Charlie Kimball

Indianapolis IN

Charlie raced karts from age 9. He moved to Formula Dodge in ’02; then won races in U.S. and British Formula Ford and F3 through ’05. He won an F3 race in ’06 and logged three podiums finishes. The following year he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and was forced to abandon his racing program mid-season. The next year he was back in the cockpit, running F3 and A1 GP. Back stateside Kimball raced Indy Lights in ’09 and the next season finished fourth in series with four seconds. Kimball signed with Chip Ganassi for the IZOD IndyCar Series in ’11, the first licensed driver with diabetes in the series’ history. In ’13, Kimball scored an overall victory in the Daytona 24-Hour for Ganassi/Sabates (with Montoya, Pruett and Rojas). Then in August, Charlie won the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio becoming the first ever driver with diabetes to win an IndyCar race. His main sponsor is Nova Nordisk and their NovoLog FlexPen used in monitoring the disease. He’s signed again with Ganassi for ’14.

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