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Oliver Askew
Oliver  Askew
Andretti Autosport
28 USA
Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires
Oliver Askew
rank
1
Career stats
Road To Indy
Total Poles
18
Race Wins
15
Birthday
Dec 12, 1996
Website oliveraskew.com
Hometown
Jupiter, FL
Residence
Jupiter, FL

HOBBIES: My interests outside of racing include surfing, guitar and photography/digital media

LOCAL RACE TRACK TIES: St. Pete is three hours away from my hometown in Jupiter, FL

CHARITY SUPPORT/WORK: Young Adventurers

RACING GOAL: To win the Indianapolis 500

RACING HEROES: Dan Wheldon

ONE PERSON I WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Gary Vee

FITNESS: Pit Fit Training, boxing, cycling and surfing

FAVORITE SPORT TO PLAY: Basketball

TALENT I WISH I HAD: To play the piano

FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT: I love to travel; I enjoy seeing new places; Sweden is probably my favorite place to visit as most of my family lives there

BUCKET LIST ITEMS: Visit the seven wonders of the world, take an RV across the United States with close friends, and go surfing in Bali

FEARS OR PET PEEVES: Spiders

INTERESTING NOTE: My mom is from Sweden; racing does not run in the family.

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
2019 Indy Lights 16 7 7 15 16 141 15
2018 Indy Pro 2000 16 1 3 9 15 34 15
2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 7 8 12 12 160 13

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 11, 2017 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
March 11, 2017 (St. Petersburg)
First Pole
April 21, 2017 (Barber)

Oliver's Road To Indy

  • 2018
    • Finished third in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with a late-season surge that saw him earn four podiums in the final six races, including his first series victory in the penultimate race of the year.
    • Earned Tilton Hard Charger Award in Portland.
    • Set three new series track records.
    • Swiped three pole positions and set two fastest race laps, and was the only driver to finish all 16 races and complete every lap of the season (492).
  • 2017
    • Won a close battle with Rinus VeeKay for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, earning his second Mazda Scholarship after winning the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout in 2016.
    • Was the Hyperco Rookie of the Year
    • Earned seven victories, including wins in six of the first seven races
    • Took eight pole positions and 13 podium finishes in 16 races
    • Set four new track records.
  • 2016
    • Won Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca which earned him a ride in the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.
    • Was Team USA Scholarship recipient, finishing second in the Walter Hayes Trophy Grand Final at Silverstone, England.
    • Finished on the podium in two of three races at Brands Hatch.
    • Claimed Florida Winter Tour Championship (Sr. Karting).
  • 2015
    • Earned U.S. Open Senior MAX Championship.
    • Scored European BNL Rotax Challenge Senior MAX Championship.
    • Made car racing debut in the Formula Masters China Series earning four top-10 finishes in six races.
  • 2014
    • Won Florida Winter Tour Rotax MAX Challenge Senior MAX Championship.
    • Was member of Team USA at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Spain.
  • 2013
    • Won Rotax MAX Challenge Senior MAX National Championship.
    • Earned the Rotax MAX Challenge Pan-American Senior MAX Championship.
    • Took third place in Senior MAX at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in New Orleans.
  • 2012
    • Won Florida Winter Tour Rotax MAX Challenge Junior championship.
    • Was member of Team USA at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Portugal.
  • 2011
    • Won Florida Winter Tour Rotax Junior title.
    • Represented United States at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Early Career
    • Began karting at age 7 in 2003.
Andretti Autosport

With 16 years of competition in the books, the Indianapolis-based team led by Michael Andretti has captured four NTT IndyCar Series championships and five Indianapolis 500 victories, including three in the last five seasons.

Andretti Autosport enters 2019 as the only NTT IndyCar Series team to have won championships in each of the Road to Indy development ladder series, having earned two 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.

Andretti Autosport currently fields cars in NTT IndyCar Series, Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, Formula E, Americas Rallycross and partners in Supercars team in Australia

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 In.dy 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.

 

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