Jon Herb

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Jon Herb
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Herb prepares for a qualification attempt prior to the 2007 Indianapolis 500.
Nationality American
Born (1970-06-01) June 1, 1970 (age 45)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
IRL IndyCar Series
Years active 2000-2002, 2007
Teams Byrd-McCormack Racing
Tri-Star Racing
Racing Professionals
Starts 16
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 23rd in 2001 & 2007
Previous series
2004-2006
1998-2001
Indy Pro Series
ARCA Racing Series

Jon Allen Herb (born June 1, 1970) is an American former racecar owner and driver in the Indy Racing League[1] and ARCA.

Biography[edit]

IRL debut[edit]

Herb made his IRL debut in the opening round of the 2000 season. Herb raced in the Delphi Indy 200 at Walt Disney World Speedway. He qualified 26th, and finished 22nd, dropping out with handling problems. Herb spent most of the rest of the year driving in the ARCA series (best finished was 11th, three times).

Herb made his Indianapolis 500 debut in 2001, finishing 27th. He competed in five other races, with a best finish of 9th at Texas. He made six more starts in 2002, but did not attempt to qualify at Indy.

Indy Pro Series[edit]

In 2004 Herb moved to the Infiniti Pro Series, where he co-owned his team with Matt Young. His first IPS start was the Freedom 100, where dropped out with a broken suspension and finished 17th. He finished in the top 10 at the next two events he entered, netting a 6th place finish at Fontana and a 7th in the season finale in Fort Worth.

He ran a full schedule in 2005, won the race at Phoenix, and finished 7th in the season points standings.

In 23 Indy Pro Series starts from 2004-2006, he had one win, and a total of 15 top ten finishes.

IRL return[edit]

Herb intended to return to the IndyCar series for the 2006 Indianapolis 500 in a Playa Del Racing Panoz, of which he was a co-owner. However, he yielded the car to Roger Yasukawa, who qualified it for the race.

Herb qualified in the 27th starting position for the 2007 Indianapolis 500 and finished 32nd after crashing on lap 53.[2]

He made two other starts in 2007. In June 2007 he raced at Texas, finishing 20th after spinning entering the pits. At Michigan, he struggled with suspension problems, and finished 20th after spinning. It was his final start.

He sold his team's cars to the league's pool of chassis for former Champ Car teams following open wheel unification prior to the 2008 IndyCar season.

Personal life[edit]

Herb was arrested by authorities in Collier County, Florida on October 4, 2013. He was charged with numerous counts of possession of child pornography. Herb's wife reportedly went to a police station after finding pictures of nude girls on Herb's laptop. Photos on the laptop also allegedly depicted Herb engaged in sexual acts with a girl who appeared to be four years old.[3]

Career results[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2000 Byrd-McCormack Motorsports WDW
Ret
PHX LVS INDY TXS PPIR ATL KTY TX2 41st 8
2001 Tri-Star Motorsports PHX HMS
Ret
ATL
Ret
INDY
Ret
TXS
Rpl
PPIR RIR KAN
Ret
NSH KTY STL 23rd 70
PDM Racing CHI
15
TX2
9
2002 Racing Professionals HMS
DNS
PHX
11
FON
19
NZR
Ret
INDY
DNQ
TXS
Ret
PPIR
Ret
RIR
Ret
KAN NSH MIS KTY STL CHI TX2 30th 70
2006 Playa Del Racing HMS STP MOT INDY
DNQ
WGL TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY SNM CHI NC -
2007 Racing Professionals HMS STP MOT KAN INDY
Ret
MIL TXS
Ret
IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO MIS
Ret
KTY SNM DET CHI 23rd 34
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
5 4 16 0 0 0 1 0 0

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2001 Dallara Oldsmobile 18th[4] 27th[5] Tri-Star
2002 G-Force Chevrolet Failed to Qualify Racing Professionals
2006 Panoz Honda driven by R. Yasukawa Playa Del
2007 Dallara Honda 27th 32nd[6] Racing Professionals

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2004 Racing Professionals/Matt Young Motorsports HMS PHX INDY
17
KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY PPIR CHI FON
6
TXS
7
18th 67
2005 Racing Professionals/Matt Young Motorsports HMS
3
PHX
1
STP
11
INDY
13
TXS
7
IMS
9
NSH
6
MIL
4
KTY
11
PPIR
11
SNM
9
CHI
4
WGL
11
FON
9
7th 364
2006 Racing Professionals/Matt Young Motorsports HMS
6
STP1
13
STP2
9
INDY
19
WGL
8
IMS
8
NSH MIL KTY SNM1 SNM2 CHI 11th 126
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Championships
3 1 23 0 1 1 15 0

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