Former Race Car Driver Living with Quadriplegia Sam Schmidt to Simulate Qualifying Laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Semi

  Former Race Car Driver Living with Quadriplegia Sam Schmidt to Simulate   Qualifying Laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Semi-Autonomous Motorcar        Team behind SAM Project to host news conference prior to official                                 demonstration  Business Wire  -- May 16, 2014  Arrow Electronics, Inc.:                   Former IndyCar driver and current IndyCar Series Team Owner WHAT:          Sam Schmidt will drive the vehicle prior to the start of Old                  National Armed Forces Pole Day featuring qualifying for the                  98^th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.                                    A news conference with the engineering teams and medical                  staff behind the SAM Project, an initiative to create the                  first-ever semi-autonomous motorcar modified for                  quadriplegics to be driven at speed on a race track using                  integrated advanced electronics.                   WHO:             Sam Schmidt, owner, Schmidt Peterson Motor Sports                  Michael J. Long, chairman, president and chief executive                  officer, Arrow Electronics, Inc.                  Chakib Loucif, vice president, engineering, Arrow                  Electronics, Inc.                  Joe Verrengia, director, corporate social responsibility,                  Arrow Electronics, Inc.                  Timothy Choate, senior business area manager, aerospace and                  cyberspace technologies, Ball Aerospace                  James Christensen, PhD, applied neuroscience branch, Air                  Force Research Laboratory                  Dr. Scott Falci, chief neurosurgeon, Craig Hospital, and                  founder, Falci Adaptive Motorsports                   WHEN:            Sunday, May 18                  Press Conference: 8:30 a.m. ET                  On-Track Demonstration: 9:30 am ET                  Media availability with Schmidt, engineers and medical staff                  immediately following demonstration                   WHERE:           Economaki Press Conference Room, First floor media center,                  Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis                   PRESS CREDENTIALS:     Tim Sullivan, tsullivan@brickyard.com                   MEDIA CONTACTS:        Dawn Small, Arrow Electronics, 720-250-6103, dsmall@arrow.com                  Mary Engola, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.,                  571-236-0950, mengola@ball.com                  Krystin Wiggs, for Schmidt Peterson Motor Sports,                  317-731-6394, krystin@grand-solutions.net                  Kirsten Kryzstek, Falci Adaptive Motorsports, 303-789-8984,                  Kirsten@falcimotorsports.org                  Christina Wooten, Air Force Research Laboratory,                  937-255-3814, christina.wooten@us.af.mil       ***EDITOR’S NOTE: B-ROLL, PHOTOGRAPHS AND VARIOUS OTHER MATERIALS***                          ***AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST***  Contact:  Arrow Electronics Dawn Small, 720-250-6103 dsmall@arrow.com