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The Curb Agajanian Performance Group is a motorsports team, currently competing as a co-entrant in IndyCar and IMSA. It is owned by record executive Mike Curb and racing personality Cary Agajanian; son of the late J. C. Agajanian, an early California race promoter and race car owner. It has fielded an entry IndyCar entry or co-entry in various races since 2001. Curb also was involved with NASCAR in both the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup Series, owning Curb Racing from 1984–2011. Curb had several business partners in the NASCAR operation over the years, including Agajanian from 1998–2006.

CAPG has won two Indianapolis 500 races as a co-owner, in 2011 Dan Wheldon, and in 2016 with Alexander Rossi.

HistoryEdit

First partnership with Beck Motorsports (2001)Edit

For the 2001 season, the team partnered with Beck Motorsports and returned to full-time competition with veteran driver Billy Boat. Boat finished 2nd at Nashville Superspeedway and finished 4th in points.

2002Edit

Boat went on to form Agajanian/Boat Racing with Cary Agajanian in 2002 and captured the pole at Nashville and finished 13th in points.

2003Edit

In 2003 Agajanian joined forces with Sam Schmidt Motorsports at the Indy 500 to field a car for Richie Hearn who was knocked out by an accident.

Second partnership with Beck Motorsports (2004–2009)Edit

In 2004 CURB/Agajanian/Beck Motorsports came into being and P. J. Jones drove their entry in the Indy 500 to a 28th place DNF. In 2005, the team fielded a last-minute Indy 500 entry for rookie Arie Luyendyk Jr., however the car never handled properly and Luyendyk's best speed was easily bumped by Felipe Giaffone, leaving Luyendyk and the C/A/B team the only entry bumped from the field that year.

The team merged with Team Leader Motorsports to field 2 cars for the 2006 Indianapolis 500. The first team with driver PJ Jones was Beck Motorsports owned by Greg Beck which was founded in 1995. The second team driven by Stephan Gregoire was owned by Kent Baker which was founded in 1988. Both Baker and Beck had many years experience working with their own and various other Indy Car teams. They were joined by Cary Agajanian and Mike Curb of Curb Agajanian Motorsports. The two teams ended their partnership for 2007 with PJ Jones competing for Team Leader Motorsports.

The team made a surprise entry into the 2007 XM Satellite Radio Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and participated in it, the Kansas Speedway race and the Indy 500. Alex Barron drove in all 3 races and finished 15th in the Indy 500, 1 lap down.

The team made its 2008 debut at Twin Ring Motegi with Roger Yasukawa at the controls. Yasukawa also attempted to qualify the Curb Records car in the Indianapolis 500 as well but was bumped from the field.

In 2009, the team fielded a full-time IndyCar Series entry, beginning the season with NASCAR driver Stanton Barrett behind the wheel. Barrett and sports marketer Steve Sudler both joined as partners of the team and the new name was CURB/Agajanian/3G Racing (3 Guys Racing).[1] Jaques Lazier was brought on to replace Barrett at Texas Motor Speedway after the team went home after a practice crash the previous week at the Milwaukee Mile. Lazier drove the next three oval races and Richard Antinucci was brought in to drive the remaining road and street course races of the schedule. Barrett drove at Twin Ring Motegi, where he had sponsorship, and Lazier drove on all other remaining ovals.

2010Edit

For the 2010 Indianapolis 500, Curb Agajanian provided a co-entry for KV Racing Technology driver Mario Moraes.

2011Edit

For the 2011 Indianapolis 500, Curb Agajanian provided a co-entry for Bryan Herta Autosport driver and Dan Wheldon who went on to win the race, CAPG's first Indy 500 win.[2]

2016Edit

For the 2016 IndyCar Series, Curb Agajanian provided a co-entry for Andretti Herta Autosport driver Alexander Rossi. Alexander Rossi won the 2016 Indy 500 in this ride, the second Indy 500 win for CAPG.

Driver historyEdit

Curb-AgajanianEdit

CURB/Agajanian/BeckEdit

Team Leader MotorsportsEdit

CURB/Agajanian/3G RacingEdit

USACEdit

2012Edit

In 2012, Curb Agajanian became the first car owner to win all three USAC Championships in the same year (Silver Crown, Sprint Car and Midget).[2]

2013Edit

In 2013, Curb Agajanian again won all three USAC Championships in the same year (Silver Crown, Sprint Car and Midget).[2]

Indy Racing League/IndyCar ResultsEdit

(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
Curb-Agajanian-Beck Motorsports
2001 PHX HMS ATL INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH KTY GAT CHI TXS
Dallara IR-01 Oldsmobile Aurora V8   Billy Boat 98 5 13 14 9 5 4 18 9 2 6 6 12 12
Boat-Agajanian Racing
2002 HMS PHX FON NAZ INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MCH KTY GAT CHI TXS
Dallara IR-02 Chevrolet Indy V8   Billy Boat 98 16 8 18 8 18 7 14 22 9 14 14 19 23 19 24
Sam Schmidt Motorsports
2003 HMS PHX MOT INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MCH GAT KTY NAZ CHI FON TXS
G-Force Toyota   Richie Hearn 99 28
Curb-Agajanian-Beck Motorsports
2004 HMS PHX MOT INDY TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MCH KTY PPIR NAZ CHI FON TXS
Dallara IR-04 Chevrolet Indy V8   P. J. Jones 98 28
2005 HMS PHX STP MOT INDY TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MCH KTY PPIR SNM CHI WGL FON
Dallara IR-05 Chevrolet Indy V8   Arie Luyendyk Jr. (R) 98 DNQ
Team Leader Motorsports
2006 HMS STP MOT INDY WGL TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MCH KTY SNM CHI
Panoz Honda HI6R V8   Stéphan Grégoire 98 29
  P. J. Jones 99 19
Curb-Agajanian-Beck Motorsports
2007 HMS STP MOT KAN INDY MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO MCH KTY SNM DET CHI
Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8   Alex Barron 98 19 16 15
2008 HMS STP MOT LBH KAN INDY MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO EDM KTY SNM DET CHI SRF1
Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8   Roger Yasukawa 77 14
99 DNQ
CURB/Agaganian/3G Racing
2009 STP LBH KAN INDY MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL TOR EDM KTY MDO SNM CHI MOT HMS
Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8   Stanton Barrett (R) 98 12 17 17 DNQ DNS 19
  Jaques Lazier 18 13 20 23 19 23
  Richard Antinucci (R) 19 21 22 18 15
KV Racing Technology
2010 SAO STP ALA LBH KAN INDY TXS IOW WGL TOR EDM MDO SNM CHI KTY MOT HMS
QL 500
Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8   Mario Moraes 32 13 31
Bryan Herta Autosport
2011 STP ALA LBH SAO INDY TXS MIL IOW TOR EDM MDO NHA SNM BAL MOT KTY LSV
QL 500 R1 R2
Dallara IR-05 Honda HI7R V8   Dan Wheldon 98 6 1
Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian
2016 STP PHX LBH ALA IGP INDY DET ROA IOW TOR MDO POC TEX WGL SNM
QL 500
Dallara DW-12 Honda   Alexander Rossi (R) 98 11 1

See alsoEdit

Curb Racing – Curb's former NASCAR team, partly owned by Agajanian for 12 years.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cavin, Curt. Meira joins Foyt's team, Indianapolis Star, September 26, 2008
  2. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2019-07-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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