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[edit]

(key)

CART[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Rank Points
1996 Della Pena United States
MIA
Brazil
RIO
Australia
SRF
United States
LBH
10
United States
NZR
United States
500
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
Ret
United States
MIS
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
Canada
VAN
United States
LS
17
29th 3
1997 Della Pena United States
MIA
11
Australia
SRF
13
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
NZR
Ret
Brazil
RIO
Ret
United States
STL
9
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
DET
Ret
United States
POR
14
United States
CLE
Ret
Canada
TOR
Ret
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
MDO
13
United States
ROA
9
Canada
VAN
Ret
United States
LS
Ret
United States
FON
15
21st 10
1998 Della Pena United States
MIA
13
Japan
MOT
Ret
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
NZR
10
Brazil
RIO
7
United States
STL
Ret
United States
MIL
6
United States
DET
Ret
United States
POR
10
United States
CLE
18
Canada
TOR
7
United States
MIS
5
United States
MDO
Ret
United States
ROA
13
Canada
VAN
Ret
United States
LS
11
United States
HOU
9
Australia
SRF
18
United States
FON
8
16th 47
1999 Della Pena United States
MIA
Ret
Japan
MOT
Ret
United States
LBH
11
United States
NZR
Ret
Brazil
RIO
Ret
United States
STL
13
United States
MIL
21
United States
POR
22
United States
CLE
10
United States
ROA
10
Canada
TOR
16
United States
MIS
12
United States
DET
13
United States
MDO
12
United States
CHI
16
Canada
VAN
6
United States
LS
16
United States
HOU
8
Australia
SRF
Ret
United States
FON
Ret
22nd 26

IndyCar[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1996 Della Pena United States
WDW
Ret
United States
PHX
4
United States
INDY
3
4th 79
1996–1997 Della Penna United States
NHM
Ret
United States
LVS
1
United States
WDW
 
United States
PHX
 
United States
INDY
 
United States
TXS
 
United States
PPIR
 
United States
CLT
 
United States
NH2
 
United States
LV2
 
33rd 59
2000 Pagan Racing United States
WDW
 
United States
PHX
 
United States
LVS
 
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
TXS
 
United States
PPIR
 
United States
ATL
 
United States
KTY
 
United States
TX2
 
47th 3
2001 Tri-Star United States
PHX
 
United States
HMS
 
United States
ATL
 
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
TXS
 
23rd 70
Schmidt United States
PPIR
9
United States
RIR
 
United States
KAN
 
United States
NSH
 
United States
KTY
 
United States
STL
 
United States
CHI
6
United States
TX2
 
2002 Schmidt United States
HMS
 
United States
PHX
 
United States
FON
14
United States
INDY
6
United States
TXS
9
United States
PPIR
12
United States
RIR
7
United States
KAN
10
United States
NSH
4
United States
MIS
10
United States
KTY
Ret
United States
STL
 
United States
CHI
 
United States
TX2
 
15th 204
Foyt United States
NZR
14
2003 Schmidt United States
HMS
 
United States
PHX
 
Japan
MOT
 
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
TXS
 
United States
PPIR
 
United States
RIR
 
United States
KAN
 
United States
NSH
 
United States
MIS
 
United States
STL
 
United States
KTY
 
United States
NZR
 
28th 39
Menard United States
CHI
14
Hemelgarn United States
FON
Ret
United States
TX2
Ret
2004 Schmidt United States
HMS
 
United States
PHX
 
Japan
MOT
 
United States
INDY
20
United States
TXS
 
United States
RIR
 
United States
KAN
 
United States
NSH
 
United States
MIL
 
United States
MIS
 
United States
KTY
 
United States
PPIR
 
United States
NZR
 
United States
CHI
 
United States
FON
 
United States
TX2
 
30th 12
2005 Schmidt United States
HMS
 
United States
PHX
 
United States
STP
 
Japan
MOT
 
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
TXS
 
United States
RIR
 
United States
KAN
 
United States
NSH
 
United States
MIL
 
United States
MIS
 
United States
KTY
 
United States
PPIR
 
United States
SNM
 
United States
CHI
 
United States
WGL
 
United States
FON
 
33rd 10
2007 RP/Hemelgarn United States
HMS
 
United States
STP
 
Japan
MOT
 
United States
KAN
 
United States
INDY
23
United States
MIL
 
United States
TXS
 
United States
IOW
 
United States
RIR
 
United States
WGL
 
United States
NSH
 
United States
MDO
 
United States
MIS
 
United States
KTY
 
United States
SNM
 
United States
DET
 
United States
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

Indy 500 results[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