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Oliver Askew (born December 12, 1996) is an American race car driver.[1]

Oliver Askew
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1996-12-12) December 12, 1996 (age 22)
Jupiter, Florida
Indy Lights career
Debut season2019
Current teamAndretti Autosport
Car no.28
Previous series
2018
2017
2015
Pro Mazda Championship
U.S. F2000 National Championship
Formula Masters China
Championship titles
2017U.S. F2000 National Championship
Awards
2016Team USA Scholarship

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Personal lifeEdit

Oliver Askew was born in Melbourne, FL and raised in Jupiter. Askew is of Swedish descent. [2]

Racing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Askew began karting at the age of 8 in Jupiter. In 2016, Askew was selected as a Team USA Scholarship recipient. This enabled him to compete in the Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy. In the Walter Hayes Trophy, Askew won his heat and finished second in the final. Later in 2016, he won the $200,000 2016 Mazda Road to Indy Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to compete in the 2017 USF2000 championship. [3]

USF2000Edit

Askew won the 2017 USF2000 championship. The win earned him a $400,000 scholarship from Mazda to race in the 2018 Pro Mazda series, the middle step on the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system to IndyCar racing.[4] In May 2017, Askew joined the Rising Star Racing program which attempts to aid young American open-wheel drivers advance in their careers.[5]

Pro MazdaEdit

In February 2018, Askew signed with Cape Motorsports to drive in the 2018 Pro Mazda series.[6] Askew scored his first Pro Mazda victory in Race 1 at Portland.[7] He finished the 2018 season third in the Pro Mazda championship.

Indy LightsEdit

In September 2018, Askew partook in the Chris Griffis Memorial Test with Andretti Autosport.[8] In February 2019, Andretti confirmed Askew would race with them in the forthcoming championship.[9]

IndyCarEdit

In July 2019, Askew joined the Portland test with Chip Ganassi Racing.[10]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2015 Formula Masters China Absolute Racing 6 0 0 0 2 34 10th
2017 U.S. F2000 National Championship Cape Motorsports 14 7 7 8 11 351 1st
2018 Pro Mazda Championship 16 1 3 2 5 303 3rd
2019 Indy Lights Andretti Autosport 13 6 6 4 11 349 1st*

* Season still in progress.

U.S. F2000 National ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2017 Cape Motorsports STP
2
STP
1
BAR
1
BAR
1
IMS
1
IMS
1
ROA
17
ROA
3
IOW
1
TOR
2
TOR
12
MDO
1
MDO
4
WGL
2
1st 351

Pro Mazda ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2018 Cape Motorsports STP
5
STP
6
BAR
7
BAR
12
IMS
2
IMS
4
LOR
6
ROA
9
ROA
8
TOR
4
TOR
2
MOH
6
MOH
3
GMP
5
POR
1
POR
3
3rd 303

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2019 Andretti Autosport STP
3
STP
10
COA
1
COA
1
IMS
2
IMS
3
INDY
1
RDA
5
RDA
3
TOR
2
TOR
1
MDO
1
MDO
1
GTW POR POR LAG LAG 1st* 349*

* Season still in progress

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oliver Askew". indycar.com. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "10 Questions with Oliver Askew – Motorsports Tribune" "Motorsports Tribune"
  3. ^ "MRTI: Oliver Askew’s two-month, two-scholarship wild ride" NBCSports.com
  4. ^ "Askew wraps USF2000 title as VeeKay wins Watkins Glen finale" "NBC Sports"
  5. ^ "Oliver Askew formally confirmed on Rising Star Racing program" NBC Sports
  6. ^ "Oliver Askew says staying with Cape Motorsports for Pro Mazda “a no-brainer”" Formula Scout
  7. ^ "Askew wins, VeeKay takes Pro Mazda title in Portland Race 1" Racer.com
  8. ^ "Askew leads Indy Lights as Chris Griffis Test concludes". September 23, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  9. ^ "ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT ADDS ASKEW TO INDY LIGHTS ROSTER". February 11, 2019. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  10. ^ Miller, Robin (July 27, 2019). "Askew set for Ganassi IndyCar test". RACER. Retrieved July 27, 2019.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Anthony Martin
U.S. F2000 National Championship
Champion

2017
Succeeded by
Kyle Kirkwood