#7 SMP car not yet withdrawn

The #7 entry has not officially been withdrawn as of 4:25 p.m. local time.

A real quick note of interest:

We just talked with a member of INDYCAR PR. As of 4:25 p.m. local time, the #7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports entry that was going to be driven by Mikhail Aleshin has not yet been withdrawn from tonight's race. Aleshin, was of course, injured last evening.

Also, we went by the SPM garage area and the team had #77 road course car on the blocks, and an spare 77 oval wing out. There was no one working on the car.

Not sure what it all means. There is a deadline by which the team must make its official status known, although we are not sure exactly what that deadline is. We will continue to follow the story.

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