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Sarah Fisher
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NationalityAmerican
Born (1980-10-04) October 4, 1980 (age 38)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
IRL IndyCar Series career
Debut season1999
Years active1999 - 2010
Former teamsSarah Fisher Racing
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Kelley Racing
Walker Racing
Team Pelfrey
Starts81
Wins0
Poles1
Best finish17th in 2007
Previous series
2004 - 2005NASCAR West Series
Championship titles
1990WKA Grand National Championship
Awards
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
2001
2002
2003
2005
2009
2009
WKA Grand Nat'l Championship
WKA Grand Nat'l Championship
Circleville Points Championship
WKA Grand Nat'l Championship
Dirt Track Rookie of the Year
IndyCar Most Popular Driver
IndyCar Most Popular Driver
IndyCar Most Popular Driver
NASCAR West Most Popular Driver
Scott Brayton Driver's trophy for the Indy 500
Firestone Tireiffic Award

Sarah Marie Fisher (born October 4, 1980) is a retired American professional race car driver who competed in the Indy Racing League (IRL) (now IndyCar Series) and the Indianapolis 500 intermittently from 1999 to 2010. She also raced in the NASCAR West Series (now NASCAR K&N Pro Series West) in 2004 and 2005. Once described as "the poster child of the IRL",[1] Fisher took part in 81 IndyCar Series events, and achieved a career-best finish of second at the 2001 Infiniti Grand Prix of Miami, the highest placing for a woman in the IRL until Danica Patrick's 2008 Indy Japan 300 victory. She was the first woman to claim a pole position in a major American open-wheel race and the most starts for a woman in the Indianapolis 500 with nine.

Born into an Ohioan family with a background in racing, Fisher began competing at the age of five when her parents put her in a quarter-midget before progressing to karting three years later. She achieved early success with three World Karting Association championships, and later moved into sprint car racing where her success was moderate. Fisher debuted in the IRL at the final race of the 1999 season. She had intermittent participation in the series during her eleven-year professional career due to sponsorship issues. Fisher established Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing in 2008, which she drove for until her retirement fromracing at the conclusion of the 2010 season.

In retirement, Fisher focused on operating her team full-time, and began a family with her husband Andy O'Gara, a former left-front tire changer. She fielded drivers Ed Carpenter and Josef Newgarden who achieved modest success with the team. Fisher retained an ownership in the team until she merged it with Ed Carpenter Racing to become CFH Racing for the 2015 season. In 2016, she sold her stake in CFH Racing to focus on a full-time career in business in Indiana, but remained with the team to help with sponsorship development. That year, she was also hired as the IndyCar Series' official pace car driver, a role she currently shares with former driver Oriol Servià.

Early life[edit]

Sarah Marie Fisher was born on October 4, 1980 in Columbus, Ohio. Her family had a racing background. Fisher's father, Dave, competed in go-kart events against race car drivers Mark Dismore and Scott Goodyear. Her mother, Reba, a middle-school teacher, is the daughter of one of Ohio's early women aviators, and also drove go-karts in the backyard of her house. The two met at a go-kart street race held in Commercial Point. Both her parents hold bachelor's degrees from Ohio State University.[2] Fisher's grandparents were the owners of a go-kart track in Richwood, and her uncle was an local engine builder.[3][4] She was raised in Commercial Point,[5] a small farm village 20 mi (32 km) south of Columbus.[6] In her youth, Fisher tried several sports such as soccer, swimming, and gymnastics. but she was mainly appealed to auto racing.[6] She was taken to her local race track to watch her father compete.[7]

Sarah Fisher's quarter midget race car, displayed at the 2007 Indianapolis 500

Fisher was given her first car, a Barbie pedal vehicle, at the age of four. She began racing when her parents fitted her into a quarter-midget at the age of five, using it for three years.[2] Fisher's father devised her schedule so she could race in small indoor tracks during the winter,[8] and both her parents supported her greatly.[3] She cited Jacques Villeneuve, Steve Kinser and Dave Blaney as her racing heroes.[9] When Fisher turned eight, she joined the World Karting Association (WKA), and became the its Grand National Champion four times (1991, 1993, and 1994); she was also Circleville Points Champion in 1993.[10] Fisher and her family viewed her karting days as a family activity, and not as a precedent to progression.[4] She was introduced to endurance karting in 1994, learning endurance, patience, and reinforcing her smooth driving style.[8] She won the 1995 Dirt Track Racing Round-Up Rookie of the Year award.[11]

In late 1995, her father purchased a 360 cubic inches (5,900 cm3) sprint car, and she competed in eight World of Outlaws races. The following February, Fisher moved into a 410 cu in (6,700 cm3) car, and competed at local venues with the All Stars Circuit of Champions during the season.[8] She competed all 62 races of the 1997 All Starts Circuits of Champions, with a season-best finish of second at Eldora Speedway.[7] Her father broke his arm at the start of the 1998 season, preventing him from rebuilding two engines in order to allow Fisher to continue racing. With assistance from her father, she reconstructed both engines, and Dave felt it would be better for her to compete against top-level sprint car drivers. During the year, She participated in 40 events; by the end of the season, Fisher had harnessed the techniques of driving sprint cars.[8]

Her parents visited multiple tracks to watch three divisions of asphalt racing,[8] and they decided to enter her into the United States Auto Club (USAC) Midget division,[12] which was the most competitive form of racing they saw. Fisher also drove in ARCA, and NAMARS sanctioned events in the Midwestern United States. She won a total of five feature race victories, and broke Winchester Speedway's lap record.[8] That year, she graduated with honors from Teays Valley High School seventh overall in her class,[2] and had a 4.178 grade point average, earning induction into the National Honor Society.[13] She enrolled at Ohio State University in August 1999 to pursue an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. Before the school year commenced, Fisher received a phone call to compete in the Indy Racing League (IRL).[2]

Racing career[edit]

1999–2003[edit]

Fisher's victory at Winchester Speedway garnered Team Pelfrey owner Dale Pelfrey's attention.[14] She signed a three-year contract with the team on August 24,[15][16] and passed a IRL-sanctioned rookie test at Las Vegas Motor Speedway six days later under the supervision of former driver Johnny Rutherford;[15] Fisher forwent the series' race at the track so she could broaden her experience.[14] Additionally, she chose not to compete in the U.S. F2000 National Championship, a series that several IRL drivers participated in to further their careers, and had to familiarize herself with asphalt race tracks due to her background in dirt racing.[17] Fisher made her début at Texas Motor Speedway, and qualified in 17th, making her the youngest person to take part in a IRL event.[3] She finished in 25th having been off the leader's pace, and drove into the pit lane after 66 laps to retire with a failed timing chain.[14]

Team owner Derrick Walker sought a young driver who could appeal to both fans and his sponsors; he felt Fisher was the ideal person.[18] Before the Texas round, Walker was impressed with Fisher, and went to talk to her about securing a race seat.[19] After an attorney helped Fisher terminate her contact with Pelfrey,[20] in February 2000, she signed a three-year contract to drive for Walker Racing, and moved to Indianapolis to be close to the team.[21][5] She missed the season's first race at Walt Disney World Speedway, but finished 13th at Phoenix International Raceway.[18] Two races later, she became the third woman and the youngest female to compete in the Indianapolis 500,[9] when she started 19th but retired on the 74th lap when she collided with Lyn St. James and Jaques Lazier, and was classified 31st.[22] On occasion, Fisher raced at the front of the field during the season.[8] Later in the season, she became the youngest woman to achieve a podium position by finishing third, and the youngest female to lead a lap in the IRL in the Belterra Resort Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway.[23] She ended the year 18th in the drivers standings',[24] and was voted as Open Wheel Magazine Driver of the Year in the IRL category by fans.[25] Walker later admitted Fisher entered top-level auto racing early due to her status as a female driver.[26]

Fisher remained with Walker Racing for the 2001 season. At the season's second race, the Infiniti Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway, she secured the best finish of her IRL career (second), which remained the highest for a woman until Danica Patrick's 2008 Indy Japan 300 win.[27] Fisher qualified 15th for the Indianapolis 500, but retired after seven laps when her car got loose and hit the turn two wall, collecting Scott Goodyear. She was hospitalized with a fractured lower back.[28] Two races later, at Pikes Peak International Raceway for the Radisson Indy 200, Fisher took her second (and last) top-ten finish of 2001 with a tenth place.[29] During practice for the SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway two weeks later, she crashed heavily in turn two, and was hospitalized for neck pains.[30] Later that day, Fisher was declared fit to participate by IRL's director of medical services Henry Bock,[31] and finished in 17th after qualifying a season-high second. She finished no better than 11th in the final six races, and was 19th in the drivers' standings with 188 points.[32] Fisher was voted IRL's Most Popular Driver of 2001 by fans.[33]

Fisher as a Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver in 2003

On April 8, 2002, Fisher requested a release from her contract with Walker Racing after the team switched to Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) full-time, and issues with finding sponsorship from her performance in the 2001 season's second half meant a full IRL campaign was unfeasible.[34][35] Walker wanted to enter her into the Toyota Atlantic Series as preparation for CART; Fisher declined however, as she believed in the Indianapolis 500's prestige, and wanted to help the IRL become the United States' premier open-wheel racing series.[36] Her season began at the fund-raising Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, finishing third in the pro class and fifth overall.[37] Her race engineer was Mark Weida.[38] Two days later, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing hired Fisher to drive its No. 24 G-Force GF05C Infiniti VRH35ADE V8 car in the season's fourth round, the Firestone Indy 225, in place of the injured Robbie Buhl.[39] She placed a season-best fourth.[40]

Fisher was later signed to race in the Indianapolis 500 in May in Dreyer and Reinbold's No. 23 car.[41] She recorded a four-lap average qualifying speed record for a woman in Indianapolis 500 history at 229.439 mph (369.246 km/h) for ninth.[42] Fisher finished 24th out of 33 drivers.[43] Dreyer & Reinbold confirmed a month later that she would remain with them until the end of the season.[44] After leading four laps for eighth at the Michigan Indy 400,[43] Fisher set a Kentucky Speedway track record at 221.390 mph (356.293 km/h) to claim the pole position for the Belterra Casino Indy 300, and the first for a woman in American open-wheel racing.[45] In ten races, she scored 161 points for 18th in the championship standings.[43] Fisher was voted by fans as IRL's Most Popular Driver for the second successive year.[33]

In September 2002, she was invited by the McLaren Formula One team to drive its spare MP4-17 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway's road course during the 2002 United States Grand Prix weekend.[46] Fisher secured sponsorship to compete in the season-opening Toyota Indy 300,[47] and Dreyer & Reinbold changed manufacturers to Dallara and engines to Chevrolet. At Phoenix International Speedway in the year's second race, she took her sole top-ten finish of her campaign in eighth.[48] At the Indianapolis 500, she qualified in 24th; in the race, she retired after spinning into the turn three wall due to an engine malfunction after 14 laps, bruising her left foot, and came 31st.[49] During the race weekend, it was announced that Fisher had received enough sponsorship funding to complete the season.[50] At the Richmond race, she had her season's best qualifying performance in second.[51] Fisher did not start the Firestone Indy 225 at Nazareth Speedway because of a severe back contusion from a heavy accident.[52] She finished her fourteen-race season 18th in the points standings with 211 scored.[48] Fans voted Fisher IRL's Most Popular Driver Award for the third year in a row.[33]

2004–2007[edit]

On February 12, 2004, it was announced that she had switched from Dreyer & Reinbold Racing to Kelley Racing for what the team expressed their hope of taking part in the majority of the 2004 season, but she did not contest the season-opening Toyota Indy 300 due to a lack of sponsorship.[53] Two months later, Fisher entered the Indianapolis 500 in Kelley's No. 39 Dallara Toyota Indy V8 entry after they received sponsorship for the event.[54] She qualified in the 19th position, and finished the rain-shortened race in 21st.[55] Afterward, she sought to find an alternative team to drive with.[56] Later that year, Fisher made her stock car racing debut by entering a NASCAR West Series (now NASCAR K&N Pro Series West) race in the No. 20 Bill McAnally Racing car at Phoenix after Richard Childress Racing (RCR) owner Richard Childress asked Bill McAnally if she could fill in for Kerry Earnhardt who was competing in the EA Sports 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.[57] She qualified in 14th; Fisher finished in 21st place due to a battery failure after 104 laps.[58]

In January 2005, Fisher announced that she would participate in all of the rounds held as part of the 2005 NASCAR West Series, driving for RCR's development programme through NASCAR's Drive for Diversity scheme.[59] She signed a three-year contract with RCR,[1] and planned to compete in the Busch East Series (now NASCAR K&N Pro East Series) and the ARCA Re/Max Series in 2006.[60] Fisher acquainted herself with the heavier and less powerful stock cars as part of her preparation for the season.[61] She began the season with a 20th-place finish in the United Rentals 100 at Phoenix.[62] Three races later, Fisher had her first lead lap finish of 12th in the Autozone Twin Championships, before taking her first top-ten result with an eighth in the King Taco 150 at Irwindale Speedway.[63] She qualified a season-high third in the Coors Light 200 at Evergreen Speedway; in the race, Fisher led the first laps (seven) for a woman in NASCAR West Series history en route to 11th.[64] She had three more top-ten finishes at Pikes Peak, Thunderhill Raceway, and Mesa Marin Raceway for a final championship standing of 12th with 1471 points.[63] Fisher's results made her eligible for the exhibition Toyota All-Star Showdown, where she finished eleventh. She was awarded the NASCAR West Series Rookie of the Year award, and was voted by fans as its Most Popular Driver.[65]

After Fisher could not put together a full NASCAR program due to sponsorship problems,[66] she elected to move back to Indianapolis to find and prepare for a full-time seat in the IndyCar Series.[65] Although she missed the 2006 Indianapolis 500,[67] Fisher participated in a match race at Stafford Speedway on July 11.[68] A month later, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing hired her on a one-race contract for the Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky.[69] Fisher secured the seat by retaining her contact with the team through her engagement with tire changer Andy O'Gara, and by her attending several IndyCar races throughout the season.[70][67] Additionally, the team contacted sponsors for sufficient funding for her participation in place of Ryan Briscoe who had Supercars commitments.[71][72] Fisher finished in her starting position of 12th after car setup problems. Her performance in this race led to Dreyer & Reinbold hiring her for the season-ending Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.[73] In the race, Fisher took a 16th place finish, giving her a two-race points total of 32 and 25th in the drivers' standings.[74]

Fisher practicing for the 2007 Indianapolis 500

On January 30, 2007, it was announced that she would return to Dreyer & Reinbold for the 2007 season after the team expanded to two cars.[75] Going into the season, Fisher was named as Sports Illustrated's Top 10 Female Race Car Drivers in the World in 2007.[76] Starting in the eighth position for the season-opening XM Satellite Radio Indy 300 at Homestead–Miami Speedway, her best qualifying performance of the season, she finished in eleventh place.[77] Although plans were made for Fisher not to compete on road courses,[78] Dreyer & Reinbold later added those races to her schedule.[79] She had joint best series finishes on a road course were a pair of 15th places at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and the Camping World Watkins Glen Grand Prix.[77] At the Indianapolis 500, Fisher qualified in 21st place. She finished in the 18th position after the event was shortened by rain after 166 laps.[80] Although Fisher struggled with her performance throughout the remainder of the season due to an noncompetitive car package,[81] she had two top-ten finishes: tenth at Texas Motor Speedway and a seventh at Iowa Speedway. She finished 17th in the drivers' championship, with 275 points.[77]

2008–2010[edit]

Fisher driving in practice for the 2008 Indianapolis 500

Fisher left Dreyer & Reinbold at the conclusion of the season to establish Sarah Fisher Racing with her husband Andy O'Gara, father-in-law John O'Gara, and agent Klint Briney in February 2008. She drove the No. 67 Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R car on a part-time basis.[82] For the Indianapolis 500, Fisher had to rely on funding from fans, and had to secure $1 million from sponsors to enter the race after funding from an energy drinks company failed to materialize.[83][84] She qualified in 22nd place;[84] in the race, Fisher was collected by Tony Kanaan after he spun exiting turn three on the 106th lap, finishing 30th out of 33 starters.[85] Afteward, she expressed concerns to ESPN reporter Jamie Little that she could not compete further in the season due to sponsorship issues.[86] However, in July, it was announced that Fisher had obtained financial support for the Kentucky and Chicagoland races.[87] She placed 15th in Kentucky after her rear-right suspension broke while battling Danica Patrick in turn one,[88] and bruised her right ankle after a heavy collision with the turn four SAFER barrier due to a rear-right shock absorber failure for a 24th-place finish at Chicagoland.[89] With 37 points, Fisher was 34th in the final standings.[90]

Fisher during qualifying for the 2009 Indianapolis 500

In January 2009, she received funding from her primary team sponsor to enter four oval track events in the 2009 season (Kansas, Indianapolis, Kentucky and Chicagoland).[91] Fisher did not contest the entire season due to budgetary constraints owing to the American economy during that period.[92] After finishing 13th at the Kansas race, she received additional funding from sponsors to compete in the Texas and Homestead-Miami races.[93] She qualified 21st for the Indianapolis 500, and finished a career-best 17th. Fisher's participation meant she suppressed the record for the most starts by a woman in Indianapolis 500 history with eight.[94] She received the Scott Brayton Award as the media voted her the driver who was "best exemplifying the character and racing spirit of the late driver Scott Brayton".[95] The rest of the season was sub-par for Fisher with her year's highest result being a 12th-place finish at Kentucky. She had a final championship placing of 25th with 89 points accrued.[96]

Although it was initially reported in the press that she would compete in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for the first time since the 2007 edition,[97] she elected to forgo the race, and the following Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, and replace herself with fellow American driver Graham Rahal as she convinced her primary sponsor that Rahal was ideal for her team. This two-race agreement reduced Fisher's 2010 schedule from nine to seven rounds.[98][99] Thus, her season's first round was at Kansas,[99] finishing 17th after a season-best qualifying start of 14th.[100] At the Indianapolis 500, Fisher had a career-worst start of 29th; in the race, she finished 26th after she was collected in a multi-car crash on lap 124.[101] Fisher had her season's best finish with a 15th place at Texas, and she equalled it at Chicagoland.[102] She ended with a 22nd at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Fisher was 26th in the drivers' standings with 92 points.[100] In October, she said she had sacrificed the running of her team due to her being a driver/owner. Fisher subsequently sought a full time competitor, but did not rule out a part-time schedule for herself.[103] However, in November, she announced her retirement from racing, and confirmed that driver Ed Carpenter would race the No. 67 car in the 2011 season.[104]

Post-racing career[edit]

In her first season as solely a team owner, Fisher focused on all the oval track races of the 2011 campaign with a workforce of 17 employees.[105][106] In May 2011, she was appointed to serve a three-year term on the National Women's Business Council, an nonpartisan advisory panel to the President of the United States and Congress on business issues concerning women.[107] On the council, Fisher was a representative of women in the entertainment and sporting industry, and she later participated in research initiatives to discover methods to help women enter the American business sector.[86] She formed an partnership with businessman and oil tycoon Wink Hartman in late 2011, and the renamed Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing team began competing in the IndyCar Series full time from the 2012 season.[108] As co-owner of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, Fisher had moderate success. Carpenter took its only IndyCar Series victory at the 2011 Kentucky Indy 300, and two second-place finishes were scored by his successor Josef Newgarden: one each in the 2013 and the 2014 seasons.[109]

In 2015, she returned to competitive racing by entering the Chili Bowl after observing her brother-in-law participate in the 2014 iteration. Fisher was helped to become acquainted with driving midget cars on dirt by her brother-in-law and several drivers.[110] She reached the C-Features portion of the tournament and was eliminated at that stage after finishing sixth in its first race.[111] That year, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing merged with Ed Carpenter Racing to form CFH Racing.[112] Newgarden claimed two wins for the team at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and the Honda Indy Toronto, and he took a further two second-place finishes in the Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway races.[113] In January 2016, Fisher entered her second Chili Bowl, and drove the No. 67SF car.[114] She was eliminated after not placing high enough in the I-Main Division heat to advance further in the competition.[115]

Fisher sold her share in CFH Racing that month but she stayed to help the renamed Ed Carpenter Racing with its sponsorship development and working with the team's existing partners. She made her primary focus on establishing a business venture, the Speedway Indoor Karting track in Speedway, Indiana, which began operations three months later.[116] In March 2016, Fisher accepted an offer by IndyCar's president of competition and operations Jay Frye to be the series' pace car driver for 14 out of 16 races, after the aging Johnny Rutherford had reduced his workload to just the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.[117] Due to Rutherford's retirement, she was the sole driver of the pace car in the 2017 season, but she was unavailable for all of the races in the 2018 season. She thus shared the pace car duties with former driver Oriol Servià.[118] In September 2018, Fisher was part of a group of former team owners that purchased the defunct Whiteland Raceway Park for renovation purposes.[119]

Public image and personal life[edit]

Amy Rosewater of USA Today noted that Fisher was originally called "the poster child of the IRL" in its formative years.[1] She is described as having a "upbeat style, big smile and engaging laugh that punctuates her conversations", which made her popular with IndyCar's fanbase.[120] Fisher did not engage in media activities that would have capitalized on her glamorous side due to her wholesome personality.[61][120] She had trouble with monetary funding throughout her career because it had been reported that sponsors requested she be "more than a novelty in a man's sport" and be a competitive driver despite attracting more people to attend IRL events.[121]

Fisher attended Butler University on a part-time basis pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Due to the demands of her schedule, she left the university. Fisher also enrolled at Ellis College of New York Institute of Technology for a short time.[66] In August 2013, she began studying a bachelor's degree at WGU Indiana's College of Business.[122] Fisher met front-left tire changer Andy O'Gara when she joined Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in 2002. The two began dating in 2004, and got engaged on October 4, 2005. On September 15, 2007, the couple married at St. Roch Catholic Church in front of members of the IndyCar community.[123] Fisher gave birth to their first child, Zoe O'Gara, on September 13, 2011. Their second child, a son named Daniel James O'Gara, was born on June 12, 2014.[124]

In June 2002, Fisher lent her support to the Girl Scout's Girls Go Tech campaign, which encourages young women to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.[125] She worked with the ALS Association Indiana Chapter in late 2011, raising more than $25,000 in a fundraiser in Beech Grove, Indiana to promote awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis after an employee of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing was diagnosed with the disease.[126] Fisher co-authored a book entitled 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Getting Behind the Wheel of Their Dream Job in 2010.[127]

Motorsports career results[edit]

American open wheel results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

IRL IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points Ref
1999 Team Pelfrey Dallara IR9 Oldsmobile WDW PHX CLT1
C
INDY TXS PPIR ATL DOV PP2 LVS TX2
25
46th 5 [128]
2000 Walker Racing Riley & Scott Mk V WDW PHX
13
LVS
17
18th 124 [24]
Dallara IR-00 INDY
31
TXS
12
PPIR
25
ATL
14
KTY
3
TX2
11
2001 Dallara IR-01 PHX
17
HMS
2
ATL
11
INDY
31
TXS
18
PPIR
10
RIR
17
KAN
12
NSH
19
KTY
19
GTW
11
CHI
24
TX2
25
19th 188 [32]
2002 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing G-Force GF05C Infiniti HMS PHX FON NZR
4
INDY
24
TXS PPIR RIR
16
KAN
14
NSH
22
MIS
8
KTY
8
GTW
20
CHI
22
TX2
11
18th 161 [43]
2003 Dallara IR-03 Chevrolet HMS
15
PHX
8
MOT
23
INDY
31
TXS
15
PPIR
20
RIR
19
KAN
11
NSH
20
MIS
15
GTW
13
KTY
14
NZR
DNS
CHI
18
FON
19
TX2
12
18th 211 [48]
2004 Kelley Racing Dallara IR-04 Toyota HMS PHX MOT INDY
21
TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY PPIR NZR CHI FON TX2 31st 12 [55]
2006 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara IR-05 Honda HMS STP MOT INDY WGL TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY
12
SNM CHI
16
25th 32 [74]
2007 HMS
11
STP
15
MOT
14
KAN
12
INDY
18
MIL
14
TXS
10
IOW
7
RIR
16
WGL
16
NSH
15
MDO
15
MIS
16
KTY
14
SNM
17
DET
16
CHI
12
17th 275 [77]
2008 Sarah Fisher Racing HMS STP MOT2 LBH2 KAN INDY
30
MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO EDM KTY
15
SNM DET CHI
24
SRF3 34th 37 [90]
2009 STP LBH KAN
13
INDY
17
MIL TXS
17
IOW RIR WGL TOR EDM KTY
12
MDO SNM CHI
14
MOT HMS
18
25th 89 [96]
2010 SAO STP ALA LBH KAN
17
INDY
26
TXS
15
IOW
22
WGL TOR EDM MDO SNM CHI
15
KTY
22
MOT HMS
22
26th 92 [100]
1 The VisionAire 500K was abandoned after three spectators were killed when debris from a crash on the track went into the grandstands.
2 Run on same day.
3 Non-points-paying, exhibition race.
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
11 5 83 1 0 2 8 0 0

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2000 Dallara IR-00 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 19 31 Walker Racing
2001 Dallara IR-01 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 15 31 Walker Racing
2002 G-Force GF05C Infiniti VRH35ADE V8 9 24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
2003 Dallara IR-03 Chevrolet Indy V8 24 31 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
2004 Dallara IR-04 Toyota Indy V8 19 21 Kelley Racing
2007 Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 21 18 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
2008 Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 22 30 Sarah Fisher Racing
2009 Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 21 17 Sarah Fisher Racing
2010 Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8 29 26 Sarah Fisher Racing

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

West Series[edit]

NASCAR West Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NWSC Pts Ref
2004 Bill McAnally Racing 20 Chevy PHO MMR CAL S99 EVG IRW S99 RMR DCS PHO
21
CNS MMR IRW 62nd 100 [58]
2005 Bill Maropulos Racing PHO
20
MMR
16
PHO
28
S99
12
IRW
8
EVG
11
S99
17
PPR
9
CAL
22
DCS
12
CTS
6
MMR
7
12th 1471 [63]

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Awards
Preceded by
Vitor Meira
Scott Brayton Award
2009
Succeeded by
Incumbent