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Kyle Kirkwood
Kyle  Kirkwood
Andretti Autosport
28 USA
Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires
Kyle Kirkwood
rank
1
Career stats
Road To Indy
Total Poles
18
Race Wins
31
Birthday
Oct 19, 1998
Hometown
Jupiter, FL
Residence
Jupiter, FL

HOBBIES: Spearfishing, fishing and surfing

LOCAL RACE TRACK TIES: St. Pete is my home race

RACING GOAL: To win the Indianapolis 500

RACING HERO: Rubens Barrichello

FITNESS: HIIT training, some weights (for safety mostly) and random exercises for neck and other muscle groups that are required for driving

FAVORITE SPORTS TO PLAY: Golf and soccer

TALENT I WISH I HAD: To play any musical instrument

FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT: Bahamas/Caribbean

BUCKET LIST ITEMS: Tank dive a "Blue Hole"

UNUSUAL ROUTINES OR HABITS: I have a weird superstition about shoe brands that I can wear to the track

PET PEEVE: Disorganization and having to repeat myself more than twice

INTERESTING NOTE: None of my family has a background in racing.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2021 Indy Lights 20 10 7 18 19 336 20
2019 Indy Pro 2000 16 9 5 12 13 217 14
2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 12 6 14 14 254 14

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 10, 2018 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
March 10, 2018 (St. Petersburg)
First Pole
May 11, 2018 (Indianapolis RC)

Kyle's Road To Indy

  • 2018
    • Won the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship with a dominant 12 wins in 14 races and six pole positions.
    • Earned Cape Motorsports' eighth-consecutive driver championship.
    • Tied the record for wins in a season set in 2006 by JR Hildebrand, who also won the championship for Cape Motorsports.
    • Won 15 of 17 races to take the F3 Americas Championship powered by Honda.
    • Won the first sports car race and first endurance race in which he competed, taking the four-hour Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore at Sebring with co-driver Roman De Angelis.
    • Won a season total at a stunning 28 of 32 races.
  • 2017
    • Won the F4 United States Championship in dominant fashion, taking nine wins, six pole positions, 10 fastest laps and 15 total podiums in 20 races
  • 2016
    • Finished third in the inaugural F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda with one race win and eight additional podium finishes.
    • Won a Team USA Scholarship, which enabled him to compete at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone in England.
    • Rose from 23rd to fourth in the wet Walter Hayes Trophy Grand Final.
    • Contested the inaugural Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
    • Repeated as National Champion in the Florida Winter Tour Rotax Senior Max and RokCup USA Senior karting divisions.
    • Won US Open Shifter Kart event in Utah.
  • 2015
    • Earned National Championships in the Florida Winter Tour Rotax Senior Max and ROK Cup USA Senior karting divisions.
    • Won Rotax Senior Max National Championship.
    • Won on his debut in the F1600 Championship Series at Road Atlanta, setting a new lap record in his second race and finishing third in the final race of the weekend during a limited campaign.
    • Participated in the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Test at Circuit of The Americas after being awarded an invitation via the MAXSpeed Group Driver Advancement Program.
  • 2014
    • Continued with the Ocala Gran Prix karting team.
    • Swept ROK Cup USA in Ocala, Fla., as a rookie in the Senior category.
    • Won SKUSA Dallas Spring Nationals as a rookie S2 driver.
  • 2013
    • Selected to join the Ocala Gran Prix karting team.
    • Became first American to qualify on the pole and start a Pre-Final on the pole at the Rotax Grand Finals in New Orleans.
    • Won SKUSA SuperNationals in Las Vegas as a rookie S5 (shifter class) driver.
  • 2012
    • Selected as the first winner of A.J. Allmendinger's Walldinger Racing/Shell Pennzoil Scholarship.
    • Won Florida Winter Tour Formula Kart Championship.
    • Won a Skip Barber Racing Scholarship, gaining his first experience in cars and contesting several Mazdaspeed MX-5 races.
    • Claimed two victories and three second-place finishes.
  • Early Years
    • Began racing karts at age 5.
    • Claimed many wins, podiums and local/regional championships as he moved up the karting ranks between 2004 and 2011.
Andretti Autosport

With 18 years of competition in the books, the team led by Michael Andretti has captured four NTT INDYCAR SERIES championships and five Indianapolis 500 victories, including
three in the last seven seasons.

Andretti Autosport enters 2021 as the only NTT INDYCAR SERIES team to have won championships in each of the Road to Indy development ladder series, having earned three championships
in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, one in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires (formerly Pro Mazda) and one in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.

Michael Andretti competed for 19 years in CART before competing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2003. He won more races (42) than any driver in CART history and led 6,702 Indy car laps during his driving career, second only to his father, Mario.. He retired from full-time driving following the 2003 Indianapolis 500 to concentrate on team ownership and drove for the final time in the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

 
Team Website andrettiautosport.com