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Chassey at the 2014 Indianapolis 500.

Steve Chassey (born February 27, 1945 in Brockton, Massachusetts), is a former driver in the CART Championship Car series. He raced in 9 seasons (1981, 1983–1989, and 1992), with 44 career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 in 1983, 1987, and 1988. He finished in the top ten 4 times, with his best finish in 5th position in 1981 at Watkins Glen International. He raced his last Indy 500 in 1988 for Gary Trout Motorsports finishing 24th.

Chassey was also a regular competitor in the USAC Silver Crown Series championship, racing from 1975 to 1992. He was runner-up in the 1980 season, and had two career wins, at the 1984 Hoosier Hundred and 1988 Tony Bettenhausen 100[1][2]. After retiring from driving, he also worked for ESPN, commentating on Thursday night "Thunder" USAC events.[citation needed]

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American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

PPG Indycar SeriesEdit

(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 Rank Points
1981 Jet Engineering PHX
DNQ
MIL
24
ATL
23
MCH
20
RIV
15
MIL
15
MCH
12
WGL
5
MEX PHX
DNQ
20th 31
Alex Foods ATL
22
1982 Jet Engineering PHX
DNQ
ATL MIL CLE MCH MIL POC RIV ROA MCH PHX 0
1983 Gohr Racing ATL
17
INDY
11
MIL
19
CLE
22
MCH
10
ROA
6
POC
25
RIV
17
MDO MCH CPL
12
LAG
10
PHX
19
19th 17
1984 Gohr Racing LBH
DNQ
PHX
DNQ
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DNQ
POR MEA
DNQ
CLE
16
MCH
32
ROA
24
POC
22
MDO
28
SAN MCH
20
PHX
DNQ
LAG
16
CPL
DNQ
NC 0
1985 Gohr Racing LBH INDY
DNQ
MIL
DNS
POR
DNQ
MEA
20
CLE
DNS
MCH
12
ROA
26
POC
11
MDO
12
SAN MCH
14
LAG
15
PHX
11
MIA
DNQ
34th 6
1986 Gohr Racing PHX LBH INDY
DNQ
MIL
17
POR MEA CLE TOR MCH
28
POC MDO SAN NC 0
Arciero Racing MCH
17
ROA LAG PHX MIA
1987 United Oil LBH PHX INDY
25
MIL POR MEA CLE TOR MCH POC ROA MDO NAZ LAG MIA NC 0
1988 Gary Trout Motorsports PHX LBH INDY
24
MIL POR CLE TOR MEA MCH POC MDO ROA NAZ LAG MIA NC 0
1989 R. Kent Baker Racing PHX LBH INDY
DNQ
MIL DET POR CLE NC 0
Bettenhausen Motorsports MEA
28
TOR MCH
29
POC MDO ROA NAZ LAG
1990 D.B. Mann Motorsports PHX LBH INDY
DNQ
MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MCH DEN VAN MDO ROA NAZ LAG 0
1992 Euromotorsport SRF PHX LBH INDY DET POR MIL
22
NHA
19
TOR MCH
19
CLE ROA VAN MDO NAZ LAG NC 0

Indy 500 resultsEdit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1981 Eagle Chevrolet Failed to Qualify
1982 Rattlesnake Cosworth Practice Crash
1983 Eagle Chevrolet 19th 11th
1984 Eagle Chevrolet Qualifying Crash
1985 March Chevrolet Failed to Qualify even after setting one and four lap records for normally aspirated push rod V-8 engines
1986 March Buick Failed to Qualify
1987 March Cosworth 32nd 25th
1988 March Cosworth 26th 24th
1989 March Cosworth Failed to Qualify
1990 Lola Buick Practice Crash

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