Fernández made his mark at the top levels of open-wheel competition in the CART and IndyCar Series, enjoying a 12-year career that made the Mexico City native a familiar name to racing fans worldwide. He added to his extensive resume in 2005, making his debut in the NASCAR Busch Series with six starts for Team Lowe’s Racing and Hendrick Motorsports.
Alongside his accomplishments on the race track, Fernández began carrying the dual moniker of owner/driver in 2000, when he teamed with motorsports veteran Tom Anderson to launch Fernández Racing. Today, Fernández Racing has grown to include Delphi Fernández Racing and Super Aguri Fernández Racing, both of which compete in the IndyCar Series with drivers Scott Sharp and Kosuke Matsuura respectively, in addition to the newly-formed Lowe’s-Fernández Racing team.
Fernández’s professional racing career spans over 20 years, and his achievements have garnered numerous awards including “Athlete of the Year” in Mexico, a nomination for Mexico’s National Sports Award (Premio Nacional del Deportes) for his career achievements in auto racing and recognition at the U.S. Premios Fox Sports Awards for his contributions to Latin American auto racing.
Adrián Fernández embarks on a new chapter of his racing career in 2006, partnering with Lowe’s – the world’s second-largest home improvement retailer – to contest a full season in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series under the Lowe’s Fernández Racing banner.