Donnie Beechler

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Donnie Beechler
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Beechler in 2013
Nationality  United States
Born (1961-05-18) May 18, 1961 (age 53)
Springfield, Illinois
Retired 2002
IRL IndyCar Series
Years active 1998-2002
Teams Cahill Racing
A. J. Foyt Enterprises
Starts 36
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 3rd in 2000

Donnie Beechler (born May 18, 1961), is a former driver in the Indy Racing League. He was born in Springfield, Illinois.

Beechler raced in the 1998-2001 seasons with 36 career starts, including 4 Indianapolis 500 showings. His best career finish was 3rd, achieved twice, at the 2000 IRL Phoenix 200 won by Buddy Lazier at Phoenix International Raceway and the 2001 300-mile race won by Eddie Cheever, Jr. at Kansas Speedway.

Since leaving IndyCars he has returned to the USAC Silver Crown Series on a part-time basis. Also was an avid roller skater competing in several Illinois State Speed Meets.

Racing record[edit]

American Open Wheel[edit]

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IndyCar results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
1998 Cahill United States
WDW
United States
PHX
United States
INDY
32
United States
TXS
27
United States
NHM
20
United States
DOV
United States
CLT
19
United States
PPI
10
United States
ATL
22
United States
TX2
19
United States
LVS
23
28th 71
1999 Cahill United States
WDW
26
United States
PHX
11
United States
CLT
C1
United States
INDY
29
United States
TXS
17
United States
PPIR
22
United States
ATL
8
United States
DOV
10
United States
PPI2
20
United States
LVS
18
United States
TX2
11
21st 130
2000 Cahill United States
WDW
6
United States
PHX
3
United States
LVS
26
United States
INDY
12
United States
TXS
22
United States
PPIR
5
United States
ATL
5
United States
KTY
10
United States
TX2
6
5th 202
2001 Foyt United States
PHX
United States
HMS
United States
ATL
United States
INDY
25
United States
TXS
6
United States
PPI
16
United States
RIR
7
United States
KAN
3
United States
NSH
10
United States
KTY
5
United States
STL
14
United States
CHI
5
United States
TX2
15th 204
2002 Foyt United States
HMS
DNS






United States
INDY
DNQ
















NC 0
1 The 1999 VisionAire 500K at Charlotte was cancelled after 79 laps due to spectator fatalities.

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1998 G-Force Oldsmobile 24th 32nd Cahill
1999 Dallara Oldsmobile 19th 29th Cahill
2000 Dallara Oldsmobile 15th 12th Cahill
2001 Dallara Oldsmobile 27th 25th Foyt
2002 Dallara Chevrolet Failed to Qualify Foyt

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