JR Hildebrand
JR  Hildebrand
CFH Racing
JR Hildebrand
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Jan 3, 1988
6 USA Road To Indy Graduate
Sausalito, CA

JR Hildebrand's passion for open-wheel racing outweighed his post-secondary educational pursuits.

Hildebrand, who graduated from Redwood High School in Corte Madera, Calif., was a member of the California Scholarship Federation and was a National Merit Scholar. He passed on an opportunity to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to pursue a career in motorsports.

Hildebrand quickly moved from karting to the Cooper Tires Formula Ford 2000 title, the Atlantic Championship and then to Firestone Indy Lights. He earned his first career victory at Kansas Speedway in 2008 in his second start on an oval track. The following year, he dominated the championship, capturing four victories and six poles en route to the series title.

In 2010, he made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing at Mid-Ohio and later in the season competed at Sonoma Raceway. In 2011, he finished as runner-up in the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie driving for Panther Racing.

Hildebrand played varsity baseball in high school and enjoys cycling near his home in Colorado. He maintains a rooting interest in the San Francisco Giants and 49ers.
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 1 0 2
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 7 0 0 1 1 4 4
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 15 0 0 2 6 60 12
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 2 5 12 14
2010 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 44 0 0 5 14 76 34
2009 Indy Lights 15 4 6 11 12 241 13
2008 Indy Lights 16 1 0 8 12 47 14
2007 Indy Lights 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

* Under INDYCAR sanction

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish

CFH Racing

Led by co-owners Ed Carpenter, Sarah Fisher and Wink Hartman, CFH Racing was formed in August 2014 by the integration of Ed Carpenter Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.

In 2014, Ed Carpenter Racing won three races (Long Beach and Toronto with Mike Conway driving and Texas with Carpenter at the wheel). Josef Newgarden, the 2011 Indy Lights champion, drove the SFH Racing car to front-row starting positions at Texas, Mid-Ohio, Sonoma and Fontana and placed second in the Iowa event in the No. 67 entry. He also finished second at Baltimore in 2013. Luca Filippi will drive the road and street course races in the No. 20 car for 2015.

First Start
August 8, 2010

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2014
    • Competed in the 98th Indianapolis 500 for Ed Carpenter Racing, starting ninth and finishing 10th.
  • 2013
    • Competed in seven races for Panther Racing and Barracuda Racing.
    • Recorded best finish of fifth at Long Beach and best qualifying effort of 10th at Indianapolis.
  • 2012
    • Finished 11th in IndyCar Series standings for Panther Racing.
    • Posted a high qualifying position of fifth at Barber.
    • Recorded six top-10 finishes, with a best of fifth at Long Beach and Texas.
  • 2011
    • Finished 14th in IndyCar Series standings for Panther Racing.
    • Finished Runner-up in Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings.
    • Recorded five top-10 finishes, with a best of second in the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500.
    • Voted Chase Rookie of the Year for 2011 Indianapolis 500.
  • 2010
    • Competed in two races for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing with best finish of 16th at Mid-Ohio.

JR's Road To Indy

  • 2009
    • Won Firestone Indy Lights championship driving for ARPRO Andretti Green/AFS Racing.
    • Won races at Long Beach, Watkins Glen, Edmonton and Infineon in addition to seven other top-five finishes.
    • Claimed six pole starts and led series-high 241 laps.
  • 2008
    • Finished fifth in Firestone Indy Lights for RLR/Andersen Racing.
    • Won first career race at Kansas, also recorded eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.
  • 2007
    • Made Firestone Indy Lights debut at Infineon doubleheader with RLR/Andersen Racing.
    • Finished seventh in Champ Car Atlantic competition for Newman-Wachs Racing, recording a best finish of second at Cleveland.
  • 2006
    • Made Champ Car Atlantic debut.
    • Won Cooper Tires Formula Ford 2000 championship for Cape Motorsports, recording a record-setting 12 victories in 14 races.
  • 2005
    • Finished second in Pacific F2000 championship, recording two victories and nine podiums in 12 races.
    • Competed in four Cooper Tires Formula Ford 2000 events.
    • Finished third in Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Cup after winning Team USA Scholarship.
  • 2004
    • Won SCCA Formula Russell Championship, recording seven victories and 11 podiums.
    • Named SCCA Formula Russell Rookie of the Year.
    • Selected as Red Bull Driver Search finalist.
  • 2003
    • Won Jim Russell graduate run-offs.
    • Finished second in Jim Russell Championship Series Junior 80 shifter kart division.
  • 2002
    • Won Jim Russell Sprint Kart Series championship in TaG 125 class, recording four victories.