Justin Wilson (racing driver)

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Justin Wilson
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Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British
BornJustin Boyd Wilson
(1978-07-31)31 July 1978
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Died24 August 2015(2015-08-24) (aged 37)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, US
Related to Stefan Wilson (brother)
Verizon IndyCar Series career
Years active 20082015
Former teams Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing (2008)
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (2010–2011)
Dale Coyne Racing (2009, 2012–2014)
Andretti Autosport (2015)
Starts120
Wins3
Poles2
Fastest laps2
Best finish6th in 2013
Champ Car World Series
Years active2004–2007
Teams Conquest Racing (2004)
RuSport (2005–2006)
RSPORTS (2007)
Starts54
Wins4
Poles6
Best finish2nd in 2006, 2007
Awards
2006, 2007 Greg Moore Legacy Award
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 2003
Teams Minardi, Jaguar
Entries16
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums0
Career points1
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 2003 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry 2003 Japanese Grand Prix

Justin Boyd Wilson (31 July 1978 – 24 August 2015) was a British professional open-wheel racing driver. At the time of his death, Wilson was competing part-time in the IndyCar Series, driving the No. 25 Honda for Andretti Autosport. Earlier, he competed in the Champ Car series from 2004 to 2007, scoring four wins. He also competed in Formula One in the 2003 season with Minardi and Jaguar and was the winner of the 2001 International Formula 3000 championship. He was also a winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona.

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On 23 August 2015, Wilson suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident at the Pocono Raceway, [1] which caused his death the following day. [2] Wilson was struck in the head by large debris from the crash of race leader Sage Karam's car.

Traumatic brain injury condition caused by an external force which has traumatically injured the brain

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism, or other features. Head injury is a broader category that may involve damage to other structures such as the scalp and skull. TBI can result in physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, and outcome can range from complete recovery to permanent disability or death.

Pocono Raceway motorsport track in the United States

Pocono Raceway also known as The Tricky Triangle, is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. It is the site of two annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races held several weeks apart in early June and late July, one NASCAR Xfinity Series event in early June, one NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series event in late July, and two ARCA Racing Series events, one in early June and the other in late July. From 1971 to 1989, and since 2013, the track has also hosted an Indy Car race, currently sanctioned by the IndyCar Series and run in August.

Sage Karam American racing driver

Sage Rennie Karam is an American racing driver from Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Racing career

Early career (to 2002)

Brought up in the tiny hamlet of Woodall, near Harthill, South Yorkshire, [3] Wilson began racing karts in 1987.

Hamlet (place) Small human settlement in a rural area

A hamlet is a small human settlement. In different jurisdictions and geographies, hamlets may be the size of a town, village or parish, be considered a smaller settlement or subdivision or satellite entity to a larger settlement. The word and concept of a hamlet have roots in the Anglo-Norman settlement of England, where the old French hamlet came to apply to small human settlements. In British geography, a hamlet is considered smaller than a village and distinctly without a church.

Woodall, South Yorkshire human settlement in United Kingdom

Woodall is a small hamlet in the civil parish of Harthill with Woodall situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire England. In the 2001 government census the parish as a whole had 1,909 inhabitants. It is home to a Welcome Break service station of the same name.

Harthill, South Yorkshire village in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, England

Harthill is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, on the border with Derbyshire. It lies between Killamarsh and Thorpe Salvin, and is located at approximately 53°19′10″N1°15′30″W, at an elevation of around 110 metres above sea level. In the 2001 census, the civil parish of Harthill with Woodall had a population of 1,909, reducing slightly to 1,879 at the 2011 Census.

Starting his circuit racing career in the Formula Vauxhall Junior Winter Series in 1994 he became the first-ever 16 year-old to win a motor race in the UK. Wilson finished equal-3rd in the 1995 Formula Vauxhall Junior Championship tying with Ben Collins (later to become BBC TV Top Gear’s ‘white’ Stig) and was a finalist in the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award.

During 1996-7, he spent two years in Formula Vauxhall with Paul Stewart Racing before earning international attention in 1998 when he won the inaugural Formula Palmer Audi championship with nine race wins. This earned him his second nomination to be a finalist in the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award.

Formula Palmer Audi

Formula Palmer Audi, officially abbreviated to FPA, and sometimes informally abbreviated to Palmer Audi, was a one-make class of open wheel Formula racing founded in 1998 by former Formula One driver, Jonathan Palmer. It was based in the United Kingdom (UK), and was organised and operated by MotorSport Vision. It had a high proportion of British drivers and venues, but it also featured international drivers, and races in mainland Europe.

His prize-drive for winning the FPA series was graduating to the FIA International Formula 3000 championship and he won the championship in 2001, setting a record winning margin in the process.

International Formula 3000

The Formula 3000 International Championship was a motor racing series created by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) in 1985 to become the final preparatory step for drivers hoping to enter Formula One. Formula Two had become too expensive, and was dominated by works-run cars with factory engines; the hope was that Formula 3000 would offer quicker, cheaper, more open racing. The series began as an open specification, then tyres were standardized from 1986 onwards, followed by engines and chassis in 1996. The series ran annually until 2004, and was replaced in 2005 by the GP2 Series.

Despite his success, his height proved a liability, and prevented him from securing a Formula One drive for 2002. He found a drive in the Telefónica World Series by Nissan, where he continued his winning ways with race victories at Interlagos and Valencia.

Wilson also tested for the Minardi Formula One team, but although regular driver Alex Yoong was replaced for two rounds, Wilson was unable to race the car due to his height. [4]

Formula One (2003)

For 2003, Minardi designed the car around Wilson's 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) frame and signed him up to race. [5] The car was off the pace but Wilson performed favourably against his more experienced teammate, Jos Verstappen. He switched to Jaguar Racing to replace Antônio Pizzonia for the last five races of the season, and scored his first championship point at the United States Grand Prix. However, Wilson did not retain his position with Jaguar Racing, because Ford was not prepared to pour unlimited funds into Formula One and advised the team that they would have to take on a paying driver. Christian Klien, who was funded by Austrian drink company Red Bull, and who had tested for Jaguar in November 2003, was able to bring sponsorship and thus secure a driver's seat for 2004.

Champ Car (2004–2007)

At the beginning of 2004, Wilson joined the Champ Car World Series with Mi-Jack Conquest Racing. He qualified as high as second in his rookie season and finished the year in 11th place in the standings. In addition to Champ Cars, Wilson also raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, sharing the Racing for Holland Dome-Judd S101 with Tom Coronel and Ralph Firman, personally setting the fifth fastest lap.

In 2005, Wilson moved to the RuSPORT team to partner with A. J. Allmendinger. He won his first Champ Car race at Toronto. Continuing with his success in Canada, Wilson finished third at Montreal, then rounded off the year with a victory from pole in the final race of the season at the Mexico City circuit. Wilson finished the season in third place in the drivers' standings behind series champion Sébastien Bourdais and second-placed Oriol Servia.

Wilson stayed with RuSPORT for the 2006 season, and finished second in the series. On 19 October 2006, in the Friday qualifying for the Surfers Paradise race, Wilson hit a small barrier of tyres in a chicane. When the front wheels lurched sideways after the impact, the steering wheel spun sharply in Wilson's hands and broke a small bone in his right wrist. [6]

For 2007, Wilson was signed on a multi-year contract with RSPORTS, a merger of his former team and Rocketsports. [7] He finished second in the championship. Preceding the European rounds of the championship (Zolder, Belgium and Assen, Holland), RSPORTS announced their separation back into RuSport and Rocketsports. [8]

IndyCar (2008–2015)

Wilson practising for the 2008 Indianapolis 500 JustinWilsonCar2008.jpg
Wilson practising for the 2008 Indianapolis 500

Wilson signed for reigning ChampCar champions Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing for 2008, [9] replacing Sébastien Bourdais. The ChampCar series merged with the Indy Racing League for 2008, meaning that Wilson and teammate Graham Rahal competed in the IndyCar Series. [10] Wilson qualified on pole for the Long Beach Grand Prix and second at Edmonton. Wilson won his first race for NHLR and took his maiden IndyCar Series win at the Detroit Indy Grand Prix in late August, moving up from fourth at the start to second through pitstops before gaining the lead when Hélio Castroneves was penalised for blocking. However, like many drivers switching from the road and street course based Champ Car series, he was not yet competitive in the series' oval races.

At the end of the points scoring races of the season Wilson placed 11th in the overall standings and finished second in the Bombardier Rookie of the Year standings. He missed out by just four points from Hideki Mutoh of the long established IndyCar Series Andretti Green Racing team, he was the best placed of the so-called transition drivers without any significant oval racing history. Oriol Servia finished higher but had enough oval racing experience in both the IRL and Champ Car to not be deemed a rookie.

Wilson racing at the Milwaukee Mile for Dale Coyne Racing in 2009 JWilson2009.JPG
Wilson racing at the Milwaukee Mile for Dale Coyne Racing in 2009

Wilson agreed to drive for Dale Coyne Racing in 2009, [11] after losing his ride at Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing. Wilson qualified second for the 2009 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to start the season, which is Coyne's best qualifying result in the team's 23-year history. He finished the race in third position, set the fastest lap of the race and led the most laps. Wilson was leading before a late-race caution came out; eventual race winner Ryan Briscoe passed him on the restart.

On 5 July 2009 Wilson scored his second IndyCar Series win, and Dale Coyne's first victory as an owner in his team's 23-year history. At the 2009 Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen, Wilson again qualified second, only behind Briscoe, who set a new track record twice over the course of qualifying. Because Dario Franchitti crashed early in the final round of qualifying, Wilson was able to save a set of Firestone's alternate-compound tires, which are designed to make the car faster, but also wear out more quickly. Wilson was the fastest driver in final practice. In the race itself, Wilson attempted to pass Briscoe on the second lap, but was unsuccessful; two laps later, he made the pass stick, leading the first of 49 laps he spent in front. With six laps remaining in the 60-lap event, a full-course caution came out, resulting in the same setup as St. Petersburg: Wilson leading late, with Briscoe right behind him. This time, however, Wilson retained the lead, stretching it to 4.9 seconds by the end of the race. [12]

Wilson took part in the 2010 running of the Daytona 24 Hours race. This time he was racing for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the Telmex/Target sponsored 01 Riley BMW prototype. Wilson shared the car with Max Papis, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, the car finished the race on the lead lap in second place. [13] During the race in an interview with Speed TV Wilson confirmed he was still working on a drive in the 2010 IndyCar season, saying he hoped to have a deal arranged "in the next few weeks".

On 2 February 2010 it was announced that Wilson would be joining Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the 2010 IndyCar season, he drove the No. 22 Z-Line Designs sponsored car and was partnered by Mike Conway. [14] For the opening race in Brazil they were joined by Ana Beatriz. [15] For the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 the team was expanded to run four cars for Tomas Scheckter and Ana Beatriz. [16] Wilson begun the season well in the road and street courses, often running near the front, finishing second in both the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and the Long Beach Grand Prix. He ran in the lead toward the end of the Indy 500 setting the fastest out lap of all the drivers during the race.

After Conway was sidelined for an accident in the closing stages of the Indy 500, Wilson was partnered by Tomas Scheckter, Graham Rahal and Paul Tracy. It was announced that he would be joined by J. R. Hildebrand who made his IndyCar debut at Mid-Ohio. [17] Wilson won the pole in the Toronto event [18] but fell to seventh in the race. Wilson finished the season eleventh in points.

On 11 November 2010 Dreyer & Reinbold announced that Wilson would return for a second season. [19] Wilson was having a difficult season, but had just captured a season best finish of fifth at Edmonton when he injured his back when his car was launched into the air after running off course at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during a practice session. [20] He was replaced by four different drivers in the car for the remaining races.

In January 2012 Dale Coyne Racing revealed that they had signed Wilson for the 2012 season. Wilson captured the team's first and his first oval victory at Texas Motor Speedway, although unapproved bodywork was found on Wilson's car during post-race inspection, the win was allowed to stand, with Wilson being docked five points and the team being fined. [21] The result would be by far his best of the season and he finished fifteenth in points. In 2013 Wilson returned to the team. He finished on the podium four times and finished sixth in the championship, his best IndyCar series points result since the merger with Champ Car. Wilson also captured his best career Indy 500 finish of fifth in the 2013 race. In 2014 Wilson again returned to the Coyne team, but failed to reach the podium and finished fifteenth in points.

Flag of the United Kingdom at half mast at the 2015 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma in memory of Wilson GoPro Grand Prix 2015 2 - Stierch.jpg
Flag of the United Kingdom at half mast at the 2015 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma in memory of Wilson

Wilson was a free agent at the beginning of the 2015 IndyCar Series season when Andretti Autosport announced that they had signed him to compete with them in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and 2015 Indianapolis 500. After those races, Wilson was again on the sidelines until 7 July 2015 when Andretti announced that Wilson would compete in the final five races of the season with the team. [22] Wilson finished on the podium in second at Mid-Ohio, three weeks before his fatal accident. He challenged eventual winner Graham Rahal for the lead on the final restart, but Rahal was able to outbrake Wilson holding the inside line at the end of the back straight. Wilson later revealed he didn't want to challenge Rahal because he was in contention for the championship and Wilson wanted to the right thing.

Sports car racing

In 2006, Wilson took part in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona event for the first time in his career, racing for the Michael Shank Racing team in a Lexus powered Riley & Scott Daytona Prototype chassis. Teaming up with Champ Car teammate A. J. Allmendinger, Oswaldo Negri and Mark Patterson, the car made it to the chequered flag in second place.

In 2008 Wilson again drove in the Rolex Daytona 24 Hours race for Michael Shank Racing, this time in a Ford powered Riley prototype chassis. He shared the number 60 car with Oswaldo Negri, Mark Patterson and Graham Rahal, they finished the race in sixth position and were the highest placed Ford powered car. [23]

On 28–29 January 2012, Wilson and co-drivers A. J. Allmendinger, Oswaldo Negri and John Pew won the 50th Rolex 24 at Daytona, driving the number 60 Michael Shank Racing Riley MkXXVI Ford Daytona Prototype. It was his first Rolex 24 win. Wilson returned to the podium with Michael Shank Racing at Daytona in 2013 after he and co-drivers Pew, Negri, Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose recovered from being several laps down to finish third in the race.

Formula E

Wilson made a one-off appearance in the all-electric FIA Formula E championship, racing for Andretti Autosport at the 2015 Moscow ePrix. A respectable performance in qualifying saw him lap less than a second off the pace of pole sitter Jean-Éric Vergne to start the race 13th, before going on to score a single point by finishing the race in tenth.

Investment program

Wilson struggled to raise the money needed to get a Formula One seat with the Minardi team in 2003, so his management team developed a program that gave investors the opportunity to support Wilson's career by buying shares in him to the public to raise the £1.2 million needed. [24] The program was supported by television commentator Murray Walker amongst others and ended up being oversubscribed. There are nearly 900 shareholders, each of whom invested a minimum of £500. Wilson was formerly managed by former Grand Prix driver Jonathan Palmer.

Personal life

Wilson married girlfriend Julia in Sheffield, England, on 29 December 2006. [25] [26] The couple resided in Northampton, England, and in Longmont, Colorado. [27] Their first child, Jane Louise, was born on 12 April 2008 in Lafayette, Colorado, and Jessica Lynne was born on 12 January 2010. [28]

Wilson's younger brother, Stefan, is also a racing driver. In 2009, Stefan joined the Indy Lights Series for its street and road course events, the support series to IndyCar. Stefan made his first IndyCar start in the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore driving alongside Justin for Dale Coyne Racing. It was the first time brothers had raced in IndyCar as teammates since Gary Bettenhausen and Tony Bettenhausen Jr. in 1983.

Wilson was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was 13 years old. Although he had never hidden his condition, he did not talk about it publicly until he joined Twitter, where he added a warning to his profile indicating that his tweets might not make sense.

He was a very keen player of motor racing computer games.

In 2012, Wilson began working with the International Dyslexia Association to raise awareness about the learning disability. [29]

Death

Wilson was fatally injured in an accident on lap 180 of 200, during the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on 23 August 2015. Race leader Sage Karam lost control of his car and crashed late in the race, sending debris airborne. The car ahead of him, driver James Jakes, slowed down faster than Wilson did, so Wilson went to the outside to avoid contact with his car. At the same time, the nose cone from Karam's crashed car hit Wilson's helmet as he drove through the accident scene, and Wilson's car almost immediately veered left into the inside wall. The force of the debris' collision was so great the nose cone ricocheted 12 metres (40 feet) vertically into the air. Wilson was extricated from his car and airlifted to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. He was subsequently reported to be in a coma, [30] [31] and died the following day. [2] Tributes from the motorsport world included Nigel Mansell, Jenson Button and Dario Franchitti. [32] NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart lent his private plane to Wilson's family so they could fly out to Pennsylvania. [33]

Rear of NASCAR driver Joey Gase's car paying homage to Wilson by urging people to be an organ donor. 52 Joey Gase tribute to Justin Wilson 2015 Road America.jpg
Rear of NASCAR driver Joey Gase's car paying homage to Wilson by urging people to be an organ donor.

It was the first death in IndyCar since 2011, when compatriot Dan Wheldon died in a crash during the IZOD IndyCar World Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Wilson's funeral took place at the parish church in Paulerspury, Northamptonshire, on 10 September 2015, attended by 500 people, including Mark Webber, Dario Franchitti, Jonathan Palmer and Sir Jackie Stewart. [34]

Legacy

The day after Wilson's death, his younger brother Stefan indicated that Wilson saved six lives by donating his organs. [35]

On 27 August IndyCar drivers Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden, Will Power and Graham Rahal converted what had been a previously planned promotion for the season finale at Sonoma Raceway by driving their cars across the Golden Gate bridge into a tribute for Wilson. Andretti drove Wilson's number 25 car and Hinchcliffe, in the Honda two-seat promotional car, in his first official action since his serious injury at the Indianapolis 500, delivered the Astor Cup trophy to Sonoma Raceway, the site of the final race of the 2015 IndyCar Series season. [36]

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Joey Gase, who usually runs a Donate for Life car when he cannot get sponsorship and honours someone whose life was cut short and saved others' lives on the bumper panel, put a picture of Wilson on his car for the Road America race. A. J. Allmendinger, a former teammate of Wilson in sportscar races (including the 2012 Rolex 24 win), who drives the No. 47 car in the Cup Series, put Wilson's name on the name rail of the car for the rest of the 2015 season.

In the following IndyCar race in Sonoma, close friend Oriol Servia drove the number 25 car in his honour, finishing 12th. In 2016, Stefan drove a KVSH car at the Indianapolis 500, driving the No. 25 in memory of Justin. [37]

At the Italian Grand Prix, the drivers held a minute's silence for Wilson prior to the start of the race.

On 25 July 2016, Snetterton Circuit announced the hairpin on the Snetterton 300 circuit, Turn 2, will be named Wilson in his memory. His helmet and name are placed on the circuit to honour the new circuit. [38]

Motorsports career results

Complete International Formula 3000 results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrant123456789101112DCPoints
1999 Team Astromega IMO
6
MON
Ret
CAT
6
MAG
10
SIL
Ret
A1R
Ret
HOC
Ret
HUN
7
SPA
Ret
NÜR
Ret
20th2
2000 Nordic Racing IMO
8
SIL
3
CAT
5
NÜR
Ret
MON
7
MAG
9
A1R
2
HOC
Ret
HUN
5
SPA
5
5th16
2001 Coca-Cola Nordic Racing INT
1
IMO
6
CAT
3
A1R
1
MON
2
NÜR
Ret
MAG
2
SIL
2
HOC
2
HUN
1
SPA
2
MNZ
2
1st71

Complete American Le Mans Series results

YearEntrantClassChassisEngineTyres12345678910RankPoints
2002 Team Ascari LMP900 Ascari KZR-1 Judd GV4 4.0L V10 G SEB
ovr:6
cls:6
SON MID AME WAS TRO MOS MON MIA PET 39th19
2004 Taurus RacingLMP1 Lola B2K/10 Judd GV4 4.0L V10 D SEB
ovr:22
cls:9
MID LIM SON POR MOS AME PET MON 27th8

Complete Formula One results

(key)

YearEntrantChassisEngine12345678910111213141516WDC Points
2003 European Minardi Cosworth Minardi PS03 Cosworth V10 AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
BRA
Ret
SMR
Ret
ESP
11
AUT
13
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
EUR
13
FRA
14
GBR
16
20th1
Jaguar Racing Jaguar R4 Cosworth V10 GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
ITA
Ret
USA
8
JPN
13

Complete American open-wheel racing results

(key)

Champ Car World Series

YearTeamChassisEngine1234567891011121314RankPoints
2004 Conquest Racing Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8 t LBH
6
MTY
6
POR
5
CLE
18
TOR
12
VAN
14
ROA
7
DEN
7
MTL
14
LS
18
LVG
8
SRF
8
MXC
4
11th188
Reynard 02i MIL
11
2005 RuSPORT Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8 t LBH
4
MTY
4
MIL
4
POR
17
CLE
7
TOR
1
EDM
4
SJO
4
DEN
17
MTL
3
LVG
11
SRF
7
MXC
1
3rd265
2006 RuSPORT Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8 t LBH
2
HOU
5
MTY
2
MIL
2
POR
2
CLE
13
TOR
4
EDM
1
SJO
3
DEN
8
MTL
14
ROA
5
SRF
Wth
MXC
2
2nd298
2007 RSPORTS Panoz DP01 Cosworth XFE V8 t LVG
14
LBH
4
HOU
10
POR
2
CLE
4
MTT
5
TOR
3
EDM
2
SJO
13
ROA
8
2nd281
RuSPORT ZOL
5
ASN
1
SRF
2
MXC
10

IndyCar Series

YearTeamChassisEngine12345678910111213141516171819RankPoints
2008 Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Dallara Honda HMS
15
STP
9
MOT 1 KAN
9
INDY
27
MIL
7
TXS
27
IOW
12
RIR
7
WGL
25
NSH
18
MDO
11
EDM
3
KTY
19
SNM
9
DET
1
CHI
11
SRF 2
12
11th340
Panoz Cosworth LBH 1
19
2009 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara Honda STP
3
LBH
22
KAN
14
INDY
23
MIL
15
TXS
15
IOW
18
RIR
14
WGL
1
TOR
5
EDM
8
KTY
21
MDO
13
SNM
7
CHI
10
MOT
12
HMS
10
9th354
2010 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing SAO
11
STP
2
ALA
7
LBH
2
KAN
18
INDY
7
TXS
19
IOW
24
WGL
10
TOR
7*
EDM
21
MDO
27
SNM
6
CHI
7
KTY
11
MOT
16
HMS
21
11th361
2011 STP
10
ALA
19
LBH
22
SAO
7
INDY
16
TXS
17
TXS
21
MIL
10
IOW
12
TOR
15
EDM
5
MDO
Wth
NHM SNM BAL MOT KTY LVS 24th183
2012 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara DW12 STP
10
ALA
19
LBH
10
SAO
22
INDY
7
DET
22
TXS
1
MIL
23
IOW
10
TOR
21
EDM
9
MDO
18
SNM
11
BAL
17
FON
23
15th278
2013 STP
9
ALA
8
LBH
3
SAO
20
INDY
5
DET
3
DET
22
TXS
15
MIL
9
IOW
11
POC
7
TOR
11
TOR
8
MDO
8
SNM
2
BAL
4
HOU
3
HOU
4
FON
18
6th472
2014 STP
8
LBH
16
ALA
6
IMS
11
INDY
22
DET
4
DET
12
TXS
21
HOU
10
HOU
12
POC
14
IOW
13
TOR
10
TOR
10
MDO
15
MIL
17
SNM
9
FON
13
15th395
2015 Andretti Autosport STP NLA LBH ALA IMS
24
INDY
21
DET DET TXS TOR FON MIL
18
IOW
17
MDO
2
POC
15
SNM 24th108
1 Run on same day.
2 Non-points-paying, exhibition race.
YearsTeamsRacesPolesWinsPodiums
(non-win)
Top 10s
(non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
wins
Championships
841202394100

Indianapolis 500

YearChassisEngineStartFinishTeam
2008 Dallara Honda 1627 Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing
2009 Dallara Honda 1523 Dale Coyne Racing
2010 Dallara Honda 117 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
2011 Dallara Honda 1916 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
2012 Dallara Honda 217 Dale Coyne Racing
2013 Dallara Honda 145 Dale Coyne Racing
2014 Dallara Honda 1422 Dale Coyne Racing
2015 Dallara Honda 621 Andretti Autosport

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

YearTeamCo-driversCarClassLapsPos.Class
pos.
2004 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Racing for Holland Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tom Coronel
Flag of Ireland.svg Ralph Firman
Dome S101-Judd LMP1313DNFDNF

Complete 24 Hours of Daytona results

YearTeamCo-driversCarClassLapsPos.Class
pos.
2006 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Shank Racing Flag of the United States.svg A. J. Allmendinger
Flag of Brazil.svg Oswaldo Negri Jr.
Flag of the United States.svg Mark Patterson
Riley Mk.XI-Lexus DP73322
2008 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Shank Racing Flag of Brazil.svg Oswaldo Negri Jr.
Flag of the United States.svg Mark Patterson
Flag of the United States.svg Graham Rahal
Riley Mk.XI-Ford DP68066
2010 Flag of the United States.svg Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Flag of Italy.svg Max Papis
Flag of the United States.svg Scott Pruett
Flag of Mexico.svg Memo Rojas
Riley Mk.XI-BMW DP75522
2011 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Flag of the United States.svg A. J. Allmendinger
Flag of the United States.svg Michael McDowell
Dallara Ford DP71977
2012 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Flag of the United States.svg A. J. Allmendinger
Flag of Brazil.svg Oswaldo Negri Jr.
Flag of the United States.svg John Pew
Riley Mk.XXVI-Ford DP76111
2013 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Shank Racing Flag of the United States.svg A. J. Allmendinger
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Marcos Ambrose
Flag of Brazil.svg Oswaldo Negri Jr.
Flag of the United States.svg John Pew
Riley Mk.XXVI-Ford DP70933
2014 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Flag of the United States.svg A. J. Allmendinger
Flag of Brazil.svg Oswaldo Negri Jr.
Flag of the United States.svg John Pew
Riley Mk.XXVI-Ford Ecoboost P5994712

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2014–15 Andretti Autosport Spark-Renault SRT 01E BEI PUT PDE BNA MIA LBH MCO BER MSC
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LON LON 25th1

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural
Formula Palmer Audi
Champion

1998
Succeeded by
Richard Tarling
Preceded by
Bruno Junqueira
International Formula 3000
Champion

2001
Succeeded by
Sébastien Bourdais