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Patrick Racing
Patrick Racing
was an auto racing team in both Champ Car
Champ Car
and the Indy Racing League.[1] Patrick Racing
Patrick Racing
was started by Pat Patrick in the 1970s. The team is best known for winning the Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
on three occasions (1973, 1982, 1989), and the Indy car title twice (1976, 1989). The team fielded its own cars from 1975 to 1983 under the name Wildcat. Over its history, the team has had three distinct manifestations.

Contents

1 Team statistics

1.1 Indy car champions 1.2 Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
victories

2 History

2.1 First stint

2.1.1 1989-1990 "trade" deal

2.2 Second stint 2.3 Third stint

3 CART drivers 4 IRL drivers 5 Racing results

5.1 Complete CART Series results 5.2 Complete IRL IndyCar Series
IndyCar Series
results

6 References

Team statistics[edit] Indy car champions[edit]

Year Champion Wins Chassis Engine Tyres

1976 Gordon Johncock 2 Wildcat Mk 1 Wildcat Mk 2 DSG Goodyear

1989 Emerson Fittipaldi 5 Penske PC-17 Penske PC-18 Chevrolet
Chevrolet
A Goodyear

Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
victories[edit]

Year Champion Chassis Engine Tyres

1973 Gordon Johncock Eagle 72 Offenhauser Goodyear

1982 Gordon Johncock
Gordon Johncock
(2) Wildcat Mk.VIIIB Cosworth
Cosworth
DFX Goodyear

1989 Emerson Fittipaldi Penske PC-18 Chevrolet
Chevrolet
A Goodyear

History[edit]

Gordon Johncock's 1973 Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
winning car.

Gordon Johncock's 1982 Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
winning car.

Emerson Fittipaldi's 1989 Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
winning car.

Alfa Romeo Indycar engine

First stint[edit] Pat Patrick started his Indy Car racing career as a sponsor of the team fielded by fellow Jackson oilman Walt Michner in 1967. He became a co-owner of the team in 1970 and established Patrick Racing. The team won the 1973 and 1982 Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
with driver Gordon Johncock. Johncock also won the 1976 USAC National Championship. The team was closely associated with STP sponsorship. In the mid-1980s, the team expanded to two cars, featuring drivers Emerson Fittipaldi
Emerson Fittipaldi
and Kevin Cogan. The team parted ways with STP, and 7-Eleven
7-Eleven
became their primary sponsor for 1985. In 1986, Marlboro joined the team. Cogan won his first and only race of his career in 1986 at Phoenix. Fittipaldi won his first CART race, the Michigan 500, in 1985. Cogan finished a heartbreaking second place in the 1986 Indianapolis 500, after being passed with just over two laps to go. For 1987, the team secured the use of the new Ilmor
Ilmor
Chevy Indy V-8 engine. Fittipaldi won two races, and finished 10th in points. After dropping back down to a one-car effort, Fittipaldi won two more races in 1988, finished 2nd at Indy, and improved to 7th in points. 1989-1990 "trade" deal[edit] In 1989, Chip Ganassi
Chip Ganassi
joined Patrick as co-owner for Fittipaldi's #20 Marlboro entry. Patrick was preparing to retire from the sport, and began putting the pieces in place to sell the team at season's end. Patrick struck a lucrative deal with Ganassi, Penske Racing, and Phillip Morris. Penske would supply Patrick with two PC-18 chassis for the 1989 season for Fittipaldi to drive. In return, Penske would take driver Fittipaldi and sponsor Marlboro starting with the 1990 season. Furthermore, Penske would receive interim Marlboro sponsorship to field a third car (Al Unser, Sr.) at the three 500-mile races in 1989 (Indy 500, Michigan 500, Pocono 500). For 1990, Chip Ganassi
Chip Ganassi
would take over the assets of Patrick Racing (including the two coveted PC-18 chassis, as well as the important Ilmor
Ilmor
Chevrolet
Chevrolet
engine lease), which he would use to start his own team. The Patrick team experienced dominating success in the 1989 CART season. After winning the 1989 Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
and the 1989 CART championship, at some point Pat Patrick changed his mind about retiring. With the wheels already in motion to dissolve his existing team, he decided to explore options, and was coaxed out of retirement for 1990. Second stint[edit] As planned, Ganassi split off to form his own team in 1990 (Chip Ganassi Racing). Pat Patrick took over the upstart Alfa Romeo Indycar project previously run by Alex Morales Motorsports. Roberto Guerrero signed on as primary driver with Al Unser, Sr. driving a second car at the Indy 500 and the Michigan 500. The new Patrick Racing
Patrick Racing
team landed sponsorship from Miller. It was effectively another "trade" between Penske and Patrick, as Miller (previously with Penske) and Marlboro (now over at Penske) were owned by the same parent company, Phillip Morris. The services of Al Unser, Sr. were also effectively a trade between the two outfits. The team saw little on-track success, and even less success in the engine development. Unser, in fact, had to sit out the Michigan 500 after he wrecked in practice, suffering a broken leg. Unser then quit the team. For 1991, Danny Sullivan
Danny Sullivan
took over as primary driver (also another former Penske driver), and the team continued to fail miserably. By the end of the 1991 CART season, Patrick was in financial and legal trouble. As the team was collapsing, rumors surfaced that the Patrick team had shipped one of the Ilmor
Ilmor
Chevrolet
Chevrolet
V-8 engines over to the Alfa-Romeo engine developers in Italy,[2][3] who in turn, tore the engine down to examine it and allegedly stole design ideas. It was returned in pieces and infuriated Ilmor
Ilmor
officials. At the conclusion of the 1991 season, Danny Sullivan
Danny Sullivan
left the team, and was replaced by Bobby Rahal.[4] Sullivan went to Rahal's old seat at Galles-Kraco Racing.[5] Patrick's contractual obligations with Alfa-Romeo had ended, so the team attempted to resign with Ilmor, or possibly acquire older Ilmor
Ilmor
engines from Newman/Haas.[2][6] Due to the possible fraudulent actions by Patrick against Ilmor, the team was refused an Ilmor
Ilmor
Chevrolet
Chevrolet
engine lease, despite inking the popular Rahal.[7][8] Facing a decidedly uncompetitive powerplant situation for 1992, and escalating legal problems, in December 1991, Patrick sold the team outright to Bobby Rahal
Bobby Rahal
and his partner Carl Hogan. They formed Rahal-Hogan Racing, which is now known as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Third stint[edit] In the mid-1990s, Patrick began to rebuild his team from scratch. In 1994, Patrick formed a testing team for Firestone tires, and spearheaded Firestone's return to Indycar racing for 1995. They did not enter any races in 1994, and instead tested all year. Scott Pruett signed on as the driver, and won the 1995 Marlboro 500. In the next few years, Patrick experienced moderate success in CART. Due to money issues and the constant uncertainty of racing in Champ Car, Patrick Racing
Patrick Racing
jumped over the IRL in 2004. They ran Al Unser, Jr. until his mid-season retirement and then Jeff Simmons, Jaques Lazier, and Tomáš Enge. With no sponsorship for 2005, the team ceased operations and the assets were put up for sale. CART drivers[edit]

Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti
(1981–1982) Tom Bagley
Tom Bagley
(1980) Townsend Bell
Townsend Bell
(2001–2002) Raul Boesel
Raul Boesel
(1997) Pancho Carter
Pancho Carter
(1984) Kevin Cogan (1986–1987) Wally Dallenbach Sr. (1979) Adrian Fernandez
Adrian Fernandez
(1998–2000) Emerson Fittipaldi
Emerson Fittipaldi
(1984–1990) Chip Ganassi
Chip Ganassi
(1983–1984) Spike Gehlhausen (1980) Bruno Giacomelli
Bruno Giacomelli
(1984–1985) Roberto Guerrero
Roberto Guerrero
(1990–1991) Gordon Johncock
Gordon Johncock
(1979–1984) P. J. Jones
P. J. Jones
(1999) Steve Krisiloff (1981) Jan Magnussen
Jan Magnussen
(1999) Roger Mears (1979) Roberto Moreno (2000-2001) Danny Ongais
Danny Ongais
(1983) John Paul, Jr. (1984) Scott Pruett
Scott Pruett
(1995–1998) Johnny Rutherford
Johnny Rutherford
(1983) Oriol Servia
Oriol Servia
(2002–2003) Gordon Smiley (1980) Danny Sullivan
Danny Sullivan
(1991) Sammy Swindell
Sammy Swindell
(1985) Al Unser
Al Unser
(1990) Jimmy Vasser
Jimmy Vasser
(2001) Rich Vogler
Rich Vogler
(1985) Don Whittington
Don Whittington
(1985)

IRL drivers[edit]

Tomáš Enge Jaques Lazier Jeff Simmons Al Unser, Jr.

All IRL drivers drove in 2004 only. Racing results[edit] Complete CART Series results[edit] (key) (results in bold indicate pole position) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Pts Pos Pos

1979

PHX ATL INDY TRT MCH WGL TRT ONT MCH ATL PHX

Penske PC-6 Cosworth
Cosworth
DFX V8t Gordon Johncock 20 1 4 9

3 5 1 4 3 16 15 13 2 4

3rd 2,211

3

6

Wally Dallenbach 6

27

9th 1,149

40

4 2 5 10

4 24 6 4 12

Wildcat Mk.V 7 11 8

14

Penske PC-6 Roger Mears 60

13

NC —

Steve Krisiloff

6

19th 279

1980

ONT INDY MIL POC MDO MCH WGL MIL ONT MCH MXC PHX

Wildcat Mk.VI Cosworth
Cosworth
DFX V8t Gordon Johncock 20 3

6th 1,572

Penske PC-6

4

5

Phoenix 80

3 DNQ 2

21 23 23 24 19 24

Penske PC-6 Tom Bagley 40 5

11th 794

Wildcat Mk.VI

28

29

8

15 8

Phoenix 80

23

DNS

6 4

18 16

Penske PC-6 Gordon Smiley 60 6

33rd 176

Phoenix 80 70

25

1981

PHX MIL ATL MCH RIV MIL MCH WGL MXC PHX

Wildcat Mk.VIII Cosworth
Cosworth
DFX V8t Gordon Johncock 20 6 16 4 4 36 2 6 5 10 3 3

4th 142

Mario Andretti 40 11 3 3 2

2* 16*

4

11th 81

Steve Krisiloff

17

7

25th 18

1982

PHX ATL MIL CLE MCH MIL POC RIV ROA MCH PHX

Wildcat Mk.VIIIB Cosworth
Cosworth
DFX V8t Gordon Johncock 20 5 2 1* 5 1 11 6 26 22 15 23

4th 186

Mario Andretti 40 2 11 9 2 2 3 14 23 14 2 3

3rd 188

1983

ATL INDY MIL CLE MCH ROA POC RIV MDO MCH CPL LAG PHX

Wildcat Mk.IX Cosworth
Cosworth
DFX V8t Gordon Johncock 20 1 14

16th 20

March 83C

23 26 26

Wildcat Mk.IX Chip Ganassi

21

9th 56

Wildcat Mk.IXB

6 3 3 5

Wildcat Mk.IX 60

8

13 8

26

25

Danny Ongais

12

20th 14

March 83C 20

24 10 5

40

28 23 18

Wildcat Mk.IX Johnny Rutherford 18 DNQ

46th 0

Wildcat Mk.IXB

21

DNP 23 24

20

1984

LBH PHX INDY MIL POR MEA CLE MCH ROA POC MDO SAN MCH PHX LAG CPL

Wildcat Mk.X Cosworth
Cosworth
DFX V8t Gordon Johncock 20 11

14th 39

March 84C

10 25 6 9 12 18 4 9 11 10 17 DNQ 13

DNS

Wildcat Mk.X Chip Ganassi 40 25 11

11

20th 24

March 84C

28

15 9 2 27

John Paul Jr.

6

17th 28

Pancho Carter

7

21st 22

Bruno Giacomelli

8

32nd 5

Emerson Fittipaldi

4 18 12

13

15th 30

1985

LBH INDY MIL POR MEA CLE MCH ROA POC MDO SAN MCH LAG PHX MIA

March 85C Cosworth
Cosworth
DFX V8t Bruno Giacomelli 20 18

10 5 10

22

6 16

6

14

19th 32

Gordon Johncock

Wth

NC —

Don Whittington, Jr.

24 DNQ

20

24

50th 0

Sammy Swindell

23

25

53rd 0

Emerson Fittipaldi 40 2 13 8 3 2 8 1 5 6 8 25 13 24 8 26

6th 104

Rich Vogler 60

23

54th 0

1986

PHX LBH INDY MIL POR MEA CLE TOR MCH POC MDO SAN MCH ROA LAG PHX MIA

March 86C Cosworth
Cosworth
DFX V8t Kevin Cogan 7 1 17 2 12 14 21 23 5 22 2 4 4 4 20 9 14 4

6th 115

Emerson Fittipaldi 20 3 16 7 24 12 2 13 17 20 19 21 3 3 1 7 5 20

7th 103

1987

LBH PHX INDY MIL POR MEA CLE TOR MCH POC ROA MDO NAZ LAG MIA

March 86C Buick
Buick
3300 V6t Gordon Johncock 2

22

46th 0

Jim Crawford

Inj

NC —

March 87C Chevrolet
Chevrolet
265A V8t Kevin Cogan 7 18 21 31 18

12 21 13 27 9 19 5 5 18 21

16th 25

Emerson Fittipaldi 20 19 18 16 7 14 3 1 1* 7 18 18 6 21 20 10

10th 78

1988

PHX LBH INDY MIL POR CLE TOR MEA MCH POC MDO ROA NAZ LAG MIA

March 88C Chevrolet
Chevrolet
265A V8t Emerson Fittipaldi 20 21 16 2 3 3

7th 105

Lola T88/00

19 4

19

Lola T87/00

14*

21 1* 1* 8 16 20

1989

PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MCH POC MDO ROA NAZ LAG

Penske PC-17 Chevrolet
Chevrolet
265A V8t Emerson Fittipaldi 20 5 3

1st 196

Penske PC-18

1* 16 1 1* 1* 2 2 14 19 4 5 1* 5

1990

PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MCH DEN VAN MDO ROA NAZ LAG

March 90CA Alfa Romeo Indy V8t Roberto Guerrero 20 16 14 23 18 21 8 19 15

16th 24

Lola T90/00

5 17 24 26 8 9 18

Al Unser 40

DNS

35th 0

March 90CA

13

1991

SFR LBH PHX INDY MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MCH DEN VAN MDO ROA NAZ LAG

Lola T91/00 Alfa Romeo Indy V8t Danny Sullivan 20 4 11 7 10 5 10 21 9 6 14 18 18 9 17 16 20 9

11th 56

Roberto Guerrero 40

30

37th 0

1995

MIA SFR PHX LBH NAZ INDY MIL DET POR ROA TOR CLE MCH MDO NHA VAN LAG

Lola T95/00 Ford XB V8t Scott Pruett 20 4 3 9 2 8 19 12 3 13 7 25 16 1 11 24 6 5

7th 112

1996

MIA RIO SFR LBH NAZ 500 MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG

Lola T96/00 Ford XD V8t Scott Pruett 20 4 3 2 11 8 26 12 10 23 8 10 13 21 7 20 3

10th 82

1997

MIA SFR LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG FON

Reynard 97i Ford XD V8t Scott Pruett 20 5 1 3 10 3 19 9 24 17 8 5 14 9 5 18 16 7

9th 102

Raul Boesel 40 17 7 8 8 5 14 4 6 3 16 8 18 4 21 6 8 20

10th 91

1998

MIA MOT LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG HOU SFR FON

Reynard 98i Ford XD V8t Scott Pruett 20 5 21

18 5

9 2

4 2

6th 121

Reynard 97i

12 22

10

4 6

20 3 18 11 4 20

Adrián Fernández 40

4

3

2 24

23

15

4th 154

Reynard 98i 6 1*

26

18 9

5 9

1 5

7 6 6 4

1999

MIA MOT LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL POR CLE ROA TOR MCH DET MDO CHI VAN LAG HOU SRF FON

Swift 010.c Ford XD V8t Jan Magnussen 20

18

24th 8

Reynard 97i/98i/99i1

14 24 7 17 13 11

P. J. Jones 13 15

12

17th 38

Swift 010.c 40

12 2 7 8 20 21 15 17 10 16

Reynard 97i/98i/911

15 7 21

Adrián Fernández 20 1*

5 20 21 5 4 19 3 6 6 DNS

5 12 3 1

6th 140

Swift 010.c

4

2000

MIA LBH RIO MOT NAZ MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH CHI MDO ROA VAN LAG GAT HOU SRF FON

Reynard 2Ki Ford XF V8t Roberto Moreno 20 2 9 6 3 14 5 17 2 1* 13 23 6 11 4 10 25 3 11 19 2

3rd 147

Adrián Fernández 40 21 24 1 10 5 8 21 12 7 2 6 5 6 2 3 12 10 7 1* 5

2nd 158

2001

MTY LBH TXS NAZ MOT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH CHI MDO ROA VAN LAU ROC HOU LAG SRF FON

Reynard 01i Toyota
Toyota
RV8F V8t Townsend Bell 19

13 12

30th 1

Roberto Moreno 20 27 11 C2 12 10 15 3 2 8 11 12 20 6 11 1 23 13 22 22 22* 19 13th 76

Jimmy Vasser 40 6 5 C2 4 5 21 18 16 5 26 23 14 23 21 19 15 7 11 5 6 12 12th 77

2002

MTY LBH MOT MIL LAG POR CHI TOR CLE VAN MDO ROA MTL DEN ROC MIA SFR FON MXC

Reynard 02i Toyota
Toyota
RV8F V8t Townsend Bell 20 19 15 14 13 7 4 12 15 18

20th 19

Oriol Servià

14 10 16 16 11 4 17 16 5 9

16th 44

2003

STP MTY LBH BRH LAU MIL LAG POR CLE TOR VAN ROA MDO MTL DEN MIA MXC SFR

Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8t Oriol Servià 20 12 18 12 4 5 2 6 5 6 5 16 18 18 2 3 19 13 19

7th 108

^ Patrick Racing
Patrick Racing
used pieces of Reynard's 97i, 98i, and 99i chassis to create their own unique setup rather than the stock 99i. This setup became known as the "Franken-chassis." ^ The Firestone Firehawk 600
Firestone Firehawk 600
was canceled after qualifying due to excessive g-forces on the drivers.

Complete IRL IndyCar Series
IndyCar Series
results[edit] (key)

Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts Pos Pos

2004

HMS PHX MOT INDY TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MCH KTY PPIR NAZ CHI FON TXS

Dallara
Dallara
IR-04 Chevrolet
Chevrolet
Indy V8 Al Unser, Jr. 20

17 11 21

25th 44

Jeff Simmons (R)

19

29th 26

Jaques Lazier

21 17 18 15 8 14 18

22nd 104

Tomáš Enge
Tomáš Enge
(R)

16 13 27th 31

References[edit]

^ " GORDON KIRBY: IndyCar in the early eighties" Speed Cafe. Retrieved 2017-04-27. ^ a b Miller, Robin (December 20, 1991). "Rahal in, Patrick out as Indy-car team owner (part 1)". The Indianapolis Star. p. 49. Retrieved September 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ IndyCar Engine Woes have Deep Roots, More Front Wing, May 17, 2012, Retrieved 2013-01-18 ^ "Rahal to sign with Patrick Racing". The Indianapolis Star. September 4, 1991. p. 54. Retrieved September 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ "Sullivan talking to Galles-Kraco". The Indianapolis Star. September 5, 1991. p. 13. Retrieved September 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ Miller, Robin (December 20, 1991). "Rahal in, Patrick out as Indy-car team owner (part 2)". The Indianapolis Star. p. 50. Retrieved September 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ Miller, Robin (December 19, 1991). "Rahal buys into chance at Chevys (part 1)". The Indianapolis Star. p. 57. Retrieved September 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ Miller, Robin (December 19, 1991). "Rahal buys into chance at Chevys (part 2)". The Indianapolis Star. p. 63. Retrieved September 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 

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