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Born on this day (29th - April)

Cal Niday

1916 - 1988


Hugh Dibley

1937


Jerry Karl

1941 - 2008


Dale Earnhardt

1957 - 2001


Chad Little

1963


Marcel Albers

1967 - 1992


Ryan Sharp

1979



Died on this day (29th - April)

Baron Pierre de Crawhez

1874 - 1925


Theo Helfrich

1913 - 1978


Bob Akin

1936 - 2002


Rob Walker

1917 - 2002


Chuck Daigh

1923 - 2008



Adrián Fernández
Adrián Fernández
MEXICO

Born
20 / 4 / 1963

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.

CAREER

  • 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Best finish of 10th in six starts for Team Lowe’s Racing and Hendrick Motorsports
  • 2004 IRL IndyCar Series Debut season included three wins and fifth place in the championship in 16 starts
  • 1993 - 2003 CART Champ Car Eight wins, four pole positions and 21 podiums in 178 starts with a career-best finish of second in the championship standings
  • 1992 Indy Lights Rookie of the Year in American racing debut
  • 1990 - 1991 International Formula 3 Championship (México)
  • 1991 Formula 3 champion
  • 1989 RAC British Formula Ford 1600 Championship Fifth in the championship with six podium finishes
  • 1987 - 1988 British Formula Ford 1600 Championship Finished 11th in the 1988 championship while working as a mechanic and driving instructor at the historic Brands Hatch circuit to further his racing career
  • 1984 - 1986 Formula K Series (México) Earned Rookie of the Year honors and finished second in the championship
  • 1983 - 1984 Formula Vee Championship (México) Formula Vee champion both years
  • 1982 Formula Vee Class (México) Rookie of the Year and fourth in championship
  • 1981 Entered first auto race – the 24 Hours of México – at age 16
  • 1973 Began racing motocross at age eight