Brad Murphey

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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 LBH PHX1 INDY MIL POR MEA CLE MIS1 ROA POC MDO
DNQ
SAN MIS2 PHX2 LS LVG
DNQ
NC 0
1996 Hemelgarn IRL WDW PHX INDY
23
35th 12
1996–1997 Hemelgarn IRL NHM
18
LVS
27
WDW PHX INDY TXS PPIR CLT NH2 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 PHX1 MIL MEA
5
TOR
6
POC
9
MDO
9
ROA LS
10
PHX2 MIA
9
12th 33
1987 TEAMKAR International ARS LBH PHX MIL
8
MEA
9
CLE
11
TOR
7
POC MDO NAZ LS
9
MIA
Ret
12th 22
1988 TEAMKAR International ARS PHX
10
MIL
12
POR CLE TOR
10
MEA POC MDO ROA
Ret
NAZ LS MIA 19th 8

Trivia[edit]

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

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