Richard Antinucci

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Richard Antinucci
Nationality American
Born (1981-01-26) January 26, 1981 (age 36)
Rome, Italy
Related to Eddie Cheever (uncle)
Firestone Indy Lights Series
Years active 2007-2008
Teams Cheever Racing
Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Starts 25
Wins 4
Poles 2
Best finish 2nd in 2008
Previous series
2005-06
2005
2004
2003
Formula 3 Euro Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
All-Japan Formula Three
British Formula 3

Richard Antinucci (born January 26, 1981) is an American race car driver.

Career[edit]

In 1998 he competed in Italian Formula Ford, moving to the British Formula Renault Winter Series in 1999 and to Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup in 2000, where he stayed for one season (although he drove two fill-in races in 2001).

In 2002 he moved to the Manor team in British Formula 3, leaving them in 2003 for the Carlin team in the same series. Mid-season he changed to the rival Promatecme team, although he did not stay there long as he moved to Japanese Formula Three for the 2004 season.

Antinucci moved to the Formula Three Euroseries for 2005, and although finishing 19th overall in his first season, in 2006 he took several race wins on his way to 5th in the championship, and 2nd place at the end of season Macau Grand Prix, starting from 15th on the grid.

He drove in the Indy Pro Series in 2007 for Cheever Racing, driving for his uncle Eddie Cheever.[1] Antinucci captured two wins and finished 15th in points despite only racing in the road course events, which accounted for 9 of the 16 races on the schedule. He signed with defending championship-winning team Sam Schmidt Motorsports for 2008.[2] Antinucci won two races and was the runner-up to champion Raphael Matos at season end by 32 points.

Antinucci made his IndyCar Series debut on July 5, 2009 driving for Team 3G at Watkins Glen International.[3]

Racing record[edit]

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2005 Team Midland Euroseries Dallara F305/001 Toyota HOC
1

10
HOC
2

7
PAU
1

8
PAU
2

14
SPA
1

DSQ
SPA
2

14
MCO
1

9
MCO
2

14
OSC
1

OSC
2

NOR
1

NOR
2

NÜR
1

NÜR
2

ZAN
1

ZAN
2

LAU
1

LAU
2

HOC
1

HOC
2

19th 3
2006 HBR Motorsport Dallara F305/045 Mercedes HOC
1

7
HOC
2

DNS
LAU
1

5
LAU
2

2
OSC
1

9
OSC
2

Ret
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

23
NOR
1

DSQ
NOR
2

EX
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

2
ZAN
1

14
ZAN
2

16
CAT
1

8
CAT
2

1
BUG
1

8
BUG
2

1
HOC
1

12
HOC
2

8
5th 38

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2007 Cheever Racing HMS STP1
Ret
STP2
15
INDY MIL IMS1
6
IMS2
9
IOW WGL1
8
WGL2
5
NSH MDO
1
KTY SNM1
2
SNM2
1
CHI 15th 273
2008 Sam Schmidt Motorsports HMS
2
STP1
2
STP2
1
KAN
13
INDY
2
MIL
16
IOW
9
WGL1
2
WGL2
1
NSH
12
MDO1
3
MDO2
Ret
KTY
4
SNM1
3
SNM2
7
CHI
Ret
2nd 478

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2009 Team 3G STP LBH KAN INDY MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL
19
TOR
Ret
EDM
Ret
KTY MDO
18
SNM
15
CHI MOT HMS 27th 63

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheever confirms seat for nephew Antinucci, Crash.net, February 15, 2007
  2. ^ SAM SCHMIDT MOTORSPORTS GIVES A DESERVING BIRTHDAY GIFT, Sam Schmidt Motorsports press release, February 1, 2008
  3. ^ Antinucci to make IndyCar Series debut with Team 3G at The Glen , IndyCar.com, June 8, 2009