Brad Murphey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Brad Murphey (born 27 December 1955 in Tucson, Arizona), is a former American-born Australian racecar driver in the Indy Racing League. He raced in the 1996 and 1996-1997 seasons for Hemelgarn Racing with 3 career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 where he was credited with 23rd place, but never finished a race or led a lap. His last IRL race was the inaugural 500K at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where his right leg/pelvis was broken while involved in an accident with Eddie Cheever and Stephane Gregoire on lap 29.

He is one of only seven Australians to ever race in the Indy 500, joining Sir Jack Brabham, Dennis Firestone, Geoff Brabham, and Vern Schuppan and later followed by Ryan Briscoe and Will Power. He was followed by John de Vries, Briscoe and Power as the only Australians to race in the IRL.

He also has prior experience in Indy Lights, Trans-Am Series, Formula Super Vee, Formula Ford, and HotRod racing. In 1984 he attempted to qualify for the CART races at Mid Ohio and Las Vegas, but failed to do so.

American Open Wheel racing[edit]

Indycars[edit]

(key)

Year Team Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
1984 Unknown CART United States
LBH
United States
PHX1
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
POR
United States
MEA
United States
CLE
United States
MIS1
United States
ROA
United States
POC
United States
MDO
DNQ
United States
SAN
United States
MIS2
United States
PHX2
United States
LS
United States
LVG
DNQ
NC 0
1996 Hemelgarn IRL United States
WDW
United States
PHX
United States
INDY
23
35th 12
1996–1997 Hemelgarn IRL United States
NHM
18
United States
LVS
27
United States
WDW
United States
PHX
United States
INDY
United States
TXS
United States
PPIR
United States
CLT
United States
NH2
United States
LV2
38th 25

Indy Lights[edit]

(key)

Year Team Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1986 Louis Motorsports ARS United States
PHX1
United States
MIL
United States
MEA
5
Canada
TOR
6
United States
POC
9
United States
MDO
9
United States
ROA
United States
LS
10
United States
PHX2
United States
MIA
9
12th 33
1987 TEAMKAR International ARS United States
LBH
United States
PHX
United States
MIL
8
United States
MEA
9
United States
CLE
11
Canada
TOR
7
United States
POC
United States
MDO
United States
NAZ
United States
LS
9
United States
MIA
Ret
12th 22
1988 TEAMKAR International ARS United States
PHX
10
United States
MIL
12
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
10
United States
MEA
United States
POC
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
Ret
United States
NAZ
United States
LS
United States
MIA
19th 8

Trivia[edit]

He is often referred to as "Bronco" Brad Murphey, as he is a former bronco riding champion.

External links[edit]