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

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Contact:

Arrow Electronics
Dawn Small, 720-250-6103
dsmall@arrow.com
 
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