Robby McGehee

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Robby McGehee
Nationality United States American
Born (1973-07-20) July 20, 1973 (age 41)
St. Louis, Missouri
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active 1999-2004
Teams Conti Racing
Treadway Racing
Cahill Racing
Beck Motorsports
Cheever Racing
Panther Racing
PDM Racing
Starts 38
Wins 0
Poles 0
Best finish 12th in 2000
Awards
1999 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year

Robby McGehee (born July 20, 1973) is an Indy Racing League driver from St. Louis, Missouri. He won the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award in 1999 after finishing fifth and raced for veteran owner Fred Treadway the next few seasons. By 2002 Treadway's team had closed and McGehee bounced around several teams and last raced in the '500 for PDM Racing in 2004.

In third grade, McGehee wrote a paper saying that when he grew up, he wanted to be a professional race car driver. McGehee got started in racing in 1994 when he went to Skip Barber Racing School with his mother. McGehee finished second in the Formula 2000 series Road to Indy Oval Crown series, including wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1998.

The 1999 VisionAire 500K at Charlotte was the first IndyCar race he qualified for, starting 13th. The race however, was cancelled after 79 laps due to spectator fatalities and struck from the record. McGehee was running 9th when the race was stopped. Later that month, the 1999 Indianapolis 500 would be his first official start in the IRL. He finished fifth in that race. Later that week, Robby presented his Rookie of the Year trophy to team mechanic Steve Fried, who was severely injured in a pit lane accident during the race, while he was in the hospital.[1]

In 2004, he was to have a fully sponsored effort, but the deal fell through weeks before the race. He was able to get backing from a St. Louis business (his hometown) and eventually Burger King. In order to qualify, he had to sweat out a possible qualification effort by Tony Stewart that never came to pass.

Robby currently lives in St. Louis, with his wife, Norma (married in 2005), and works for his father's company, Huntleigh-McGehee. He is the father of triplets born on April 27, 2009.

Racing record[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
1999 Conti Racing United States
WDW
United States
PHX
United States
CLT
C
United States
INDY
5
United States
TXS
19
United States
PPI
DNS
United States
ATL
14
United States
DOV
9
United States
PP2
7
United States
LVS
6
United States
TX2
12
16th 156
2000 Treadway Racing United States
WDW
10
United States
PHX
24
United States
LVS
6
United States
INDY
21
United States
TXS
2
United States
PPI
13
United States
ATL
4
United States
KTY
14
United States
TX2
24
12th 174
2001 Cahill Racing United States
PHX
8
United States
HMS
12
United States
ATL
21
United States
INDY
11
United States
TXS
14
United States
PPI
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
10
United States
NSH
4
United States
KTY
18
United States
STL
10
United States
CHI
20
United States
TX2
14
16th 196
2002 Cahill Racing United States
HMS
14
United States
PHX
21
United States
FON
17
United States
NZR
13
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
TXS
21st 142
Beck Motorsports United States
PPI
17
United States
RIR
9
United States
KAN
13
United States
NSH
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
Treadway Racing United States
STL
12
United States
CHI
Team Cheever United States
TX2
13
2003 Panther Racing United States
HMS
United States
PHX
Japan
MOT
United States
INDY
25
United States
TXS
United States
PPI
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIS
United States
STL
United States
KTY
United States
NZR
United States
CHI
United States
FON
United States
TX2
35th 5
2004 PDM Racing United States
HMS
United States
PHX
Japan
MOT
United States
INDY
22
United States
TXS
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIL
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
PPI
United States
NZR
United States
CHI
United States
FON
United States
TX2
30th 12

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1999 Dallara Oldsmobile 27 5 Conti Racing
2000 G-Force Oldsmobile 12 21 Treadway Racing
2001 Dallara Oldsmobile 14 11 Cahill Racing
2002 Dallara Chevrolet DNQ Cahill Racing
2003 Dallara Chevrolet 31 25 Panther Racing
2004 Dallara Chevrolet 33 22 PDM Racing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Fried Medical Update, Motorsport.com, June 4, 1999

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Steve Knapp
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year

1999
Succeeded by
Juan Pablo Montoya