Nick Firestone

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Nick Firestone
Nationality United States American
Born Nicholas Stanley Firestone
(1966-03-31) March 31, 1966 (age 48)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Previous series
1990
1992
1993-96
1999
1996-2008
EFDA Nations Cup
British Formula 2 Championship
Indy Lights
IndyCar Series
Karting
Last updated on: November 30, 2011.

Nicholas Stanley Firestone (born March 31, 1966) is an American former race car driver.

A great-grandson of Harvey Samuel Firestone (founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company) and Idabelle Smith, grandson of Roger (1912–1970) and son of Peter, he graduated from Princeton University in 1989.

Starting in Karts he moved to junior formula cars then the British Formula 2 Championship. He competed in 42 Indy Lights races from 1993 to 1996. His best finish was second at Nazareth Speedway and The Milwaukee Mile in 1993.[1] He attempted to qualify for the 1999 Indianapolis 500 for McCormack Motorsports but failed to make the field. He has now moved back to racing Karts. He has two children, Peter and Annabel.

Career Results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
1990 EFDA Nations Cup 12th Reynard - Opel Team USA
1992 British Formula 2 Championship 13th Ralt RT23 - Cosworth Valvoline ERM
1993 Indy Lights 6th Lola T93/20 - Buick Simon Racing
1994 Indy Lights 6th Lola T93/20 - Buick Simon Racing
1995 Indy Lights 9th Lola T93/20 - Buick Brian Stewart Racing
1996 Indy Lights 17th Lola T93/20 - Buick Brian Stewart Racing
1996 SKUSA SuperNationals XIV - G1 6th Tony Kart - TM 2Wild Karting
2006 SKUSA SuperNationals X - G1 7th
2007 SKUSA SuperNationals X - G1 5th
2008 Arizona Sprint Kart Championship - Shifter 15th

Indy Lights results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1993 Simon Racing United States
PHX
Ret
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
MIL
2
United States
DET
Ret
United States
POR
6
United States
CLE
11
Canada
TOR
6
United States
NHM
8
Canada
VAN
4
United States
MDO
5
United States
NZR
2
United States
LS
6
6th 85
1994 Simon Racing United States
PHX
13
United States
LBH
4
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
DET
5
United States
POR
15
United States
CLE
4
Canada
TOR
3
United States
NHM
5
Canada
VAN
9
United States
MDO
Ret
United States
NZR
10
United States
LS
7
6th 72
1995 Brian Stewart Racing United States
MIA
10
United States
PHX
11
United States
LBH
12
United States
NZR
Ret
United States
MIL
15
United States
DET
4
United States
POR
3
Canada
TOR
Ret
United States
CLE
10
United States
NHM
10
Canada
VAN
9
United States
LS
5
9th 52
1996 Brian Stewart Racing United States
MIA
United States
PHX
United States
NZR
United States
MIS
11
United States
MIL
16
United States
DET
20
United States
POR
9
United States
CLE
4
Canada
TOR
Ret
Canada
TRV
Canada
VAN
United States
LS
17th 18

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
1999 McCormack Motorsports United States
WDW
United States
PHX
United States
CLT
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
TXS1
United States
PPIR1
United States
ATL
United States
DOV
United States
PPIR2
United States
LVS
United States
TX2
NC 0

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