Steve Chassey

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Chassey at the 2014 Indianapolis 500.

Steve Chassey (born February 27, 1945, Brockton, Massachusetts), is a former driver in the CART Championship Car series. He raced in 9 seasons (1981, 1983–1989, and 1992), with 44 career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 in 1983, 1987, and 1988. He finished in the top ten 4 times, with his best finish in 5th position in 1981 at Watkins Glen International. He raced his last Indy 500 in 1988 for Gary Trout Motorsports finishing 24th.

Chassey also worked for ESPN, commentating on Thursday night "Thunder" USAC events. During a 1989 "Thunder" broadcast, Chassey and fellow announcer Larry Nuber got involved in a heated dispute over Rich Vogler which eventually caused both men to be let go by ESPN, although Chassey stayed on ESPN until he was replaced by Larry Rice in 1991.[1]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

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PPG Indycar Series[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1981 Jet Engineering PHX
DNQ
MIL
24
ATL
23
MCH
20
RIV
15
MIL
15
MCH
12
WGL
5
MEX
PHX
DNQ
20th 31
Alex Foods ATL
22
1982 Jet Engineering PHX
DNQ
ATL
MIL
CLE
MCH
MIL
POC
RIV
ROA
MCH
PHX
0
1983 Gohr Racing ATL
17
INDY
11
MIL
19
CLE
22
MCH
10
ROA
6
POC
25
RIV
17
MDO
MCH
CPL
12
LAG
10
PHX
19
19th 17
1984 Gohr Racing LBH
DNQ
PHX
DNQ
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DNQ
POR
MEA
DNQ
CLE
16
MCH
32
ROA
24
POC
22
MDO
28
SAN
MCH
20
PHX
DNQ
LAG
16
CPL
DNQ
NC 0
1985 Gohr Racing LBH
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DNS
POR
DNQ
MEA
20
CLE
DNS
MCH
12
ROA
26
POC
11
MDO
12
SAN
MCH
14
LAG
15
PHX
11
MIA
DNQ
34th 6
1986 Gohr Racing PHX
LBH
INDY
DNQ
MIL
17
POR
MEA
CLE
TOR
MCH
28
POC
MDO
SAN
NC 0
Arciero Racing MCH
17
ROA
LAG
PHX
MIA
1987 United Oil LBH
PHX
INDY
25
MIL
POR
MEA
CLE
TOR
MCH
POC
ROA
MDO
NAZ
LAG
MIA
NC 0
1988 Gary Trout Motorsports PHX
LBH
INDY
24
MIL
POR
CLE
TOR
MEA
MCH
POC
MDO
ROA
NAZ
LAG
MIA
NC 0
1989 Mayano/Kasle/Mistral PHX
LBH
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
NC 0
Bettenhausen Motorsports MEA
28
TOR
MCH
29
POC
MDO
ROA
NAZ
LAG
1990 ATEC Environmental PHX
LBH
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
MEA
TOR
MCH
DEN
VAN
MDO
ROA
NAZ
LAG
0
1992 EEI SRF
PHX
LBH
INDY
DET
POR
MIL
22
NHA
19
TOR
MCH
19
CLE
ROA
VAN
MDO
NAZ
LAG
NC 0

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1981 Eagle Chevrolet Failed to Qualify
1982 Rattlesnake Cosworth Practice Crash
1983 Eagle Chevrolet 19th 11th
1984 Eagle Chevrolet Qualifying Crash
1985 March Chevrolet Failed to Qualify even after setting one and four lap records for normally asperated push rod V-8 engines
1986 March Buick Failed to Qualify
1987 March Cosworth 32nd 25th
1988 March Cosworth 26th 24th
1989 March Cosworth Failed to Qualify
1990 Lola Buick Practice Crash

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