Michel Jourdain Jr.

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Michel Jourdain Jr. (born September 2, 1976) is a Mexican race car driver, best known for winning two Champ Car races in 2003.

Michel Jourdain, Jr.
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Michel Jourdain 2002 in Rockingham
NationalityMexican
Born (1976-09-02) 2 September 1976 (age 44)
Mexico City, Mexico
IndyCar Series career
4 races run over 3 years
Best finish20th (1996)
First race1996 Dura Lube 200 (Phoenix)
Last race2012 Indianapolis 500 (Indy)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 1 0
Champ Car career
152 races run over 9 years
Best finish3rd (2003)
First race1996 Grand Prix of Long Beach (Long Beach)
Last race2004 Gran Premio de Mexico (Mexico City)
First win2003 Milwaukee Mile Centennial 250 (Milwaukee)
Last win2003 Molson Indy Montreal (Montreal)
Wins Podiums Poles
2 9 1
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
26 races run over 4 years
Best finish37th (2005)
First race2005 Hershey's Take 5 300 (Daytona)
Last race2008 Corona México 200 (Mexico City)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
7 races run over 1 year
Best finish39th (2006)
First race2006 Sam's Town 400 (Texas)
Last race2006 Ford 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of June 13, 2012.

Formula racingEdit

Jourdain started racing cars in the Mexican Formula Junior series at the age of 12. He then moved to the Mexican Formula K and Formula 2 series.

In 1996, Jourdain ran several races in the Indy Racing League (IRL) and the CART (now Champ Car) series, including the Indy 500. At the age of 19, he became one of the youngest drivers to race in both Champ Car and the Indy 500. Jourdain raced full-time in Champ Car from 1997–2004. In his early years, he was largely considered a back marker; however, after joining the Rahal team in 2002, he became a championship contender. Jourdain ended his Champ Car career in 2004 with 1 pole, 2 wins, and 9 podium (top three) finishes.

NASCAREdit

Jourdain was supported by Mexican sponsors throughout his years in Champ Car. After losing his sponsorship following the 2004 season, Jourdain looked to the NASCAR Busch Series. At the time, NASCAR was trying to expand its fan base among Mexicans and Hispanic Americans.

Jourdain made 18 starts driving the number 10 ppc Racing Ford in 2005. He was able to notch one top ten finish, however in July ppc Racing announced that the team could not continue with a full season due to insufficient sponsorship. He ran two races later in the season for Keith Barnwell. Michel drove in his home race in Mexico City at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez as well as two more races in the #15 in 2006 for Jill Burgdoff as well as 7 Craftsman Truck Series races in the Roush Racing #50 truck.

WTCCEdit

In 2007 Jourdain competed in the FIA World Touring Car Championship for SEAT Sport. A troubled season saw him finish the year down in 18th place on points. Later in the year he was signed to drive in the A1GP series for A1 Team Mexico, returning to open-wheel racing for the first time since his Champ Car days.

In 2010, he returned to NASCAR for the Nationwide Series race at Road America when he practiced the #98 for Paul Menard since he was away racing at Infineon. Jourdain also competed in the P-WRC class of the 2010 Rally Mexico where he finished 7th in class.

RallyEdit

 
Jourdain, 2nd place in Carrera Panamericana 2010

During the 2003 Baja 1000 Jourdain, supported by girlfriend Ana Paola Romo, raced a SCORE Baja Challenge class vehicle finishing 6th in their class with a time of 31:01.31[1]

In October 2010 Jourdain and his co-driver Miguel Ángel Diez got the second overall in La Carrera Panamericana in a Studebaker 1953, just 12.9 seconds behind from Harri Rovanperä.

The 2010 and 2011 World Rally seasons saw him start eight rallies with a best finish of 14th in the 2011 Rally México.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

American open-wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

IndyCar SeriesEdit

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
1996 Team Scandia Lola T95/00 Ford XB WDW PHX
20
INDY
13
20th 74
1996–97 Lola T94/00 NHM LVS
2
WDW PHX INDY TXS PPIR CLT NHM LVS 36th 33
2012 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP ALA LBH SAO INDY
19
DET TXS MIL IOW TOR EDM MDO SNM BAL FON 32nd 16
2013 STP ALA LBH SAO INDY
DNQ
DET DET TXS MIL IOW POC TOR TOR MDO SNM BAL HOU HOU FON NC 0

Indianapolis 500Edit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1996 Lola Cosworth-Ford 8 13 Team Scandia
2012 Dallara Honda 22 19 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
2013 Dallara Honda DNQ Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

CART/Champ CarEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Rank Points
1996 Dick Simon Racing MIA RIO SRF LBH
23
NAZ 500 MIL
23
DET
DNQ
POR
22
CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN
16
LAG
26
37th 0
1997 Payton Coyne Racing MIA
18
SRF
18
LBH
17
NAZ
20
RIO
17
GAT
16
MIL
27
DET
22
POR
12
CLE
18
TOR
13
MCH
13
MDO
18
ROA
20
VAN
21
LAG
22
FON
18
29th 1
1998 Payton Coyne Racing MIA
28
MOT
22
LBH
27
NAZ
12
RIO
24
GAT
17
MIL
15
DET
13
POR
19
CLE
26
TOR
18
MCH
18
MDO
28
ROA
14
VAN
10
LAG
24
HOU
25
SRF
26
FON
12
24th 5
1999 Payton Coyne Racing MIA
18
MOT
18
LBH
18
NAZ
16
RIO
16
GAT
20
MIL
16
POR
20
CLE
27
ROA
7
TOR
21
MCH
21
DET
21
MDO
26
CHI
18
VAN
17
LAG
20
HOU
18
SRF
12
FON
13
25th 7
2000 Bettenhausen Racing MIA
14
LBH
11
RIO
15
MOT
12
NAZ
18
MIL
18
DET
8
POR
23
CLE
22
TOR
19
MCH
15
CHI
11
MDO
15
ROA
18
VAN
23
LAG
24
GAT
16
HOU
18
SRF
7
FON
11
22nd 18
2001 Bettenhausen Racing MTY
17
LBH
13
NAZ
13
MOT
11
MIL
13
DET
25
POR
15
CLE
25
TOR
16
MCH
3
CHI
23
MDO
17
ROA
17
VAN
6
LAU
17
ROC
19
HOU
25
LAG
23
SRF
7
FON
16
20th 30
2002 Team Rahal MTY
4
LBH
4
MOT
5
MIL
5
LAG
9
POR
6
CHI
10
TOR
12
CLE
9
VAN
4
MDO
11
ROA
9
MTL
6
DEN
9
ROC
11
MIA
6
SRF
10
FON
13
MXC
13
10th 105
2003 Team Rahal STP
2
MTY
2
LBH
15*
BRH
6
LAU
3
MIL
1*
LAG
4
POR
12
CLE
7
TOR
2
VAN
4
ROA
16
MDO
4
MTL
1
DEN
6
MIA
7
MXC
4
SRF
4
3rd 195
2004 RuSPORT LBH
11
MTY
11
MIL
3
POR
14
CLE
15
TOR
15
VAN
2
ROA
9
DEN
14
MTL
6
LAG
4
LSV
11
SRF
17
MXC
9
12th 185^
  • ^ New points system implemented in 2004.

Complete World Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2007 SEAT Sport SEAT León BRA
1

12
BRA
2

15
NED
1

15
NED
2

16
ESP
1

6
ESP
2

9
FRA
1

12
FRA
2

Ret
CZE
1

11
CZE
2

13
POR
1

12
POR
2

9
SWE
1

Ret
SWE
2

12
GER
1

12
GER
2

9
GBR
1

19
GBR
2

13
ITA
1

14
ITA
2

13
MAC
1
MAC
2
18th 3

Complete A1 Grand Prix resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2007–08 A1 Team Mexico NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CZE
SPR

13
CZE
FEA

22
MYS
SPR

20
MYS
FEA

11
ZHU
SPR
ZHU
FEA
NZL
SPR
NZL
FEA
AUS
SPR
AUS
FEA
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
SHA
SPR
SHA
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
16th 22

WRC resultsEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points
2010 Michel Jourdain Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX SWE MEX
19
JOR TUR NC 0
Nextel-Televisa Deportes WRT NZL
Ret
POR BUL FIN
60
JPN
Ret
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X GER
Ret
FRA
38
ESP GBR
26
2011 Michel Jourdain Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX SWE MEX
14
POR JOR ITA ARG GRE FIN GER AUS FRA ESP GBR NC 0

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nationwide SeriesEdit

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts
2005 ppc Racing 10 Ford DAY
25
CAL
25
MXC
37
LVS
40
ATL
10
NSH
22
BRI
32
TEX
20
PHO
37
TAL
30
DAR
41
RCH
21
CLT
15
DOV
41
NSH
40
KEN
23
MLW
30
DAY
39
CHI
DNQ
NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI 37th 1517
15 CAL
25
RCH DOV KAN
30
CLT
DNQ
MEM TEX PHO HOM
2006 DAY CAL MXC
38
LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN
18
MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN
39
MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 91st 214
2007 Roush Fenway Racing 17 Ford DAY CAL MXC
25
LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV
16
GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 107th 203
2008 Braun Racing 32 Toyota DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC
36
TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 134th 55
2011 Roush Fenway Racing 16 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW CLT CHI MCH ROA DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN CGV
QL
BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM NA 0
- Qualified for Trevor Bayne·

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCTC Pts
2006 Roush Racing 50 Ford DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY CLT MFD
DNQ
DOV TEX
13
MCH MLW
DNQ
KAN
32
KEN
26
MEM IRP
19
NSH BRI NHA LVS
30
TAL MAR ATL TEX
24
PHO HOM
31
39th 616

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