Thiago Medeiros

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Thiago Medeiros


Medeiros in the pits during 2006 Indy 500 Carb Day
NationalityFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Born (1982-07-24) July 24, 1982 (age 35)
São Paulo
Indy Pro Series
Years active 2003–2004, 2006
Teams Genoa Racing
Sam Schmidt Motorsports
AFS Racing
Starts 25
Wins 7
Poles 9
Best finish1st in 2004
Previous series
Stock Car Brasil
USAC Silver Crown Series
Indianapolis 500
Formula Three Sudamericana

Thiago Medeiros (born July 24, 1982 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian racing driver.

São Paulo Municipality in Brazil

São Paulo is a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil. The metropolis is an alpha global city and the most populous city in Brazil, the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere, besides being the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world. The municipality is also the Earth's 11th largest city proper by population. The city is the capital of the surrounding state of São Paulo, the most populous and wealthiest state in Brazil. It exerts strong international influences in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment. The name of the city honors the Apostle, Saint Paul of Tarsus. The city's metropolitan area, the Greater São Paulo, ranks as the most populous in Brazil and the 12th most populous on Earth. The process of conurbation between the metropolitan areas located around the Greater São Paulo created the São Paulo Macrometropolis, a megalopolis with more than 30 million inhabitants, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

Brazil Federal republic in South America

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After racing in Formula Three Sudamericana from 1999 to 2002, finishing 3rd in 2001 and 4th in 2002, he came to the United States in 2003 to race in the Infiniti Pro Series for Genoa Racing. He started his first race from the pole at Homestead Miami Speedway and captured his first victory in the final race of the season at Texas Motor Speedway. He switched to Sam Schmidt Motorsports in 2004 and had a dream season, albeit in a season where the field of most races was very small. Medeiros captured six wins, all from the pole, on his way to the championship.

O2 Racing Technology was an American auto racing team owned by Mark Olson that competed in the Indy Lights series.

Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas – the portion located in Denton County, Texas. The reconfigured track measures 1.44 miles (2.32 km) with banked 20° in turns 1 and 2 and banked 24° in turns 3 and 4. Texas Motor Speedway is a quad-oval design, where the front straightaway juts outward slightly. The track layout is similar to Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. The track is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., the same company that owns Atlanta and Charlotte Motor Speedways, as well as the short-track Bristol Motor Speedway.

He attempted to make his IndyCar Series debut in the last race of the 2005 season at California Speedway for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. However, he crashed in practice and could not make a qualifying attempt or participate in the race. He returned to the series and attempted to qualify for the 2006 Indianapolis 500 in a car fielded by PDM Racing, his USAC Silver Crown Series team. On Bump Day, he made the grid taking the 33rd and final spot on the grid and finished 31st in the race after an electrical problem.

The IndyCar Series, currently known as the NTT IndyCar Series under sponsorship, is the premier level of open-wheel racing in North America. Its parent company began in 1996 as the Indy Racing League (IRL), which was created by then Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony George as a competitor to CART. In 2008, the IndyCar Series merged with the Champ Car World Series. The series is self-sanctioned by IndyCar.

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is an automotive racing organization that competed in the open wheel IndyCar Series from 2000 to 2013 and currently competing in the Global Rallycross Championship. The team is co-owned by former driver Robbie Buhl, who owns the team with Indianapolis BMW, Infiniti, Volkswagen and Maserati dealer Dennis Reinbold. Off the track, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) have spent thousands of hours as the national spokesperson & advocate for "Racing for Kids," a national youth charitable foundation. On behalf of "Racing for Kids," DRR has visited more than 20,000 children in over 400 hospitals worldwide, and raised nearly $5 million for local children's health initiatives.

2006 Indianapolis 500

The 90th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday May 28, 2006. Sam Hornish, Jr. won from the pole position. It was Hornish's first and only win at Indianapolis, and the record fourteenth Indy victory for Penske Racing. Hornish would later win the IndyCar Series championship, the second driver in a row to sweep the Indy 500 and season championship in the same season.

He returned to his native Brazil to drive in Stock Car Brasil. Thiago quit motoracing in 2007 and started a new career flying helicopters. He currently lives in Dubai.[ citation needed ]

Stock Car Brasil, also known as Stock Car V8, is a touring car auto racing series based in Brazil. It is considered the major South American motorsports series.

IndyCar Series

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
32nd 12

Indy 500 results

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2006 Panoz Honda 3331 PDM Racing
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mark Taylor
Infiniti Pro Series Champion
Succeeded by
Wade Cunningham

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