Jimmy Vasser

Napa CA

Jimmy won the 1996 IndyCar season Championship driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, and scored ten victories in the series. He made his CART debut in 1992 and qualified for the Indianapolis 500, setting a record for the fastest qualifying run by a first-year driver. Jimmy won four races in 1996 season, clinching the championship at the season’s final race. In 2004 he became co-owner of PKV Racing (now KV Racing Technology) and was a driver for the team. In 2004 he broke the modern CART_Champ Car record for the most consecutive starts. Jimmy retired from open wheel racing in 2006, but remains active in his ownership role. He temporarily came out of retirement to drive in the final Champ Car World Series event at the 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. In 2006, he competed in three Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series races, including the 24 Hours of Daytona

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