Dennis Vitolo

Dennis Vitolo (born December 18, 1956) is an American former race driver who competed in the CART series. He raced in the 1988 and 1991-1999 seasons with 36 career starts, including the 1994 Indianapolis 500. He was involved in a crash in that race, taking out reigning CART champion Nigel Mansell in an incident that occurred under caution. The field had slowed and Vitolo ran into the rear of Mansell's car on the warm-up lane between turns 1 and 2.[1] He also raced in the 1997 Indianapolis 500, which by then had become part of the Indy Racing League. His best career CART finish was 7th, in the U.S. 500 at Michigan International Speedway.

Dennis Vitolo
NationalityAmerican
Born (1956-12-18) December 18, 1956 (age 64)
Massapequa, New York, U.S.
Retired1999
CART World Series
Years active1988–1989, 1991–1999
TeamsBettenhausen Racing
Dale Coyne Racing
Walker Racing
Dick Simon Racing
Pagan Racing
Project Indy
Payton/Coyne Racing
Starts36
Wins0
Poles0
Best finish25th in 1997
Previous series
1997Indy Racing League

Racing recordEdit

American Open Wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

CARTEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Rank Points
1988 Bettenhausen Racing PHX LBH INDY MIL POR CLE TOR MEA MIS POC MDO ROA NZR LS MIA
11
33rd 2
1989 Bettenhausen Racing PHX LBH INDY MIL DET
DNQ
POR CLE MEA TOR MIS POC MDO
DNQ
ROA NZR LS NC -
1991 Dale Coyne Racing SRF
24
LBH
26
PHX INDY MIL DET
20
POR CLE MEA TOR MIS DEN VAN MDO ROA NZR
14
LS 37th 0
1992 Dale Coyne Racing SRF PHX
21
LBH INDY DET POR MIL NHM
14
TOR MIS CLE ROA VAN NZR
20
LS
17
42nd 0
Walker Motorsport MDO
DNS
1993 Dale Coyne Racing SRF PHX LBH INDY MIL DET
DNQ
POR CLE TOR MIS NHM ROA VAN MDO NZR LS NC -
1994 Dick Simon Racing SRF PHX LBH INDY
26
MIL DET POR CLE TOR MIS MDO NHM VAN ROA NZR LS 53rd 0
1995 Pagan Racing MIA
18
SRF PHX LBH NZR INDY MIL DET POR ROA TOR CLE MIS MDO NHM VAN LS 41st 0
1996 Project Indy MIA RIO SRF LBH
17
NZR 500 MIL DET POR CLE TOR MIS MDO ROA VAN LS 38th 0
1997 Project Indy MIA
23
SRF LBH
Wth
NZR
DNQ
RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE VAN
27
LS
20
25th 6
Payton/Coyne Racing TOR
28
MIS
7
MDO ROA FON
16
1998 Payton/Coyne Racing MIA
25
MOT LBH NZR
25
RIO GAT
25
MIL
DNQ
DET
28
POR
18
CLE
24
TOR MIS
26
MDO ROA VAN
17
LS
26
HOU
19
SRF
DNS
FON
25
33rd 0
1999 Payton/Coyne Racing MIA
16
MOT LBH NZR
Wth
RIO GAT
24
MIL
22
POR CLE ROA TOR
18
MIS
11
DET MDO CHI
15
VAN LS HOU SRF FON
15
30th 2

Indy Racing LeagueEdit

Year Team Chassis No. Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
1996-97 Beck Motorsports Dallara IR7 54 Infiniti NHM LVS WDW PHX INDY
15
TXS PPIR CHR NH2 LV2 45th 20

Indianapolis 500Edit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1994 Lola T93/00 Ford XB 15 26 Dick Simon Racing
1997 Dallara Infiniti 28 15 Beck Motorsports

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