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KYlE Larson

Larson began the 2020 season with a tenth-place finish in the Daytona 500. During the Auto Club 400, Larson hit the turn one wall after Denny Hamlin collided with him, relegating him to a 21st-place finish. When the season was placed on hold after four races due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Larson was seventh in the point standings with top-ten finishes in three.

On April 13, 2020, CGR suspended Larson indefinitely without pay after it became known that during an iRacing event the day before, Larson stated: "You can't hear me? Hey, n*&&%)," believing he had lost communication. Shortly after Ganassi's announcement, NASCAR also suspended him indefinitely and ordered him to complete sensitivity training before he is allowed to race again.Larson would also be suspended by the World of Outlaws, but had that suspension lifted prior to their return to racing.[ Multiple corporations such as McDonald's, Credit One Bank, and Chevrolet also terminated their sponsorship of Larson The following day, CGR fired Larson. Matt Kenseth took over as Larson's replacement in the No. 42. As of September 2020, Larson remains suspended from NASCAR. However, Tony Stewart has said that if he passes reinstatement, he may hire Larson to drive for the team.

suspended from nascar larson and won in about every series and racecar he drove for the 2021 season winning major races including the hoosier 100 and In August 2020, Larson began running All Star Circuit of Champions races and he won the series record seventh consecutive race at Knoxville Raceway on August 1. On October 18, he won the USAC Silvercrown finale at the Springfield Mile to take his 42nd feature win in various racing vehicles

In October 2020, after months of inactivity on social media, Larson posted an essay on his website, apologizing for using the slur and denying that it was representative of who he was. In the statement, Larson said that when racing overseas he encountered people who uttered the slur on a regular basis. He accepted accountability for his actions, including his suspension and dismissal from CGR, and said that although he finished the sensitivity training, he did more than what was required of him to change his behavior; for instance, he visited Minnesota days after George Floyd was killed and participated in a variety of classes to learn more on the African-American community. The statement also said that some of the people in his career, including Ganassi, kept in touch with him during his rehabilitation, which convinced him to have hope in saving his career. Larson also said that he hopes his setback "was a lesson for everyone," and was in the process of seeking reinstatement to the Cup Series. On October 17, 2020, it was reported that Larson officially applied for reinstatement. His application was successful, effective January 1, 2021

 

2004Tony KanaanINDY RACING LEAGUESebastien Bourdais CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES
2005Sebastien BourdaisCHAMP CAR WORLD SERIESTony Stewart NASCAR
2006Sebastien BourdaisCHAMP CAR WORLD SERIESJimmie Johnson NASCAR
2007Jimmie Johnson NASCARDan Wheldon INDY RACING LEAGUE
2008Jimmie Johnson NASCARDario Franchitti INDY RACING LEAGUE
2009Dario Franchitti INDY RACING LEAGUEJimmie Johnson NASCAR
2010Jimmie Johnson NASCARBryan Clauson UNITED STATES AUTO CLUB
2011Bryan Clauson UNITED STATES AUTO CLUBTony Stewart NASCAR
2012Ryan  Hunter-ReayINDY RACING LEAGUEBrad Keselowski NASCAR
2013Kyle BuschNASCARJason Johnson AMERICAN SPRINT CAR ASSOCIATION
2014Donny SchatzWorld of Outlaws Sprint Car  SeriesJoey Logano NASCAR
2015Erik Jones NASCARDonny Schatz World of Outlaws Sprint Car  Series
2016Bryan Clauson UNITED STATES AUTO CLUBCARL EDWARDS  NASCAR
2017MARTIN TRUEX JR.NASCARKyle Busch  NASCAR  
2018

Donny Schatz

World of Outlaws Sprint Car  SeriesELLIOT SADLER  NASCAR
2019

Aaron Reutzel

all star sprint serieslogan seavey powri midget series
2020

kyle larson

all star sprints, WOO SPRINTS, usacChase Elliott   NASCAR  

 

colton herta

 

Herta made his karting debut in 2010 at the age of 10, racing karts in the SKUSA and IKF series. Although he had been karting since the age of 6. He made his single-debut at 13, finishing second in the SBF2000 Winter Series. In 2014, he made his formula car debut in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, finishing 15th in the championship despite missing the opening weekend due to age requirements. In the same year, Herta made his International Formula racing debut in Sepang, Malaysia with the AsiaCup Series, taking part in one event where he won 1 race win and 3 podium finishes. Herta also made a one-off appearance in the Global RallyCross Championship Lites, being the youngest driver to compete in the series.

In 2015, he made his debut in the UK-based MSA Formula series, as the youngest driver and the only American on a grid that consisted mostly of Britons, and got his first win in the second race at Snetterton Circuit in August, thus helping the United States win the Nations Cup. He went on to collect three more victories over the course of the season, finishing third overall.[1]

For 2016, he was planning to move to the newly renamed BRDC British F3 series, but was too young to compete at the opening round.[2] Wanting to complete a full season he made the switch to the Euroformula Open Championship, staying with Carlin and finished third in points, with four victories, six podium finishes and five pole positions. Herta went on to compete in six British F3 events, earning three podium finishes including a victory at Brands Hatch.

In 2017 Herta joined forces with the newly formed Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing to pilot the 98-car in the Indy Lights Series.[3] He started the year strong with a second-place finish in the first race at St. Petersburg street circuit and followed it up with a Sunday victory; Colton's first win in Indy Lights. He got his 2nd victory at the next event at Barber Motorsports Park, the series' 400th race. Herta won Rookie of the Year and finished 3rd in the drivers championship.

In 2018, Herta remained in Indy Lights. He won four races, including all three held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (both races of the GP of Indianapolis and the Freedom 100 on the speedway). Herta finished 2nd in points to his Andretti teammate Patricio O'Ward.

Also in 2018, Herta debuted in IndyCar at the season finale in 1Sonoma with Harding Racing.[4]

Herta participated in the 2019 24 Hours of Daytona in a BMW M8 GTE for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Colton, along with co-drivers Connor De Phillippi, Augusto Farfus and Philipp Eng, won the race in the GTLM class.

For the 2019 IndyCar season, Herta signed to drive the No. 88 Harding Steinbrenner Racing car. Herta was the first IndyCar Series driver born in the 2000s to start a race. On March 24, 2019, at the age of 18, Herta became the youngest-ever winner in IndyCar history by winning the IndyCar Classic at Circuit of the Americas.[5] He qualified 5th for the Indianapolis 500, but retired after just four laps after a gearbox failure. On June 22, 2019 at the age of 19, Herta became the youngest-ever pole-sitter at Road America. The driver won again at Laguna Seca, and finished 7th in the overall standings, just 5 points behind Rookie of the Year Felix Rosenqvist.

Herta finished 7th in the opening round of the 2020 IndyCar season at Texas Motor Speedway. He finished 8th at the Indianapolis 500. On September 13, 2020, Herta won the second of two races held at Mid-Ohio. He scored a runner-up finish at the Indianapolis road course's Saturday race. With seven top 5s in 14 races, he ranked third in points.

 

2004Aaron Pierce NAMARS
2005Joey Logano  Hooters Pro Cup Series
2006Justin Allgaier ARCA Series
2007Bryan Clauson USAC
2008Ryan Hunter-Reay Indy Racing League
2009Bobby East USAC
2010Chase Elliott ASA Late Model Series
2011Mark Lambert Advance Racing Association
2012Kyle Benjamin Championship Racing Association
2013Ross kenseth Championship Racing Association
2014Erik Jones ARCA Series
2015drew skillman NHRA
2016Cody Coughlin Championship Racing Association
2017willam byron nascar truck series
2018robert wickens Indy Racing League
2019Hailie  Deeganis K&N Pro Series
2020colton herta  Indy Racing League

2004

North American Auto Racing Series (NAMARS)

2005

Hooters Pro Cup Series (USAR)

2006

Hooters Pro Cup Series (USAR)

2007

Badger Midget Series

2008

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series

2009

ASA Late Model Series

2010

American Race Drivers Club (ARDC)

2011

United Auto  Racing Association (UARA)

2012

Vores Compact Touring Series

2013

American Motorcycle Association

2014

 ARCA/CRA SUPER SERIES

2015

american sprint car series

2016

fastrak racing series

2017

EXTREME SPRINT CAR SERIES

2018

Powri midget series

2019

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)

2020

World Of outlaw Sprint car series

2004

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis Indiana

2005

Daytona International Speedway  Daytona Beach Florida

2006

Chicagoland Speedway  Joliet Illinois

2007

Rockingham Speedway  Rockingham North Carolina

2008

Miami County Speedway   Peru Indiana

2009

Milwaukee Mile  Milwaukee Wisconsin

2010

Las Vegas Motor Speedway  Las Vegas Nevada

2011

Gas City I69 Speedway  Gas City Indiana

2012

Winchester Speedway Winchester Indiana

2013

Eldora Speedway   Rossburg Ohio

2014

perris auto speedway  Perris, CAlifornia

2015

Angell Park Speedway Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

2016

MACON SPEEDWAY     MACON, Illinois

2017

TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK terre haute indiana

2018

knoxville raceway Knoxville, Iowa

2019

Ventura Raceway Ventura california

2020

every track in the united states  dealing with thhe covid 19 pandemic

* Deceased

 

2021 inductees

*Floyd Clymer  magazine publisher, a racing promoter, an author, and a motorcycle manufacturer

*Theodore E. “Pop” Myers  Good Will Ambassador indianapolis motor speedway

*Floyd "Pop" Dreyer  the nation's top motorcycle rider in the 1920s

Floyd "Chip" Ganassi Jr. an American businessman, former racing driver

*Ron Watson, founder president of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA)

*Roger McCluskey usac champion  driver.

 

2020 inductees

*bill Jenkins nhra champion

*Dale Armstrong IHRA Champion

TONY STEWART indy car and nascar champion

Jeff Gordon multiple nascar championionships

Ricky Carmichael AMA Supercross Champion

Bubba Stewart AMA Motocross Supercross Champion

2019 inductees

Dale Jarrett Winston Cup champion Daytona 500 Winner

*Alan Kulwicki nascar race driver

*Nicky Hayden AMA Superbike Champion

Hélio Castroneves 3 time indianapolis 500 winner

Sam Schimdt Indy racing league driver

Warren Johnson nhra champion

2018 inductees

*Wendell Scott pioneer African American driver

Janet Guthrie pioneer FEMALE driver first woman to participate at indianapolis

Willie T. Ribbs first African American driver to qualify for indianapolis 500

Nigel Mansell  Indy car world series and F-1 world Champion

Alain Prost four time F-1 world Champion

Niki Lauda  three time F-1 world Champion

2017 inductees

Tony George Indy Racing league founder

johnny rutherford  3 time indianapolis 500 winner

John Force nhra champion

*frank wheeler indianapolis motor speedway founder

*john marcum arca founder

*Arthur Newby  indianapolis motor speedway founder

 

2016 inductees

*Bryan Clauson OPEN WHEEL RACER

*Peter  Revson  Formula One and the Indianapolis 500.

*Alberto Ascari two time world champion

* Dan Wheldon 2 time Indianapolis 500  winner

Gordon Johncock 2 time Indianapolis 500  winner

Tom Sneva USAC NATIONAL CHAMPION INDIANAPOLIS 500 winnER

 

2015 inductees

Bradley "Buzz" Calkins winner 1st indy racing league event winner

Ralph  Liguori USAC AND NASCAR DRIVER

Bobby Allison Nascar Champion

John Young Jackie" Stewart three time world driving champion

Michael Schumacher 7 time world driving champion

*Ayrton Senna f-1 racing legend

 

2014 inductees

Arie Luyendyk 2 time indianapolis 500 winner

Mark Martin   nascar legend

Emerson Fittipaldi 2 Time Indianapolis 500 winner and F-1 Champion

*Roger McCluskey usac national champion

Rusty Wallace nascar champion

Joe'Amato  NHRA CHAMPION

2013 INDUCTEES

*Joe Leonard AMA and USAC National Champion

Charlie Patterson car owner "mr. racing everything"

*Bruce McLaren race-car Designer, Driver, Engineer and Inventor

Conrad "Connie" Kalitta Drag Racing Driver

*Rich Vogler USAC National Sprint Car and Midget champion

Robert Glenn "Junior" Johnson NASCAR Superstar

2012 INDUCTEES

*Gary Lee Racing Broadcaster

Tom Bigelow Open Wheel Legend

*Larry Rice Open Wheel Racing Legend

Johnny Parsons USAC Open Wheel Racer

*Jim Hurtubise Open Wheel Legend

Bill Elliott NASCAR National Champion

2011 INDUCTEES

Richard Day Most Respected Public Relations Person in the Sport

*James Allison Founder Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Mari Hulman George CEO Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Bob Jenkins Premier Broadcaster

*Sam Hanks 1957 Indianapolis 500 Winner

Howard Augustine "Humpy" Wheeler Track and Race Promoter

2010 INDUCTEES

* Harry Miller Race Car Designer

*Charlie Wiggins  Pioneer African American Race car driver

Cale Yarborough NASCAR Champion

*Sid Collins The Voice of the 500

Paul Page Broadcast Legend

* Art Pollard Indy Car Driver

2009 INDUCTEES

* Wally Parks The father of drag racing

*Rex Mays Indy Car Driver

*Clint Brawner Mechanic Race Car Designer

Donald Davidson Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian

Parnelli Jones Driver Owner 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner

*Ernest Schlausky A.K.A. CROCKY WRIGHT Motorsports Pioneer

2008 INDUCTEES

*GRAHAM HILL INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER WORLD DRIVING CHAMPION

 JOHN "JACK" BRABHAM  WORLD DRIVING CHAMPION 

*HENRY " SMOKEY" YUNICK  MECHANIC CAR DESIGNER

* MARION "MICKEY" THOMPSON  DRAG RACER OFF ROAD RACING CHAMPION

*Fred Offenhauser Automotive Engineer

A.J. Watson Car Designer

2007 INDUCTEES

* Bill France Jr. NASCAR Executive and Promoter

*Carl Fisher American entrepreneur Founder Indianapolis Motor Speedway

*Tom Carnegie Chief  announcer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 60 years.

*Henry Ford Race Car innovator

* Ralph  Depalma Indianapolis 500 winner and racing pioneer

 * Benny Parsons NASCAR Winston Cup Champion
 

2006 INDUCTEES

*CHRIS ECONOMAKI SPEED SPORT NEWS FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER

 SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY NHRA LEGEND 1ST WOMAN TO WIN MAJOR EVENT

DON PRUDHOMME NHRA DRIVER

STEVE KINSER 17 TIME WoO CHAMPION " KING OF THE SPRINTS"

*GEORGE BIGNOTTI 7 TIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER CHIEF MECHANIC

*COLIN CHAPMAN INFLUENTIAL DESIGNER, INVENTOR AND CAR BUILDER

2005 INDUCTEES

 *LEE PETTY LEGENDARY NASCAR DRIVER

 BOBBY UNSER  3 TIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER

*JIMMY BRYAN  USAC NATIONAL CHAMPION

*EDDIE SACHS SPRINT MIDGET DRIVER

 *TONY BETTENHAUSEN AAA NATIONAL CHAMPION

*MAURI ROSE 3 TIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER

2004 INDUCTEES

*RAY HARROUN 1ST WINNER INDIANAPOLIS 500

DAVID " THE SILVER FOX" PEARSON 3 TIME NEXTEL CUP CHAMPION

*MARK DONOHUE SPORTS CAR DRIVER

DON " BIG DADDY" GARLITS NHRA CHAMPION

AL UNSER SR. DIRT TRACK MASTER 4 TIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER .

*BILL VUKOVICH SR. 2 INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER

2003 INDUCTEES

*JIMMY CLARK 2 TIME F-1 CHAMPION AND INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER

*GASTON CHEVROLET DRIVER INVENTOR

KENNY BERNSTEIN NHRA CHAMPION

*RODGER WARD 2 TIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER

MARIO ANDRETTI  F-1 DAYTONA 500 AND INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER

*JOHNNIE PARSONS SR AAA NATIONAL CHAMPION AND INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER

2002 INDUCTEES

MEL KENYON  " KING OF THE MIDGETS "

*BOB GLIDDEN ALL TIME NHRA WINNIEST DRIVER

ROGER PENSKE 14 TIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNING CAR OWNER

ANDY GRANATELLI STP FOUNDER DRIVER 

RICK  MEARS  4 TIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER

*LOU "Louie" Meyer first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500

*wilbur shaw  time indianapolis 500 winner

2001 INDUCTEES

*ANTON " TONY" HULMAN OWNER INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

*WILLIAM " BILL " FRANCE SR. FOUNDER NASCAR

RICHARD " THE KING" PETTY 7 TIME NASCAR CUP CHAMPION

ANTHONY JOSEPH " A.J." FOYT FIRST 4 TIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER

*DAN GURNEY F-1 NASCAR AND INDY CAR DRIVER

*DALE EARNHARDT 7 TIME NASCAR CUP CHAMPION

 

 

 


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