Nick Firestone

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Nick Firestone
Nationality American
Born Nicholas Stanley Firestone
(1966-03-31) March 31, 1966 (age 49)
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 PHX
Ret
LBH
Ret
MIL
2
DET
Ret
POR
6
CLE
11
TOR
6
NHM
8
VAN
4
MDO
5
NZR
2
LS
6
6th 85
1994 Simon Racing PHX
13
LBH
4
MIL
Ret
DET
5
POR
15
CLE
4
TOR
3
NHM
5
VAN
9
MDO
Ret
NZR
10
LS
7
6th 72
1995 Brian Stewart Racing MIA
10
PHX
11
LBH
12
NZR
Ret
MIL
15
DET
4
POR
3
TOR
Ret
CLE
10
NHM
10
VAN
9
LS
5
9th 52
1996 Brian Stewart Racing MIA PHX NZR MIS
11
MIL
16
DET
20
POR
9
CLE
4
TOR
Ret
TRV VAN LS 17th 18

IndyCar Series[edit]

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

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