March 5, 1995 |
Nazareth, Pennsylvania, United States
|Current team||Sam Schmidt Motorsports|
|Firestone Indy Lights|
|U.S. F2000 National Championship
Star Mazda Championship
|U.S. F2000 National Championship
Firestone Indy Lights Champion
Sage Karam (born March 5, 1995) is an American racing driver from Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
After karting, Karam competed in the 2010 season of the U.S. F2000 National Championship for Andretti Autosport. Karam won nine of the twelve races and the pole in all but one race and dominated the championship. For winning the championship, as a part of the Road to Indy program and the Mazdaspeed development ladder, Karam won a prize package valued at US$350,000 that allowed him to compete in the Star Mazda Championship in 2011, again with Andretti Autosport. Karam won back-to-back oval races at the Milwaukee Mile and Iowa Speedway and finished fifth in points, winning rookie of the year honors. He returned to the team and series in 2012 and improved to third in points with three race wins.
In 2013 he moved up the Road to Indy ladder to the Firestone Indy Lights series with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Karam won the Indy Lights title that year, becoming the eighth rookie to win the series championship.
Karam was signed by Chip Ganassi Racing to compete in some endurance sportscar races of the United SportsCar Championship in 2014. He ran in the 24 Hours of Daytona, driving the No. 01 car alongside Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and Jamie McMurray, and entered the 12 Hours of Sebring in the No. 02 next to IndyCar drivers Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan.
Ganassi secured Karam a seat in the 2014 Indianapolis 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, which had not run an IndyCar race since the previous "500". Karam qualified 31st but drove an outstanding race to finish ninth, the second highest-finishing rookie.
American open–wheel racing results
|2013||Schmidt Peterson Motorsports||STP
|2014||Dreyer & Reinbold Racing||Dallara DW12||Chevrolet||STP||LBH||ALA||IMS||INDY
- 1 Run on same day.
- ** Podium (Non-win) indicates 2nd or 3rd place finishes.
- *** Top 10s (Non-podium) indicates 4th through 10th place finishes.
|2014||Dallara||Chevrolet||31||9||Dreyer & Reinbold Racing|
- Karam Puts an Exclamation Point on His Title By Dominating Friday's USF2000 Race, Paddock Talk, October 1, 2010, Retrieved 2010-10-04
- Piersall, Debbie. Nazareth teen is one step closer to Indy after championship, The Morning Call, October 1, 2010, Retrieved 2010-10-04
- Sage Karam Graduates With Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, SPEED, March 8, 2013, Retrieved 2013-03-14
- Lewandowski, Dave (October 19, 2013). "Karam secures title; Munoz wins fourth race". IndyCar. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
- Blake, Corkey (January 4, 2014). "Sage Karam to drive for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Rolex 24 At Daytona". The Express-Times. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
- Kelly, Goodwin (January 4, 2014). "Ganassi announces powerhouse Rolex 24 At Daytona driver lineup". Daytona News-Journal. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
- Ganassi Confirms Sebring Lineups - Tony DiZinno, Sportscar365, 5 March 2014
- Sage Karam, 19, lands Indy 500 ride with Ganassi and DRR, USA Today, April 29, 2014, retrieved 2014-05-30
|Indy Lights Champion
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