Virtual IndyCar: Team Previews


Last week, I introduced the Virtual IndyCar World Series. Now I’m going to in-depth with the teams and drivers on there open-wheel stats.

Photo Credit: Chip Ganassi Racing

Alex Zanardi (Italy) #1

  • Date of Birth: October 23, 1969
  • Teams: Ganassi (1996-1998) and Mo Nunn (2001)
  • Rookie Season: 1996 (3rd)
  • First Win: 1996 Portland Grand Prix
  • Championships: 2 (1997-1998)
  • Poles: 10
  • Wins: 15
  • Races: 66

Juan Montoya (Colombia) #4

  • Date of Birth: September 20, 1975
  • Team: Ganassi (1999-2000)
  • Rookie Season: 1999
  • First Win: 1999 Long Beach Grand Prix
  • Championships: 1999
  • Poles: 14
  • Wins: 11 (counting the 2000 Indy 500)
  • Races: 41

Scott Dixon (New Zealand) #9

  • Date of Birth: July 22, 1980
  • Teams: Pac West (2001-2002), Ganassi (2002-
  • Rookie Season: 2001
  • First Win: 2001 Nazareth
  • Championships: 2 (2003, 2008)
  • Poles: 19
  • Wins: 27
  • Races: 190

Dario Franchitti (Scotland) #10

  • Date of Birth: May 19, 1973
  • Teams: Hogan (1997), KOOL Green (1998-2002), Andretti (2003-2007), Ganassi (2009-)
  • Rookie Season: 1997
  • First Win: 1998 Road America
  • Championships: 4 (2007, 2009-2011)
  • Poles: 28
  • Wins: 30
  • Races: 236

Jimmy Vasser (United States) #22

  • Date of Birth: November 20, 1965
  • Teams: Cole (1992-1994), Ganassi (1995-2000), Patrick (2001), Rahal (2002), Johansson (2003), KV (2004-2006)
  • Rookie Season: 1992
  • First Win: 1996 Miami
  • Championships 1 (1996)
  • Poles: 9
  • Wins: 10
  • Races: 238

Photo Credit: Penske Racing

Gil de Ferran (Brazil) #2

  • Date of Birth: November 11, 1967
  • Teams: Jim Hall (1995), Walker (1996-1999), Penske (2000-2003)
  • Rookie Season: 1995
  • First Win: 1995 Laguna Seca
  • Championships: 2 (2000-2001)
  • Poles: 21
  • Wins: 12
  • Races: 160

Helio Castroneves (Brazil) #3

  • Date of Birth: May 10, 1975
  • Teams: Bettenhausen (1998), Hogan (1999), Penske (2000-)
  • Rookie Season 1998
  • First Win: 2000 Detroit
  • Championships: None (Best Finish 2nd)
  • Poles: 40
  • Wins: 26
  • Races: 247

Ryan Briscoe (Australia) #6

  • Date of Birth: September 24, 1981
  • Teams: Ganassi (2005), DRR (2006), Penske (2008-)
  • Rookie Season: 2005
  • First Win: Milwaukee 2008
  • Championships: None (Best Finish 3rd)
  • Poles: 11
  • Wins: 6
  • Races: 93

Sam Hornish,Jr (United States) #8

  • Date of Birth: July 2, 1979
  • Teams: PDM (2000), Panther (2001-2003), Penske (2004-2007)
  • Rookie Season: 2000
  • First Win: 2001 Phoenix
  • Championships: 3 (2001-2002,2006)
  • Poles: 12
  • Wins: 19
  • Races: 116

Will Power (Australia) #12

  • Date of Birth: March 1, 1981
  • Teams: Walker (2005-2007), KV (2008), Penske (2009-)
  • Rookie Season: 2006
  • First Win: 2007 Las Vegas
  • Championships: None (Best Finish 2nd)
  • Poles: 25
  • Wins: 18
  • Races: 91

Emerson Fittipaldi (Brazil) #19

  • Date of Birth: December 12, 1946
  • Teams: Patrick (1984-1989), Penske (1990-1996)
  • Rookie Season (1984)
  • First Win: 1985 Michigan
  • Championships: 1 (1989)
  • Poles: 17
  • Wins: 22
  • Races: 195

Photo Credit: Logo Database

Danica Patrick (United States) #7

  • Date of Birth: March 25, 1982
  • Teams: Rahal (2005-2006), Andretti (2007-2011)
  • Rookie Season (2005)
  • First Win: 2008 Motegi
  • Championships: none (best finish 5th)
  • Poles: 3
  • Wins: 1
  • Races: 115

Tony Stewart (United States) #14

  • Date of Birth: May 20, 1971
  • Teams: Menard (1996-1998)
  • Rookie Season (1996)
  • First Win: 1997 Pikes Peak
  • Championships: 1 (1996-1997)
  • Poles: 9
  • Wins: 3
  • Races: 26

Paul Tracy (Canada) #16

  • Date of Birth: December 17, 1968
  • Teams: Penske (1991-1994, 1996-1997), Newman Haas (1995), KOOL Green (1998-2002), Forsythe (2003-2007) KV (2009-2010), Dragon (2011)
  • Rookie Season (1992)
  • First Win: 1993 Long Beach
  • Championships: 1 (2003)
  • Poles: 25
  • Wins: 31
  • Races: 281

Photo Credit: Andretti Autosport.com

Michael Andretti (United States)#5

  • Date of Birth: ¬†October 5, 1962
  • Teams: Kraco (1984-1988), Newman Haas (1989-1992, 1995-2000), Ganassi (1994) (Green 2001-2002)
  • Rookie Season (1984)
  • First Win: 1986 Long Beach
  • Championships: 1 (1991)
  • Poles: 32
  • Wins: 42
  • Races: 317

Mario Andretti (United States)#11 (CART Stats Only)

  • Date of Birth: February 28, 1940
  • Teams: Penske (1979-1980), Patrick (1981-1982), Newman Haas (1983-1994)
  • Rookie Season (1981)
  • First Win: 1980 Michigan 2
  • Championships: 1, (1984)
  • Poles: 29
  • Wins: 19
  • Races: 208

Marco Andretti (United States) #26

  • Date of Birth: March 13, 1987
  • Teams: Andretti (2006-)
  • Rookie Season (2006)
  • First Win: 2006 Infineon
  • Championships: none (best finish 7th)
  • Poles: 1
  • Wins: 2
  • Races: 91

Dan Wheldon (United Kingdom)#27

  • Date of Birth: June 22, 1978
  • Teams: (Panther 2002), Andretti (2003-2005), Ganassi (2006-2008), Panther (2009-2010), BHA/SSM (2011)
  • First Win:
  • Rookie Season (2003)
  • First Win: 2004 Motegi
  • Championships: 1, 2005
  • Poles: 5
  • Wins: 16
  • Races: 128

Ryan Hunter-Reay (United States)#28

  • Date of Birth: December 17, 1980
  • Teams: Johansson (2003), Herdez (2004), Rocketsports (2005), RLLR (2007-2008), Vision/Foyt (2009), Andretti (2010-)
  • Rookie Season (2003)
  • First Win: 2003 Surfers Paradise
  • Championships: none, best finish 7th
  • Poles: 0
  • Wins: 4
  • Races: 121

Photo Credit: Rahal.com

Bobby Rahal (United States)#18

  • Date of Birth:¬†January 10, 1953
  • Teams: Truesports (1981-1989), Kraco (1989-1991), Rahal-Hogan (1992-1995), Rahal (1996-1998)
  • Rookie Season (1982)
  • First Win: 1982 Cleveland
  • Championships: 3, (1986-1987, 1992)
  • Poles: 16
  • Wins: 24
  • Races: 266

Al Unser, Jr. (United States) #21

  • Date of Birth: April 19, 1962
  • Teams: Forysthe (1982), Galles (1983-1984, 1988-1993, 2000-2001), Shierson (1985-1987), Penske (1994-1999), Kelley (2002-2003)
  • Rookie Season (1982)
  • First Win: 1984 Portland
  • Championships: 2, (1990, 1994)
  • Poles: 7
  • Wins: 34
  • Races: 29

Danny Sullivan (United States) #30

  • Date of Birth: March 9, 1950
  • Teams: Shierson (1984), Penske (1985-1990), Patrick (1991), Galles (1992-1993), Pac West (1995)
  • Rookie Season: 1984
  • First Win: 1984 Cleveland
  • Championships: 1, (1988)
  • Poles: 19
  • Wins: 17
  • Races: 170

Jacques Villenueve (Canada) #32

  • Date of Birth: April 9, 1971
  • Teams: Green (1994-1995)
  • Rookie Season (1994)
  • First Win: 1994 Road America
  • Championships: 1, (1995)
  • Poles: 6
  • Wins: 5
  • Races: 32

Graham Rahal (United States) #38

  • Date of Birth: January 4, 1989
  • Teams: Newman Haas (2007-2010), Fisher (2010), Ganassi (2011-)
  • Rookie Season (2007)
  • First Win: 2008 St. Petersburg
  • Championships: none (best finish 5th)
  • Poles: 2
  • Wins: 1
  • Races: 50

Greg Moore (Canada) #99

  • Date of Birth: April 22, 1975
  • Teams: Forsythe (1996-1999)
  • Rookie Season (1996)
  • First Win: 1997 Milwaukee
  • Championships: none (best finish 5th)
  • Poles: 4
  • Wins: 5
  • Races: 72

Photo Credit: I am IndyCar

Nigel Mansell (United Kingdom)#13

  • Date of Birth: August 8, 1953
  • Teams: Newman Haas (1993-1994)
  • Rookie Season (1993)
  • First Win: 1993 Australia (first start!)
  • Championships: 1, (1993)
  • Poles: 11
  • Wins: 6
  • Races: 32

Tony Kanaan (Brazil)#15

  • Date of Birth: December 31, 1974
  • Teams: Tasman (1998), Forsythe (1999), Mo Nunn (2000-2002), Andretti (2003-2010), KV (2011-)
  • Rookie Season (1998)
  • First Win: 1999 Michigan
  • Championships: 1, 2004
  • Poles: 12
  • Wins: 15
  • Races: 123

Rubens Barrichello (Brazil)#17

  • Date of Birth: May 23, 1972
  • Teams: KV (2012-)
  • Rookie Season (2012)
  • First Win: none
  • Championships: none
  • Poles:0
  • Wins: 0
  • Races: 4

Christano da Matta (Brazil)#37

  • Date of Birth: September 19, 1973
  • Teams: Aciero (1999), PPI (2000), Newman Haas (2001-2002), KV (2005), Coyne/RUsport (2006)
  • Rookie Season (1999)
  • First Win: 2000 Chicago
  • Championships: 1, (2002)
  • Poles: 7
  • Wins: 12
  • Races: 101

Sebastien Bourdais (France)#39

  • Date of Birth: February 28, 1979
  • Teams: Newman Haas (2003-2007), Coyne (2011), Dragon (2012-)
  • Rookie Season (2003)
  • First Win: 2003 Brands Hatch
  • Championships: 4, (2004-2007)
  • Poles: 32
  • Wins: 31
  • Races: 87

 

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