Scott Goodyear

Scott Goodyear

20/12/1959

Race car driver from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Goodyear ran the IndyCar, IRL and Champ Car series during his career from 1987, winning two races. Goodyear qualified for eleven straight Indianapolis 500 races from 1990 to 2000. After starting last (33rd) in the 1992 race he finished 2nd by 0.043 of a second. He should easily have won the 1995 race but after leading forty-two laps, while leading on lap 190 under a yellow caution flag, Goodyear mistakenly passed the Pace Car on restart and was penalized to fourteenth place. Goodyear finished second again in 1997 after being passed by Arie Luyendyk on the backstraight at lap 194. He drove in a couple Champ Car races for Walker Racing in 1996 before a practice accident at the Emerson Fittipaldi Speedway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil sidelined him for most of season. In 1997 he moved to the IRL and in 1998 moved to Panther Racing where he stayed for three seasons. He retired from racing following a crash with Sarah Fisher in the 2001 '500 and became a commentator for ABC and ESPN's coverage of the IRL with Paul Page and later Todd Harris, of "World's Strongest Man" and extreme sports fame.

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