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Cory Witherill (born December 17, 1971) is a Native American Navajo race car driver from Los Angeles in the Indy Racing League, Infiniti Pro Series, Indy Lights, and ARCA series. He made an incredible bump day run on a brand new engine to qualify for the 2001 Indianapolis 500, becoming the only full-blooded Native American to race in the Indy 500. He finished 19th. In 2002 and 2003, with the collapse of the IRL team he drove for, he went to the Infiniti Pro Series driving for Ron Hemelgarn Racing. In 2002, he had 8 podium finishes and 1 win at Nashville Superspeedway. He attempted to become the first full-blooded Native American in NASCAR.

Cory Witherill
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Cory Witherill Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2003
Born (1971-12-17) December 17, 1971 (age 47)
Los Angeles

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Personal lifeEdit

He currently lives in Santa Monica, with his wife Jennifer Khasnabis (former reporter for MotorWeek TV). Their first child, Graham Liston Witherill, was born in September 2009. In late 2017, the couple announced they were separating, and subsequently filed for divorce.

Career resultsEdit

CART PPG/Dayton Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
1998 Genoa Racing HMS LBH NAZ GAT MIL
13
DET POR CLE TOR MIS TRO VAN
15
LAG
12
FON
4
23rd 13
1999 HMS
15
LBH
14
NAZ
14
MIL
17
POR
19
CLE
16
TOR
11
MIS
17
DET
12
CMS
15
LAG
11
FON
4
18th 17
2000 LBH
19
MIL
13
DET
15
POR
15
MIS
11
CMS
14
MDO VAN LAG GAT
DNS
HOU FON
13
19th 2
2001 Indy Regency Racing MTY
9
LBH
7
TXS MIL
11
POR
7
KAN
6
TOR
11
MDO
8
GAT
10
ATL
10
LAG
11
FON
10
12th 44

IndyCar SeriesEdit

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2001 Indy Regency Racing G-Force Oldsmobile PHX HMS ATL
22
INDY
19
TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH KTY GTW CHI TXS 40th 19

Indianapolis 500Edit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2001 G-Force Oldsmobile 31 19 Indy Regency Racing

Infiniti Pro SeriesEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2002 Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports KAN
3
NSH
1*
MIS
DNS
KTY
3
GAT
11
CHI
13
TXS
2
4th 213
2003 HMS
12
PHX
9
INDY
2
PPR
12
KAN
5
NSH
6
MIS
15
GAT
2
KTY
2
CHI
6
FON
9
TXS
3
5th 336
2004 Hemelgarn Racing HMS PHX INDY
7
KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY PPR CHI
15
FON TXS 21st 41

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