Paul Tracy

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Paul Tracy
Paul Tracy 2009 Indy 500 Second Qual Day.JPG
Paul Tracy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Second Qualification Day for the 2009 Indianapolis 500.
Nationality Canada Canadian
Born (1968-12-17) December 17, 1968 (age 45)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
2014 IZOD IndyCar Series
Debut season 2002
Car no. 8, 23
Former teams Team Green
Vision Racing
A.J. Foyt Enterprises
KV Racing Technology
Starts 20
Best finish 22nd in 2009
Previous series
1986
1988-1990
1991-2007
2006-2007 , 2012

2006
2008
Can-Am Series
American Racing Series
CART/Champ Car World Series
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
NASCAR Busch Series
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Championship titles
1990
2003
American Racing Series
CART/Champ Car World Series
Awards
1990
1993
1999
2000
Bruce McLaren Trophy
Most Improved Driver
All-Star Team
All-Star Team

Paul Tracy (born December 17, 1968 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) is a professional automobile racer who has competed in CART, the ChampCar World Series and the IndyCar Series. He is nicknamed "PT" and also goes by the nickname "The Thrill from West Hill".

Racing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Fascinated by cars since boyhood, Paul raced go-karts at Goodwood Kartways near his hometown until he was 16. At age 16, in 1985, he became the youngest ever Canadian Formula Ford Champion. He was also the winner of the final Can-Am race in series history at the age of 17; in that same race he achieved the record of the youngest winner in Can-Am history.

Tracy worked his way up through the North American open-wheel feeder series' culminating with winning the 1990 American Racing Series Championship, and in the process set a record for single season wins with nine.

Penske and Newman/Haas years[edit]

Tracy making his third start for Penske Racing at Laguna Seca in 1991

The following year, he competed in his first IndyCar event at Long Beach and at mid-season became a test driver for Penske Racing, in his first race for the team at Michigan he crashed and broke his left leg. He recovered and raced twice more for the team at the end of the season. He was scheduled to start a selected number of races for Penske in 1992 and ended up starting 11 races, many of his starts as a substitute driver for the injured Rick Mears.

His first full year of IndyCar competition came in 1993 and he won five times with his first win coming at Long Beach and the others at Cleveland, Toronto, Road America and Laguna Seca. Paul led the series in laps led and was voted most improved driver by his peers. The 1994 season started out slowly for Tracy as he scored just two points in the first four races. He rebounded from his poor start and finished on the podium in eight of the final twelve races with victories at Detroit, Nazareth, and Laguna Seca. His third-place showing in the points gave Penske a sweep of the top-three slots with Al Unser, Jr. winning the title and Emerson Fittipaldi second. That year, Tracy also tested with the Benetton Formula One team at Estoril.

Despite three successful seasons at Penske racing, Paul switched to Newman/Haas Racing for the 1995 season. Although he won two races (Australia and Milwaukee) and finished 6th in the championship, Tracy returned to Penske racing for 1996. His return to Penske was a disappointment as he finished the season with no wins and 13th in the championship. A back injury also forced him to miss two races. 1997 was a roller coaster season for Tracy. He won consecutive events at Nazareth, Rio de Janeiro and Gateway, to take the points lead. The season went downhill soon after as he finished 26th or worse in each of the final five events to slip to fifth place in the championship. His wins were the 98th and 99th for Penske Racing in CART; they had to wait 3 more years for their 100th.

During this period (1994–1995) Paul Tracy also dabbled as a professional downhill mountain bike racer. He raced for Yeti Bicycles and made appearances in the pro class at famous bike races such as the legendary Kamikaze at Mammouth mountain. During this time Penske developed a special upside down suspension fork for Yeti Cycles and Paul. Kaiser Aerospace in partnership with Yeti Cycles built one of the first thermoplastic carbon fiber bicycles for Paul at a cost of 1/2 million dollars to produce.

Team Green years[edit]

Tracy left Penske Racing again to race for Team KOOL Green for the 1998 season. The year was a struggle as he finished no better than fifth in any race and ended up a disappointing 13th in the championship.

Several on and off track incidents during the year earned him the wrath of CART officials and he was excluded from the 1999 season opener. Although he missed the first race, Paul still had a very successful season as he recorded seven podium finishes and had victories at Milwaukee and Houston. He finished third in the championship.

The 2000 season was also a success for Tracy as he won at Long Beach, Road America and Vancouver and finished fifth in the championship. Paul sat on the pole for the Michigan 500 with a new track record speed of 234.949 mph (378.114 km/h).

Paul's fourth year with Green in 2001 was one of the worst of his career as he went winless and finished 14th in the championship. 2002 was another year of struggle for Paul. He did win a race at Milwaukee but failed to finish 10 of 19 races and was 11th in the championship.

Tracy competing in the 2002 Indy 500

With Team Green, Tracy returned to the Indianapolis 500 in 2002 for the first time since 1995. A late-race caution flag for a crash appeared at nearly the same time he passed Hélio Castroneves for what would have been the race lead. This incident proved controversial due to the lack of evidence from camera angles showing whether or not he was ahead of Castroneves. Debate continued on the issue of whether the caution flag was timed to stop a CART driver beating the regulars of the rival Indy Racing League, which is run by Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony George. In the previous year's race, CART drivers had claimed the first 5 finishing positions, leading many to believe that IRL brass was looking to avoid another defeat in the biggest race of the year. Perhaps as a result of this, Tracy was received CART's Most Popular Driver Award later that same year.

Forsythe years[edit]

Paul Tracy made his off-season move to the Player’s/Forsythe team for the 2003 season and had one of the best ever seasons in Champ Car history. He became the first driver in 32 years to win the first three races of a season, scoring victories in St. Petersburg, Monterrey, and Long Beach. His other victories came at Toronto (his finest victory of the season and perhaps his career; he led all 112 laps and, at one point, had a lead so big that when the first full-course caution of the race came out, Tracy managed to complete a pit stop before anyone else even got close to the pit lane entrance), Vancouver, Mid-Ohio, and Mexico City. He led 658 laps, earned six poles, and ten podiums on the way to his first-ever championship.

Due to tobacco advertising laws, Player's could not return as a sponsor for the following season. At the same time, CART went bankrupt and its assets were auctioned off in an Indiana court. The series was purchased by Kevin Kalkhoven, Paul Gentilozzi, and Tracy's team owner Gerald Forsythe. The lack of sponsor money certainly did not help the team and Paul was unable to defend his championship in 2004. He finished fourth in the series, with wins at Long Beach and Vancouver.

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The 2005 season started out strong for Tracy. He led the points standings after five races, winning at Milwaukee and Cleveland. Bad luck and mistakes characterized the rest of his season, however. He was leading at Toronto when he ran out of fuel and crashed on his own while leading at Denver. A hard crash with Sébastien Bourdais at Las Vegas ended his championship hopes. Tracy finished fourth in the standings for the second year in a row.

2006 looked to be a transitional year for Tracy, with a five-race deal run in the NASCAR Busch Series possibly becoming a full-season contract in 2007. However, for a number of reasons, including poor results in the first three Busch races, Tracy reconsidered and determined that staying in Champ Car might be his best option. In May 2006, it was announced that Tracy had re-signed with Forsythe Racing for an additional five seasons. He announced plans to compete in the NASCAR Busch Series in 2007 for Riley D'Hondt Motorsports with sponsorship from SportClips. Tracy also competed in one Camping World Truck Series race in 2008 at Texas Motor Speedway, where he finished 20th for Germain Racing. He has since stated that he has no plans to run in NASCAR in 2009.

Tracy at Toronto in 2007

In November 2006, Tracy was injured while riding an ATV, but a rumor started that he had jumped a sand trap in a golf cart. Tracy denied the rumor and stated that he does not even own a golf cart. In January 2007, Tracy vowed to win the 2007 Champ Car title.[1] However, on April 14 during a practice session at Long Beach, he crashed into a concrete barrier and suffered a fractured vertebra which forced him to miss the race and the next one in Houston. In late-May, he was given the green light by doctors to return into action for the race in Portland on June 10.[2]

IndyCar Series career[edit]

Following the unification of open wheel racing in North America, Forsythe announced that he would not be moving on to race in the IRL-sanctioned IndyCar Series in 2008, leaving Tracy a free agent after the 2008 race at Long Beach. After being without a ride for most of the season, Tracy signed a deal to drive for a joint Vision Racing/Walker Racing effort in the Rexall Edmonton Indy with sponsorship from Subway. Despite starting 15th in the race (due to a last qualifying lap spin by Marty Roth during the second knockout session), Tracy finished 4th behind Justin Wilson, Hélio Castroneves, and winner Scott Dixon. He had a fastest personal lap time of 1:02.9258 at 112.876 mph (181.656 km/h) set on lap 77.

On April 17, 2009 between practice sessions of the Long Beach Grand Prix it was announced that Tracy will drive in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 for KV Racing Technology sponsored by Geico Insurance. Races at Edmonton, Toronto, and Watkins Glen were later added to the KV/Tracy program for 2009, with additional races possible. Following Tracy's 9th place finish in his return to the Indy 500, AJ Foyt Enterprises signed Tracy to replace the injured Vitor Meira in the #14 car, but only for the Milwaukee race.[3] Paul drove again in 2009 for KV Racing at Mid-Ohio in place of Mario Moraes, who returned to Brazil after his father died.[4]

Other racing[edit]

In July 2013, Tracy ran in the Stadium Super Trucks, making his debut at Toronto.[5]

Controversies[edit]

French helmet[edit]

During his racing career, Tracy has been involved in several controversies, notably involving CART bosses. Also, several rivals have alleged that he is aggressive and sometimes dangerous, habits which have caused several accidents and feuds in the past. However, the most recent and high-profile incident involving the Canadian driver was the French helmet controversy.

The French helmet controversy erupted during the 2006 season after Tracy was involved in two on-track incidents at San Jose and Denver. At San Jose, Tracy missed a right curve and went straight into an open space area. By trying to return to the track, he hit Alex Tagliani's car, damaging the whole front of it. After the crash, Tagliani, a French-Canadian, angrily confronted Tracy in the pits and demanded that he pay for the damage since Tagliani's race team had financial issues. Tracy then warned Tagliani not to touch him, but the latter persisted and eventually the two men came to blows before being separated by Champ Car officials. Tracy noted that Tagliani was still wearing his helmet during the scuffle. Both men were fined an undisclosed amount of money, while Tracy was put on probation for three races and lost seven points.[6]

Paul Tracy and Sébastien Bourdais in a confrontation at the 2006 Denver Grand Prix

During the next race in Denver, Tracy and French driver Sébastien Bourdais were fighting for the second position on the last lap. Tracy, while having fuel and brake issues, was well behind Bourdais coming into the final corner. Still, he did not slow down enough, losing control and hitting Bourdais' car in the process. The Newman-Haas driver then charged at Tracy and gave him a shove. Although Tracy invited Bourdais to confront him, the latter chose to walk away from the potential altercation. Tracy was docked an additional three points in the championship and was fined US$25,000. Champ Car mentioned that "Tracy's on-track actions in Denver were determined to be in violation of his probation"[7] a probation stemming from the San Jose incident. Bourdais demanded that Tracy be suspended, since he felt that Tracy had cost him several points that he could have used to widen his now-slim lead in the points standings over A. J. Allmendinger, Tracy's teammate, who won the Denver race.

During a post-race interview, Tracy criticized Bourdais for not confronting him after the incident: "Too bad he wouldn't take his helmet off, then we really would have settled things. But French guys always keep their helmets on".[8] Tracy downplayed the remarks, claiming they were a joke, but added one week later: "I said it was a joke, but it's a fact. If I said anything untrue, I'd apologize for it, but in both instances, they came to me to get in an altercation with their helmets on. I don't regret it, but I said it in joking".[9] Bourdais, Tagliani, and Quebec driver Andrew Ranger asked for the crowd to boo him at the next race in Montreal, on the weekend of August 26.

This incident also renewed a heated rivalry between Tracy and Bourdais in which the Canadian driver criticized his rival for knocking him out of several past races and claiming that the Denver incident was payback according to him. In regards to the helmet remarks, Bourdais fired back at Tracy, saying: "I guess I'm not a hockey player and I didn't see him taking his helmet off either. I guess if he wants to fight someone, he is in the wrong sport." He continued: "It's just Paul Tracy making a fool out of himself race after race."[10]

Tagliani added: "I said he (Tracy) should wear a straitjacket because that's the only thing that could keep him under control. And Sébastien (Bourdais) said he can't drive with that on, so maybe it's the only thing that could keep him out of trouble".[9]

During the warm-ups and qualifying sessions in Montreal, the crowd at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve booed Tracy loudly. However, during the traditional drivers' presentation before the race, Tracy wore a blue mask and a Quebec flag as a cape while doing wrestling gestures, and the fans began to warm up to him.[11] RDS, TSN's French language television network, titled an article as : Paul Tracy, "le Crazy Québécois" (the crazy Quebecer)[12] and TSN captioned an image with "Captain Quebec". Tracy finished the rain-delayed race in second position behind Bourdais on the following Monday. Fans cheered for Tracy as he wore a Quebec flag on the podium.[13]

NASCAR[edit]

In May 2011 he made statements about NASCAR, calling it boring and stating “I can’t watch a NASCAR race on TV without taking a three-hour nap in the middle of it...It is a different scene and a different culture."[14]

Personal[edit]

Tracy resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has two children, Alysha and Conrad. He has a business interest in Arma Energy SNX. Paul also owns Black Label Baggers, a custom motorcycle parts company.

Trivia[edit]

Tracy appeared as an on-screen extra in an episode of The Littlest Hobo titled "Torque" (1985, Season 6).

In July of 2013, Autosport magazine named Tracy one of the 50 greatest drivers to have never raced in Formula One. Tracy impressed when testing for Benneton at Estoril in 1994, as he set a faster time than both Benneton drivers JJ Lehto and Jos Verstappen had managed for that year's Portuguese Grand Prix, and was only 0.7 sec off of Gerhard Berger's pole time for the same race. Afterwards, Tracy was offered a restrictive contract with few guarantees, ultimately deciding to stay in America.

Motorsports Results[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Car No. Races Poles Wins Points Position
1986 Can-Am Series Horst Kroll Racing 38 1 1 1 20 8th
1988 HFC American Racing Series Hemelgarn Racing 71/81 11 0 1 58 9th
1989 HFC American Racing Series Maple Leaf Racing 9 11 0 0 65 8th
1990 American Racing Series Landford Racing 90 14 7 9 214 1st
1991 PPG Indy Car World Series Dale Coyne Racing 39 1 0 0 6 21st
Penske Racing 17 3 0 0
1992 PPG Indy Car World Series Penske Racing 7/4 11 2 0 59 12th
1993 PPG Indy Car World Series Penske Racing 12 16 2 5 157 3rd
1994 PPG Indy Car World Series Penske Racing 3 16 4 3 152 3rd
Formula One Mild Seven Benetton Ford Test driver
1995 PPG Indy Car World Series Newman/Haas Racing 3 17 0 1 115 6th
1996 PPG Indy Car World Series Penske Racing 3 14 3 0 60 13th
1997 PPG CART World Series Penske Racing 3 16 2 3 121 5th
1998 FedEx Championship Series Team KOOL Green 26 19 0 0 61 13th
1999 FedEx Championship Series Team KOOL Green 26 19 0 2 161 3rd
2000 FedEx Championship Series Team KOOL Green 26 20 1 3 134 5th
2001 FedEx Championship Series Team KOOL Green 26 20 0 0 73 14th
2002 FedEx Championship Series Team KOOL Green 26 18 0 1 101 11th
Indy Racing League Team Green 26 1 0 0 40 34th
2003 Champ Car World Series Player's Forsythe Racing 3 18 6 7 226 1st
2004 Champ Car World Series Forsythe Championship Racing 1 14 3 2 254 4th
2005 Champ Car World Series Forsythe Championship Racing 3 13 3 2 246 4th
2006 Champ Car World Series Forsythe Championship Racing 3 13 0 0 209 7th
NASCAR Busch Series Frank Cicci Racing 34 5 0 0 372 76th
Biagi Brothers Racing 4 1 0 0
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Michael Shank Racing 6 3 0 0 59 63rd
2007 Champ Car World Series Forsythe Championship Racing 3 12 0 1 171 11th
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Michael Shank Racing 6 1 0 0 15 71st
2008 IndyCar Series Forsythe/Pettit Racing 3 1 0 0 51 33rd
Vision Racing 22 1 0 0
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Germain Racing 9 1 0 0 103 84th
2009 IndyCar Series KV Racing Technology 15/5 5 0 0 113 23rd
A. J. Foyt Enterprises 14 1 0 0
2010 IZOD IndyCar Series KV Racing Technology 15 2 0 0 91 27th
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 24 3 0 0
2011 IZOD IndyCar Series Dragon Racing 8 5 0 0 68 29th
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 23 1 0 0
2012 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Doran Racing 77 4 0 0 145 15th
Action Express Racing 5 2 0 0

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

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American Racing Series[edit]

American Racing Series results
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
1988 Hemelgarn Racing United States
PHX
1
United States
MIL
15
United States
POR
4
United States
CLE
11
Canada
TOR
14
United States
MWL
13
United States
POC
DNP
United States
MDO
5
United States
ROA
14
United States
NAZ
6
United States
LAG
8
United States
MIA
14
9th 58
1989 Maple Leaf Racing United States
PHX
2
United States
LBH
13
United States
MIL
14
United States
DET
11
United States
POR
2
United States
MWL
4
Canada
TOR
16
United States
POC
12
United States
MDO
3
United States
ROA
10
United States
NAZ
15
United States
LAG
DNP
8th 65
1990 Landford Racing United States
PHX
1
United States
LBH
1
United States
MIL
1
United States
DET
8
United States
POR
1
United States
CLE
1
United States
MWL
1
Canada
TOR
1
United States
DEN
15
Canada
VAN
5
United States
MDO
1
United States
ROA
1
United States
NAZ
10
United States
LAG
12
1st 214

CART / Champ Car[edit]

CART / Champ Car Series results
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Rank Points
1991 Dale Coyne Racing Australia
SRF
DNP
United States
LBH
22
United States
PHX
DNP
United States
IND
Wth
United States
MIL
DNP
United States
DET
DNP
United States
POR
DNP
United States
CLE
DNP
United States
MDW
DNP
Canada
TOR
DNP
21st 6
Penske Racing United States
MIC
21
United States
DEN
DNP
Canada
VAN
DNP
United States
MDO
DNP
United States
ROA
DNP
United States
NAZ
7
United States
LS
25
1992 Penske Racing Australia
SRF
DNP
United States
PHX
4
United States
LBH
DNP
United States
IND
20
United States
DET
16
United States
POR
DNP
United States
MIL
DNP
United States
NHA
DNP
Canada
TOR
21
United States
MIC
2
United States
CLE
19
United States
ROA
17
Canada
VAN
23
United States
MDO
2
United States
NAZ
3
United States
LS
16
12th 59
1993 Penske Racing Australia
SRF
21
United States
PHX
16
United States
LBH
1
United States
IND
30
United States
MIL
20
United States
DET
9
United States
POR
3
United States
CLE
1
Canada
TOR
1
United States
MIC
19
United States
NHA
2
United States
ROA
1
Canada
VAN
13
United States
MDO
25
United States
NAZ
3
United States
LS
1
3rd 157
1994 Penske Racing Australia
SRF
16
United States
PHX
23
United States
LBH
20
United States
IND
23
United States
MIL
3
United States
DET
1
United States
POR
3
United States
CLE
3
Canada
TOR
5
United States
MIC
16
United States
MDO
2
United States
NHA
2
Canada
VAN
20
United States
ROA
18
United States
NAZ
1
United States
LS
1
3rd 152
1995 Newman/Haas Racing United States
MIA
27
Australia
SRF
1
United States
PHX
4
United States
LBH
28
United States
NAZ
26
United States
IND
24
United States
MIL
1
United States
DET
8
United States
POR
18
United States
ROA
2
Canada
TOR
8
United States
CLE
26
United States
MIC
23
United States
MDO
2
United States
NHA
23
Canada
VAN
8
United States
LS
2
6th 115
1996 Penske Racing United States
MIA
23
Brazil
RIO
19
Australia
SRF
22
United States
LBH
4
United States
NAZ
5
United States
500
7
United States
MIL
3
United States
DET
17
United States
POR
27
United States
CLE
9
Canada
TOR
5
United States
MIC
Wth
United States
MDO
DNP
United States
ROA
12
Canada
VAN
18
United States
LS
29
13th 60
1997 Penske Racing United States
MIA
2
Australia
SRF
19
United States
LBH
7
United States
NAZ
1
Brazil
RIO
1
United States
GAT
1
United States
MIL
6
United States
DET
Wth
United States
POR
7
United States
CLE
7
Canada
TOR
10
United States
MIC
4
United States
MDO
27
United States
ROA
28
Canada
VAN
28
United States
LS
26
United States
FON
26
5th 121
1998 Team KOOL Green United States
MIA
27
Japan
MOT
5
United States
LBH
25
United States
NAZ
5
Brazil
RIO
25
United States
GAT
26
United States
MIL
7
United States
DET
7
United States
POR
28
United States
CLE
19
Canada
TOR
14
United States
MIC
9
United States
MDO
5
United States
ROA
6
Canada
VAN
11
United States
LS
8
United States
HOU
20
Australia
SRF
23
United States
FON
14
13th 61
1999 Team KOOL Green United States
MIA
DNP
Japan
MOT
11
United States
LBH
21
United States
NAZ
3
Brazil
RIO
15
United States
GAT
19
United States
MIL
1
United States
POR
5
United States
CLE
4
United States
ROA
11
Canada
TOR
2
United States
MIC
3
United States
DET
2
United States
MDO
2
United States
CHI
23
Canada
VAN
18
United States
LS
4
United States
HOU
1
Australia
SRF
7
United States
FON
18
3rd 161
2000 Team KOOL Green United States
MIA
3
United States
LBH
1
Brazil
RIO
3
Japan
MOT
6
United States
NAZ
10
United States
MIL
15
United States
DET
20
United States
POR
18
United States
CLE
19
Canada
TOR
3
United States
MIC
7
United States
CHI
19
United States
MDO
16
United States
ROA
1
Canada
VAN
1
United States
LS
11
United States
GAT
18
United States
HOU
4
Australia
SRF
17
United States
FON
24
5th 134
2001 Team KOOL Green Mexico
MTY
3
United States
LBH
4
United States
FTW
NH
United States
NAZ
3
Japan
MOT
18
United States
MIL
24
United States
DET
14
United States
POR
21
United States
CLE
24
Canada
TOR
6
United States
MIC
7
United States
CHI
12
United States
MDO
4
United States
ROA
26
Canada
VAN
26
Germany
LAU
10
United Kingdom
ROC
6
United States
HOU
24
United States
LS
18
Australia
SRF
14
United States
FON
24
14th 73
2002 Team KOOL Green Mexico
MTY
8
United States
LBH
7
Japan
MOT
19
United States
MIL
1*
United States
LS
17
United States
POR
17
United States
CHI
9
Canada
TOR
16
United States
CLE
3
Canada
VAN
2*
United States
MDO
18
United States
ROA
13*
Canada
MTL
4
United States
DEN
8
United Kingdom
ROC
19
United States
MIA
12
Australia
SRF
3
United States
FON
17
Mexico
MXC
16
11th 101
2003 Player's Forsythe Racing United States
STP
1*
Mexico
MTY
1*
United States
LBH
1
United Kingdom
BRH
17
Germany
LAU
12
United States
MIL
12
United States
LS
3
United States
POR
2*
United States
CLE
2*
Canada
TOR
1*
Canada
VAN
1*
United States
ROA
15
United States
MDO
1*
Canada
MTL
6
United States
DEN
4
United States
MIA
16
Mexico
MXC
1*
Australia
SRF
13
United States
FON
NH
1st 226
2004 Forsythe Championship Racing United States
LBH
1*
Mexico
MTY
7
United States
MIL
17
United States
POR
3
United States
CLE
17
Canada
TOR
5
Canada
VAN
1*
United States
ROA
12
United States
DEN
2*
Canada
MTL
4
United States
LS
10
United States
LAS
18
Australia
SRF
4*
Mexico
MXC
10
4th 254
2005 Forsythe Championship Racing United States
LBH
2
Mexico
MTY
15
United States
MIL
1
United States
POR
3
United States
CLE
1
Canada
TOR
16
Canada
EDM
3
United States
SAN
2
United States
DEN
16
Canada
MTL
8
United States
LAS
17
Australia
SRF
17
Mexico
MXC
3
4th 246
2006 Forsythe Championship Racing United States
LBH
17
United States
HOU
2
Mexico
MTY
4
United States
MIL
16
United States
POR
7
United States
CLE
16
Canada
TOR
2
Canada
EDM
5
United States
SAN
15
United States
DEN
6
Canada
MTL
2
United States
ROA
10
Australia
SRF
4
Mexico
MXC
Inj
7th 209
2007 Forsythe Championship Racing United States
LAS
3
United States
LBH
Wth
United States
HOU
Inj
United States
POR
10
United States
CLE
1
Canada
MTT
15
Canada
TOR
14
Canada
EDM
5
United States
SAN
11
United States
ROA
12
Belgium
ZOL
10
Netherlands
ASN
17
Australia
SRF
9
Mexico
MXC
5
11th 171

IndyCar Series[edit]

IndyCar Series results
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2002 Team Green United States
HMS
United States
PHX
United States
FON
United States
NZR
United States
INDY
2
United States
TXS
United States
PPIR
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
STL
United States
CHI
United States
TX2
34th 40
2008 Forsythe/Pettit Racing United States
HMS
United States
STP
Japan
MOT1
DNP
United States
LBH1
11
United States
KAN
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
TXS
United States
IOW
United States
RIR
United States
WGL
United States
NSH
United States
MDO
33rd 51
Vision Racing Canada
EDM
4
United States
KTY
United States
SNM
United States
DET
United States
CHI
Australia
SRF2
2009 KV Racing Technology United States
STP
United States
LBH
United States
KAN
United States
INDY
9
United States
WGL
20
Canada
TOR
19
Canada
EDM
6
United States
KTY
United States
MDO
7
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
Japan
MOT
United States
HMS
23rd 113
A. J. Foyt Enterprises United States
MIL
17
United States
TXS
United States
IOW
United States
RIR
2010 KV Racing Technology Brazil
SAO
United States
STP
United States
ALA
United States
LBH
United States
KAN
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
TXS
United States
IOW
Canada
TOR
13
Canada
EDM
6
United States
MDO
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
27th 91
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing United States
WGL
14
United States
KTY
12
Japan
MOT
22
United States
HMS
2011 Dragon Racing United States
STP
United States
ALA
United States
LBH
16
Brazil
SAO
United States
TXS1
12
United States
TXS2
13
United States
MIL
United States
IOW
Canada
TOR
16
Canada
EDM
26
United States
MDO
United States
NHM
United States
SNM
United States
BAL
Japan
MOT
United States
KTY
United States
LVS3
C
29th 68
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing United States
INDY
25
1 Run on same day.
2 Non-points-paying, exhibition race.
3 The Las Vegas Indy 300 was abandoned after Dan Wheldon died from injuries sustained in a 15-car crash on lap 11.

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team Note
1991 Lola T9000 Cosworth Wth Dale Coyne Racing Withdrew from rookie orientation
1992 Penske PC-21 Chevrolet B 19 20 Penske Engine Failure
1993 Penske PC-22 Chevrolet C 7 30 Penske Crash
1994 Penske PC-23 Ilmor-Mercedes 25 23 Penske Turbo Failure
1995 Lola T9500 Ford-Cosworth XB 16 24 Newman/Haas Broken Throttle
2002 Dallara Chevrolet 29 2 Team Green Controversial finish; claims victory
2009 Dallara Honda 13 9 KV First Indy start in seven years
2010 Dallara Honda DNQ KV Did Not Qualify
2011 Dallara Honda 25 25 Dreyer & Reinbold

Sports car racing[edit]

Can-Am[edit]

Can-Am Series results
Year Team 1 2 3 4 Rank Points
1986 Horst Kroll Racing Canada
MOS1
United States
SUM
United States
GAT
Canada
MOS2
1
8th 20

Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class)

Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series results
Year Team Make Engine Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
2006 Michael Shank Racing Riley Lexus DP DAY
54/27
MEX
3/3
HOM LBH VIR LAG PHX LRP WAT1 DAY2
4/4
BAR WAT2 INF MIL 63rd 59
2007 Michael Shank Racing Riley Lexus DP DAY
26/16
MEX HOM VIR LAG LRP WAT1 MDO DAY2 IOWA CGV BAR WAT2 INF MIL 71st 15
2012 Doran Racing Dallara Ford DP DAY
7/7
BAR HOM NJ
21/8
BIP MDO RA WAT1
10/10
IMS
16/6
WAT2 15th 145
Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette CGV
3/3
LAG
9/9
LRP


24 Hours of Daytona[edit]

Year Class No Team Car Engine Co-drivers Laps Position Class Pos.
2006 DP 6 United States Michael Shank Racing Riley Lexus United States Paul Mears Jr.
United States Mike Borkowski
Canada Ken Wilden
168 54 DNF 27 DNF
2007 DP 6 United States Michael Shank Racing Riley Lexus United States A. J. Allmendinger
United States Henri Zogaib
United States Ian James
595 26 16
2012 DP 77 United States Doran Racing Dallara DP-01 Ford 5.0L V8 United States Jim Lowe
United States Burt Frisselle
United States Brian Frisselle
United States Billy Johnson
748 7 7

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

Busch Series[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PAUL TRACY'S NEW YEAR COMES WITH RENEWED COMMITMENT, Champ Car World Series, January 2, 2007
  2. ^ Tracy returns to the track this week, Canadian Press, May 21, 2007
  3. ^ http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/75644
  4. ^ http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/indycar-millers-mid-ohio-preview/
  5. ^ "Paul Tracy, Jimmy Vasser join Robby Gordon's Stadium SUPER Trucks series for Toronto". Racer. July 11, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ Champ Car fines Tracy and Tagliani, Canadian Press, August 2, 2006
  7. ^ Tracy fined, docked points for Denver race, Canadian Press, August 15, 2006
  8. ^ Tracy downplays French-helmet remarks, TSN.ca, August 14, 2006
  9. ^ a b Bourdais suggests "welcome" for Tracy, Canadian Press/TSN.ca, August 24, 2006
  10. ^ Bourdais responds to Tracy incident, TSN.ca, August 15, 2006
  11. ^ Rain postpones Montreal Grand Prix, Canadian Press, August 27, 2006
  12. ^ [1] le Crazy Quebecois, RDS.ca
  13. ^ Bourdais edges Tracy in Montreal, Canadian Press, August 28, 2006
  14. ^ "http://sports.yahoo.com/irl/news?slug=ro-indianapolis_500_paul_tracy_nascar_052611 "Tracy: IndyCar trumps ‘boring’ NASCAR", Martin Rogers. Yahoo Sports. May 26, 2011. Accessed June 11, 2011

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mike Groff
American Racing Series Champion
1990
Succeeded by
Eric Bachelart
Preceded by
Cristiano da Matta
CART Series Champion
2003
Succeeded by
Sébastien Bourdais
(as Champ Car World Series Champion)