Scott Goodyear

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Scott Goodyear
Scott Goodyear 2008 Indy 500 Second Qual Day.jpg
Scott Goodyear at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2008.
Nationality Canada Canadian
Born (1959-12-20) December 20, 1959 (age 58)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Retired 2001
IRL IndyCar Series
Years active 1997-2001
Teams Treadway Racing
Panther Racing
Team Cheever
Starts 39
Wins 3
Poles 1
Fastest laps 2
Best finish 2nd in 2000
CART Championship Car
Years active 1987, 1989–1996
Teams Gohr Motorsports
Hemelgarn Racing
Shierson Racing
Walker Racing
King Racing
Tasman Motorsports
Starts 97
Wins 2
Poles 2
Best finish 5th in 1992
Previous series
1986 North American Formula Atlantic East Series
Championship titles
1986 North American Formula Atlantic East Series
Awards
2002 Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee

Scott Goodyear (born December 20, 1959) is a Canadian former race car driver. He ran the Verizon IndyCar Series and

Champ Car series during his career from 1987, winning the Michigan 500 in 1992 and 1994. He is also notable for almost winning the Indianapolis 500 on three different occasions[citation needed]

Goodyear qualified for eleven runnings of the Indy 500 races from 1990 to 2001, missing only the 1996 race as his name wasn't entered. After starting last (33rd position) in the 1992 race, he finished second to Al Unser, Jr. by 0.043 seconds. Goodyear could have won the 1995 race but after leading 42 laps, he mistakenly passed the pace car on a late restart and was penalized to fourteenth place after ignoring the black flags. Goodyear again finished second in the 1997 race after being passed by Arie Luyendyk on the backstraightaway at lap 194. He might have won if not for a controversial restart on the last lap, when the green and white flag waved despite the on-track lights still signaling yellow. Goodyear, who had expected the race to finish under caution, was weaving his car to keep his tires warm at the time of the restart. Meanwhile, eventual winner Luyendyk had already begun accelerating away from the field.

He drove in a couple of CART races for Walker Racing in 1996 before a practice accident at the Emerson Fittipaldi Speedway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil sidelined him for most of the season. In 1997 he moved to the Verizon IndyCar Series with Treadway Racing and the next year, he moved to Panther Racing, where he stayed for three seasons just losing out for the series title in 2000 to Buddy Lazier. He retired from his racing career after a crash with Sarah Fisher in the 2001 Indianapolis 500 and then he became a color analyst for ABC and ESPN's coverage of the IndyCar Series, previously with Paul Page, Jack Arute, Rusty Wallace, Todd Harris, Marty Reid, and currently with Allen Bestwick and Eddie Cheever.

In 1988, he was crowned champion of the Rothmans Porsche Turbo Cup series driving the Pop 84 / Pfaff 944 Turbo race car, winning only 3 out of the 8 races.[1] He also co-drove the second of the factory entered Porsche GT1 machines in the 1996 24 Hours of Le Mans with Yannick Dalmas and Karl Wendlinger. They finished third behind the other GT1 and the winning Porsche WSC-95 of Joest Racing.

Goodyear was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.[2]

Racing record[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

CART Indy Car World Series[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1987 Gohr Motorsports March 87C Cosworth DFX V8t LBH PHX INDY MIL POR MEA
Ret
TOR
8
MIS POC ROA
Ret
MDO
Ret
NZR LS
11
MIA
15
28th 7
March 86C CLE
15
1989 Hemelgarn Racing Lola T89/00 Judd AV V8t PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR
Ret
MIS POC MDO ROA
Ret
NZR LS 48th 0
1990 O'Donnell Racing
Shierson Racing
Lola T89/00 Judd AV V8t PHX
10
LBH
17
INDY
10
MIL
10
DET
8
POR
Ret
CLE
Ret
MEA
Ret
TOR
9
MIS
10
DEN
8
VAN
7
MDO
22
ROA
12
NZR
10
LS
14
13th 36
1991 O'Donnell Racing
Walker Racing
Lola T91/00 Judd AV V8t SRF
Ret
LBH
7
PHX
Ret
INDY
Ret
MIL
9
DET
8
POR
10
CLE
Ret
MEA
8
TOR
7
MIS
Ret
DEN
Ret
VAN
8
MDO
11
ROA
9
NZR
Ret
LS
Ret
13th 42
1992 Walker Racing Lola T91/00 Chevrolet 265A V8t SRF
9
5th 108
Lola T92/00 PHX
Ret
LBH
5
INDY
2
DET
Ret
POR
8
MIL
8
NHA
3
TOR
6
MIS
1
CLE
10
ROA
Ret
VAN
5
MDO
Ret
NZR
4
LS
Ret
1993 Walker Racing Lola T93/00 Ford XB V8t SRF
10
PHX
Ret
LBH
Ret
INDY
7
MIL
Ret
DET
10
POR
12
CLE
Ret
TOR
9
MIS
5
NHA
Ret
ROA
10
VAN
4
MDO
3
NZR
2
LS
4
9th 86
1994 King Racing Lola T94/00 Ford XB V8t SRF
10
PHX
11
LBH
Ret
INDY
Ret
MIL
22
DET
11
POR
Ret
CLE
14
TOR
10
MIS
1
MDO
22
NHA
11
VAN
4
ROA
7
NZR
8
LS
Ret
12th 55
1995 Tasman Motorsports Reynard 95i Honda HRH V8t MIA SRF PHX LBH NZR INDY
14
MIL DET POR ROA TOR CLE MIS MDO
12
NHA VAN
14
LS 32nd 1
1996 Walker Racing Reynard 96i Ford XB V8t MIA
12
RIO
DNS
SRF LBH NZR 500 MIL DET POR CLE TOR
19
MIS MDO ROA VAN
9
LS
18
25th 5

Indy Racing League[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
1996–1997 Treadway Racing G-Force GF01 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 NHM LVS WDW
3
PHX
17
INDY
2
TXS
4
PPIR
7
CLT
3
NH2
16
LV2
2
5th 226
1998 Panther Racing G-Force GF01B Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
17
PHX
6
INDY
24
TXS
4
NHM
2
DOV
6
CLT
3
PPIR
18
ATL
4
TX2
22
LVS
22
7th 244
1999 Panther Racing G-Force GF01C Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
2
PHX
1
CLT
C1
INDY
27
TXS
1
PPIR
12
ATL
16
DOV
17
PPIR
21
LVS
25
TX2
23
9th 217
2000 Panther Racing Dallara IR-00 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
4
PHX
2
LVS
12
INDY
9
TXS
5
PPIR
16
ATL
11
KTY
2
TX2
1
2nd 272
2001 Team Cheever Dallara IR-01 Infiniti VRH35ADE V8 PHX HMS ATL INDY
32
TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH KTY STL CHI TX2 47th 1
1 The 1999 VisionAire 500K at Charlotte was cancelled after 79 laps due to spectator fatalities. Goodyear qualified 3rd and was running 2nd when it was red-flagged.

Indy Racing League career summary[edit]

Year Team Wins Points Championship Finish
1997 Treadway Racing 0 226 5th
1998 Panther Racing 0 244 7th
1999 Panther Racing 2 217 9th
2000 Panther Racing 1 272 2nd
2001 Team Cheever 0 1 47th

3 wins, 0 championships

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine No. Start Finish Team
1990 Lola T89/00 Judd AV V8t 28 21 10 O'Donnell/Shierson Racing
1991 Lola T91/00 Judd AV V8t 15 12 27 O'Donnell Racing
1992 Lola T92/00 Chevrolet 265A V8t 15 33 2 Walker Racing
1993 Lola T93/00 Ford XB V8t 2 4 7 Walker Racing
1994 Lola T94/00 Ford XB V8t 40 33 30 King Racing
1995 Reynard 95i Honda HRH V8t 24 3 14 Tasman Motorsports
1997 G-Force GF01 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 6 5 2 Treadway Racing
1998 G-Force GF01B Oldsmobile Aurora V8 4 10 24 Panther Racing
1999 G-Force GF01C Oldsmobile Aurora V8 4 9 27 Panther Racing
2000 Dallara IR-00 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 4 13 9 Panther Racing
2001 Dallara IR-01 Infiniti VRH35ADE V8 52 16 32 Team Cheever

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Class No Tyres Car Team Co-Drivers Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1987 C1 3 M Porsche 956
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
Switzerland Brun Motorsport United Kingdom Bill Adam
Canada Richard Spenard
120 DNF DNF
1996 GT1 26 M Porsche 911 GT1
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
Germany Porsche AG Austria Karl Wendlinger
France Yannick Dalmas
341 3rd 2nd

International Race of Champions[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Michael Angus
North American Formula Atlantic
Atlantic Division Champion

1986
Succeeded by
Calvin Fish