competing on different teams.Theyve been phenomenal teammates and even better friends, Hinchcliffe said. We beat up each other on the track and then would go out for a beer, and I think that will be the same way this year.Hinchcliffe, a native of Oakville, Ont., already has an impressive resume. He was the series 2011 rookie of the year, finished eighth in points in 2012 and 13, qualified second at Indianapolis in 2012 and 14 and had finished a career-best sixth at the series marquee race in 2012.Tuesdays move could be another big step for SPM.In just three seasons, the low-funded, upstart Schmidt Peterson team has become the biggest threat to the series power structure. Pagenaud finished fifth in points last season the best finish for a driver who didnt work for Andretti, Chip Ganassi or Roger Penske.Pagenauds recent move to Penskes team opened the door for Hinchcliffe and it didnt take long for Peterson, Sam Schmidt or general manager Rob Edwards to make the offer.Ive been aware of James since 2006, and three years ago when we looked at drivers then he was someone we looked at, Edwards said. I think hes progressed as a driver.Why make the move?Hinchcliffe said he had more experience running with a two-car team, already had some relationships with team members at SPM and, yes, dreamed of the chance to be the lead dog on a team that could win both the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar championship.And that was too good to pass up.It was frustrating competing against these guys the last couple of years, Hinchcliffe said. Hopefully, we can make this team grow. Cairo Santos Jersey . Rudy Gay made the tying basket in regulation and a 3-pointer in overtime that gave Sacramento the lead for good, and Fredette scored a career-high 24 points to help the Kings beat the Knicks 106-101 on Wednesday night. Zach Fulton Jersey . Gough finished in fourth, 0.433 seconds behind American Erin Hamlin, who took the bronze medal at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rzhanaya Polyana.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Nuggets had a five-game winning streak snapped last time out, so theyll try and get back into the win column Saturday night when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Pepsi Center. Denver had won five straight until a 97-89 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in Big D Friday night. The Mavs salvaged the home end of a home-and-home series with the Nuggets, who have won three consecutive contests at home. On Friday, the Mavs won wire-to-wire after Dirk Nowitzki, Rajon Rondo and Tyson Chandler returned to the lineup. All three missed Wednesday nights game in Denver. Arron Afflalo had 16 points, and JJ Hickson scored 13 and pulled down 14 rebounds for the Nuggets. Ty Lawson scored 11 to go with 12 assists and six boards for Denver, which posted a 114-107 home win Wednesday. Jameer Nelson, who made his Nuggets debut after being traded from Boston, scored 14 to go with seven assists. It was a little weird. Number one playing against a team a played for this year and two, I havent played basketball in a couple of weeks, said Nelson, who was dealt from Dallas to Boston Dec. 18. The situation in Boston, I had a a lot going on yesterday with traveling and my mind was spinning. You step on the court its basketball and all the other stuff goes out the window. You have to pplay the game and do your job. Frank Zombo Jersey. The Timberwolves snapped a 15-game losing streak on Tuesday, but fell back to their losing ways on Friday, thanks to a 110-99 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Mo Williams netted 26 points, half of his career-high output from Tuesday, Andrew Wiggins scored 17 and Thaddeus Young finished with 13 points, eight boards and six assists for the Timberwolves. Theyve got a lot of weapons and theyve got some length, Williams said of the Suns. Theyre athletic. They made some tough shots. The Suns shot 48-of-87 from the field (55.2 percent), while the Timberwolves were just 42-of-91 (46.2 percent), despite opening the game 8-for-8 from the floor. Kevin Martin could be close to returning to the T-wolves lineup. Hes missed 28 games with a broken wrist. If Martin doesnt return Saturday, he could be back Monday when the Timberwolves visit the Charlotte Hornets. Nikola Pekovic is also not far from a return. Minnesota head coach Flip Saunders indicated the big man may go to the D-League for a few games to help with conditioning. Ricky Rubio is not as close as the others to getting back on the floor. The Nuggets took the first two meetings this season between these Northwest Division rivals. Denver is 8-2 in its last 10 against the Timberwolves in the Mile High City. Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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