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Jimmy Kite (born February 18, 1976 in Effingham, Illinois) is a retired American race car driver. He debuted in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series in 1997 and has competed in 34 IndyCar races, including five Indianapolis 500s. In 2005, he intended to compete in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and he made four starts before being called to replace the injured Paul Dana for Hemelgarn Racing in the IRL, where he completed the season after the Indy 500.

Jimmy Kite
Jimmy Kite 2008 Indy 500 Bump Day.jpg
Jimmy Kite at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2008.
NationalityAmerican
Born (1976-02-18) February 18, 1976 (age 43)
Effingham, Illinois
IRL IndyCar Series
Years active1997–2003, 2005, 2007
Former teamsTeam Scandia
Sinden Racing
McCormack Motorsports
Blueprint Racing
Sam Schmidt Motorsports
PDM Racing
Hemelgarn Racing
Starts34
Wins0
Poles0
Best finish22nd in 2005
Previous series
2007
2005

1994-1995, 1997, 1999-2001, 2002-2003, 2005
Indy Lights
Craftsman Truck Series
USAC Silver Crown Series
Awards
1997USAC Sliver Crown Rookie of the Year

Largely out of racing since the end of the 2005 season, Kite founded JK Hobby World in November 2006. He failed in his attempt to qualify for the 2007 Indianapolis 500 in the PDM Racing #18 Panoz and failed to secure a ride for the 2008 race.

Contents

Motorsports career resultsEdit

American open-wheelEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

IndyCarEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1996-1997 Scandia NHM LVS WDW PHX INDY TXS PPIR
Ret
CLT
Ret
NH2
Ret
LV2
6
27th 76
1998 Scandia WDW
Ret
PHX
18
INDY
11
TXS NHM DOV CLT
Ret
PPIR ATL TX2 LVS 31st 52
1999 McCormack WDW PHX INDY
Ret
TXS
Ret
PPIR
15
ATL
9
DOV
Ret
PPIR
8
LVS TX2 24th 86
2000 Blueprint WDW PHX
Ret
LSV
16
INDY
Ret
TXS
Ret
PPIR
Ret
ATL
12
KTY
Ret
TX2
Ret
24th 79
2001 McCormack PHX HMS ATL INDY
DNQ
TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH KTY STL CHI TX2 NC -
2002 Schmidt HMS PHX FON NAZ INDY
Rpl
TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MCH KTY GAT CHI TX2 NC -
2003 PDM HMS PHX MOT INDY
13
TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MCH STK KTY NAZ CHI FON TX2 32nd 17
2005 Hemelgarn HMS PHX STP MOT INDY
Ret
TXS
Ret
RIR
13
KAN
19
NSH
13
MIL
14
MCH
13
KTY
10
PPIR
17
SNM CHI
18
WGL FON
13
22nd 163
2007 PDM HMS STP MOT KAN INDY
DNQ
MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO MCH KTY SNM DET CHI NC -
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
9 7 34 0 0 0 4 0 0
 
Practicing for the 2007 Indianapolis 500

Indy 500 resultsEdit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1998 Dallara Oldsmobile 26th 11th Scandia
1999 G-Force Oldsmobile 28th 24th McCormack
2000 G-Force Oldsmobile 25th 30th Blueprint
2001 G-Force Oldsmobile Failed to Qualify McCormack
2002 Dallara Chevrolet Raced by Mark Dismore Schmidt
2003 Dallara Chevrolet 32nd 13th PDM
2005 Dallara Toyota 32nd 32nd Hemelgarn
2007 Panoz Honda Failed to Qualify PDM

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