FILE - In this Friday, May 20, 2005 file photo, Indy Racing League car owner Sam Schmidt, left, talks with crew member Mike Sobeleski as he works on the car in the garage area at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Sam Schmidt was left quadriplegic from a racing accident and the team he later created has suffered a series of tragedies and setbacks.
FILE - In this Friday, May 20, 2005 file photo, Indy Racing League car owner Sam Schmidt, left, talks with crew member Mike Sobeleski as he works on the car in the garage area at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sam Schmidt was left quadriplegic from a racing accident and the team he later created has suffered a series of tragedies and setbacks. Tom Strattman, File AP Photo
FILE - In this Friday, May 20, 2005 file photo, Indy Racing League car owner Sam Schmidt, left, talks with crew member Mike Sobeleski as he works on the car in the garage area at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sam Schmidt was left quadriplegic from a racing accident and the team he later created has suffered a series of tragedies and setbacks. Tom Strattman, File AP Photo

Sam Schmidt’s paralysis gives him ability to inspire others

September 11, 2018 03:13 PM