Medeiros in the pits during 2006 Indy 500 Carb Day
July 24, 1982 |
|Indy Pro Series|
|Years active||2003–2004, 2006|
Sam Schmidt Motorsports
|Best finish||1st in 2004|
|Stock Car Brasil
USAC Silver Crown Series
Formula Three Sudamericana
After racing in Formula Three Sudamericana from 1999 to 2002, finishing 3rd in 2001 and 4th in 2002, he came to the United States in 2003 to race in the Infiniti Pro Series for Genoa Racing. He started his first race from the pole at Homestead Miami Speedway and captured his first victory in the final race of the season at Texas Motor Speedway. He switched to Sam Schmidt Motorsports in 2004 and had a dream season, albeit in a season where the field of most races was very small. Medeiros captured six wins, all from the pole, on his way to the championship.
He attempted to make his IndyCar Series debut in the last race of the 2005 season at California Speedway for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. However, he crashed in practice and could not make a qualifying attempt or participate in the race. He returned to the series and attempted to qualify for the 2006 Indianapolis 500 in a car fielded by PDM Racing, his USAC Silver Crown Series team. On Bump Day, he made the grid taking the 33rd and final spot on the grid and finished 31st in the race after an electrical problem.
Indy 500 results
- Full American Open Wheel Racing results on ChampCarStats.com
- Thiago Medeiros driver summary on Driver Database
|Infiniti Pro Series Champion
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