Richie Hearn

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Richie Hearn
RichieHearnPracticing2007Indy500.jpg
Hearn practicing for the 2007 Indianapolis 500
Nationality United States
Born (1971-01-04) January 4, 1971 (age 43)
Glendale, California
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active 1996, 2000-2005, 2007
Teams Della Penna Motorsports
Pagan Racing
A. J. Foyt Enterprises
Team Menard
Hemelgarn Racing
Hemelgarn/Racing Professionals
Starts 25
Wins 1
Poles 2
Best finish 4th in 1996
Richie Hearn
CART Championship Car
Years active 1996-1999
Teams Della Penna Motorsports
Starts 59
Wins 0
Poles 0
Best finish 16th in 1998
Previous series
1994-1995 Toyota Atlantic
Championship titles
1995 Toyota Atlantic Series Champion

Richie Hearn (born January 4, 1971), is an American IndyCar racing driver.

Hearn was born in Glendale, California. He ran in the Toyota Atlantic championship for two seasons, winning the title in 1995. In 1996, he began driving for John Della Penna in both the IRL and Champ Car ranks. He won an IRL race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to cap off the year and was the highest finishing rookie at the Indianapolis 500, finishing 3rd.

Hearn moved full-time into Champ Car in 1997 for Della Penna with high profile sponsor Budweiser but failed to post significant results and by 2000 was surplus for sponsored driver Norberto Fontana. He contested a few more Indy 500s, with a best result of 6th in 2002. In 2005 following the Indy 500 he retired as a driver and started Hearn Motorsports LLC that ran in the Star Mazda series. He planned to move the team into Toyota Atlantic competition in 2006. Hearn returned from retirement to qualify on Bump Day of the 2007 Indianapolis 500 in a car jointly entered by Racing Professionals and Hemelgarn Racing.

Motorsports Career Results[edit]

American Open-Wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

CART[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Rank Points
1996 Della Penna Motorsports Reynard 95i Ford XB V8t MIA
RIO
SRF
LBH
10
NZR
500
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
TOR
Ret
MIS
MDO
ROA
VAN
LS
17
29th 3
1997 Della Penna Motorsports Lola T97/00 Ford XD V8t MIA
11
SRF
13
LBH
Ret
NZR
Ret
RIO
Ret
STL
9
MIL
Ret
DET
Ret
POR
14
CLE
Ret
TOR
Ret
MIS
Ret
MDO
13
ROA
9
VAN
Ret
LS
Ret
FON
15
21st 10
1998 Della Penna Motorsports Swift 009.c Ford XD V8t MIA
13
MOT
Ret
LBH
Ret
NZR
10
RIO
7
STL
Ret
MIL
6
DET
Ret
POR
10
CLE
18
TOR
7
MIS
5
MDO
Ret
ROA
13
VAN
Ret
LS
11
HOU
9
SRF
18
FON
8
16th 47
1999 Della Penna Motorsports Swift 010.c Toyota RV8D V8t MIA
Ret
MOT
Ret
LBH
11
NZR
Ret
RIO
Ret
22nd 26
Reynard 99i STL
13
MIL
21
POR
22
CLE
10
ROA
10
TOR
16
MIS
12
DET
13
MDO
12
CHI
16
VAN
6
LS
16
HOU
8
SRF
Ret
FON
Ret

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1996 Della Penna Motorsports Reynard 95i Ford XB V8t WDW
Ret
PHX
4
INDY
3
4th 79
1996–1997 Della Penna Motorsports Reynard 95i Ford XB V8t NHM
Ret
LVS
1
WDW PHX INDY TXS PPIR CLT NH2 LV2 33rd 59
2000 Pagan Racing Dallara IR-00 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW PHX LVS INDY
Ret
TXS PPIR ATL KTY TX2 47th 3
2001 Tri-Star Motorsports Dallara IR-01 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 PHX HMS ATL INDY
DNQ
TXS 23rd 70
Sam Schmidt Motorsports PPIR
9
RIR KAN NSH KTY STL CHI
6
TX2
2002 Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara IR-02 Chevrolet Indy V8 HMS PHX FON
14
INDY
6
TXS
9
PPIR
12
RIR
7
KAN
10
NSH
4
MIS
10
KTY
Ret
STL CHI TX2 15th 204
A. J. Foyt Enterprises NZR
14
2003 Sam Schmidt Motorsports G-Force GF09 Toyota Indy V8 HMS PHX MOT INDY
Ret
TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MIS STL KTY NZR 28th 39
Team Menard Dallara IR-03 Chevrolet Indy V8 CHI
14
Hemelgarn Racing FON
Ret
TX2
Ret
2004 Sam Schmidt Motorsports G-Force GF09B Toyota Indy V8 HMS PHX MOT INDY
20
TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY PPIR NZR CHI FON TX2 30th 12
2005 Sam Schmidt Motorsports Panoz GF09C Chevrolet Indy V8 HMS PHX STP MOT INDY
Ret
TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY PPIR SNM CHI WGL FON 33rd 10
2007 Racing Professionals
Hemelgarn Racing
Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 HMS
STP
MOT
KAN
INDY
23
MIL
TXS
IOW
RIR
WGL
NSH
MDO
MIS
KTY
SNM
DET
CHI
31st 12
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
9 6 25 2 1 1 9 0 0

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1996 Reynard Ford-Cosworth 15th 3rd Della Penna
2000 Dallara Oldsmobile 23rd 27th Pagan
2001 Dallara Oldsmobile Failed to Qualify Tri-Star
Stood by as relief driver for Tony Stewart
2002 Dallara Chevrolet 22nd 6th Schmidt
2003 G-Force Toyota 28th 28th Schmidt
2004 G-Force Toyota 30th 20th Schmidt
2005 Panoz Chevrolet 20th 25th Schmidt
2007 Dallara Honda 32nd 23rd Hemelgarn/Racing Professionals

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
David Empringham
Toyota Atlantic Champion
1995
Succeeded by
Patrick Carpentier