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Jon Beekhuis (/ˌjɒn ˈbkəs/; born March 31, 1960) is an American former race car driver. Beekhuis was born in Zurich, Switzerland while his American father was studying at ETH Zurich, and grew up in California.[1] The 1988 ARS (Indy Lights) champion, Beekhuis drove in 14 CART from 1989 to 1992. He, however, never drove in the Indianapolis 500. His best finish was an 8th at the 1990 Michigan 500. He later became a pit reporter for ESPN and then SPEED/CBS coverage of CART & Champ Car races.

Beekhuis moved to the booth as Champ Car television's lead analyst in 2007. In 2008 he was the pit reporter for select IndyCar Series races in Edmonton and Surfer's Paradise.

Since 2009, he has worked in varying capacities for NBC Sports Network's (formerly Versus) broadcast of the IndyCar Series, currently serving as a pit reporter alongside Robin Miller, Kevin Lee, and Kelli Stavast.

In 2015, ESPN announced that Beekhuis would return to work for ESPN & ABC and their coverage of five IndyCar races, including the Indianapolis 500.

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Racing recordEdit

American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1988 Enterprise Racing  
PHX
16
 
MIL
4
 
POR
3
 
CLE
4
 
TOR
4
 
MWL
1
 
POC
12
 
MDO
1
 
ROA
2
 
NAZ
5
 
LAG
2
 
MIA
5
1st 147

CARTEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1989 Bettenhausen Racing  
PHX
 
LBH
 
INDY
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
CLE
 
MEA
 
TOR
13
 
MIS
 
POC
 
MDO
 
ROA
Ret
 
NAZ
 
LS
Ret
36th 0
1990 P. I. G. Racing  
PHX
 
LBH
16
 
INDY
 
MIL
 
DET
Ret
 
POR
 
CLE
 
MEA
 
TOR
Ret
 
DEN
Ret
 
VAN
Ret
 
MDO
Ret
 
ROA
11
 
NAZ
 
LS
Ret
21st 7
Gohr Racing  
MIS
8
1991 Walker Motorsport  
SRF
 
LBH
 
PHX
 
INDY
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
CLE
 
MEA
 
TOR
 
MIS
DNS
 
DEN
 
VAN
 
MDO
 
ROA
 
NAZ
 
LS
NC
1992 A.J. Foyt Enterprises  
SRF
 
PHX
 
LBH
 
INDY
 
DET
 
POR
 
MIL
 
NHA
 
TOR
Ret
47th 0
Walker Motorsport  
MIS
Ret
 
CLE
 
ROA
 
VAN
 
MDO
 
NAZ
 
LS

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Part 1 with Jon Beekhuis (:50-1:10)". YouTube. Humans of Racing. Retrieved 1 June 2019.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Didier Theys
American Racing Series Champion
1988
Succeeded by
Mike Groff