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PacWest Racing was a Champ Car racing team owned by Bruce McCaw founded in 1993.

The team's first full-time season was the next year, 1994, with drivers Dominic Dobson and future Indy Racing League co-champion Scott Sharp. In 1995, the team switched to former Formula One driver Maurício Gugelmin and a fading Danny Sullivan, who would be replaced late in the season by Juan Manuel Fangio II after an injury. In 1996, Mark Blundell took over Fangio's seat.

1997 became PacWest's breakout year, with the team taking four wins - three from Blundell and Gugelmin's sole CART victory at Vancouver. The team was since considered a major team, and was figured to be in contention for the championship in 1998.

The next three years, however, turned out to be a disappointment. 2001 saw Blundell, who retired after the previous season's end, replaced with 2000 Indy Lights Champion Scott Dixon, who earned PacWest's final victory at Nazareth, in which Dixon's teammate Gugelmin withdrew after the death of his son.

2002 was PacWest's final year, in which the troubled team could only obtain associate sponsorship from NTN. The team started four races with Dixon and Oriol Servia. After the third race, Dixon left the team to join Chip Ganassi Racing, and Servia started one more race before McCaw closed the organization.

The team was purchased by Kevin Kalkhoven and Craig Pollock to form PK Racing. The team operated as KV Racing Technology from 2003 until the end of the 2016 season.

The PacWest team's two cars were the cars used by main characters Jimmy Bly (#18) and Joe Tanto (#17) in the 2001 action movie Driven.

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Past driversEdit

Racing resultsEdit

Complete CART FedEx Championship Series resultsEdit

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

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Pts Pos Pts
1993 SFR PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH NHA ROA VAN MDO NAZ LAG
Galmer G92B Chevrolet 265A V8t G   Dominic Dobson 17 14 DNQ 39th 0
Chevrolet 265C V8t 18
1994 SFR PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO NHA VAN ROA NAZ LAG
Lola T94/00 Ford XB V8t G   Dominic Dobson 17 12 24 17 29 13 25 17 25 11 3 15 6 19 11 19 10 18th 30
  Scott Sharp 71 11 9 28 16 12 13 18 24 16 12 11 24 12 10 15 21 21st 14
1995 MIA SFR PHX LBH NAZ INDY MIL DET POR ROA TOR CLE MCH MDO NHA VAN LAG
Reynard 95i Ford XB V8t G   Danny Sullivan 17 9 5 27 10 18 9 17 12 22 25 18 5 16 19th 32
  Juan Manuel Fangio II 7 15 28 13 24th 6
  Maurício Gugelmin 18 2 4 13 5 17 6* 14 15 7 24 12 23 11 6 11 20 3 10th 80
1996 MIA RIO SFR LBH NAZ 500 MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG
Reynard 96i Ford XB V8t G   Maurício Gugelmin 17 26 25 4 15 15 2 15 16 16 21 12 3 26 21 24 5 14th 53
  Mark Blundell 21 17 27 5 22 5 8 11 11 6 10 20 12 24 16th 41
  Teo Fabi 18 16 Wth 36th 0
1997 MIA SFR LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG FON
Reynard 97i Mercedes-Benz IC108D V8t F   Maurício Gugelmin 17 6 17 2 9 22 6 5 16 6* 15 6 6 7 2 1 9 4 4th 132
  Mark Blundell 18 14 8 13 19 8 24 12 17 1 9 1* 2 26 16* 7 2 1 6th 115
1998 MIA MOT LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG HOU SFR FON
Reynard 97i
Reynard 98i
Mercedes-Benz IC108D V8t
Mercedes-Benz IC108E V8t
F   Maurício Gugelmin 17 10 20 10 17 9 16 21 19 7 20 12 13 4* 19 6 27 18 12 5 15th 49
  Mark Blundell 18 12 10 7 20 11 10 12 22 22 10 26 17 19 7 12 25 14 11 6 18th 36
1999 MIA MOT LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL POR CLE ROA TOR MCH DET MDO CHI VAN LAG HOU SRF FON
Reynard 99i Mercedes-Benz IC108E V8t F   Maurício Gugelmin 17 11 7 14 18 22 18 8 25 21 12 14 22 24 20 19 4 11 6 26 6 16th 44
  Mark Blundell 18 8 24 13 17 10 13 21 19 12 24 19 16 23rd 9
  Roberto Moreno 11 4 12 7 8 19 4 19 14th 58
2000 MIA LBH RIO MOT NAZ MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH CHI MDO ROA VAN LAG GAT HOU SRF FON
Reynard 2Ki Mercedes-Benz IC108F V8t F   Maurício Gugelmin 17 16 10 21 22 2 11 16 19 10 15 13 7 20 17 21 7 19 23 10 17 17th 39
  Mark Blundell 18 13 8 7 19 17 17 11 20 12 22 19 23 14 11 25 13 23 20 11 15 21st 18
2001 MTY LBH TEX NAZ MOT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH CHI MDO ROA VAN LAU ROC HOU LAG SRF FON
Reynard 01i Toyota RV8F V8t F   Maurício Gugelmin 17 15 22 C 12 10 10 20 10 7 15 22 14 23 15 16 20 20 16 24 20 24th 17
  Scott Dixon 18 13 19 C 1 9 3 22 7 20 5 10 4 12 4 13 9 22 18 4 15 17 8th 98
2002 MTY LBH MOT MIL LAG POR CHI TOR CLE VAN MDO ROA MTL DEN ROC MIA SFR FON MXC
Lola B2/00 Toyota RV8F V8t B   Scott Dixon 7 6 18 9 13th 97
  Oriol Servià 17 10 11 6 Wth 16th 44

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