JR Hildebrand
JR  Hildebrand
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
66 Chevrolet USA Road To Indy Graduate
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JR Hildebrand
rank
33
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
0
Race Wins
0
Birthday
Jan 3, 1988
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Hometown
Sausalito, CA
Residence
Boulder, CO

IN HIS OWN WORDS:

(About returning as a full-time driver in 2017): "It's definitely a different level of commitment but something that I've been used to before, and … being up to speed basically on kind of what the team has done, how they do things, personnel, all that kind of stuff; you know, it feels like a pretty easy transition to be making."

ON TRACK

  • 2017 will be his eighth season competing in the Verizon IndyCar Series, but only his third as a full-time driver. Has raced part time for Ed Carpenter Racing the last three seasons.
  • Was 2011 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, following a dramatic runner-up finished in the 100th Anniversary of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
  • Was 2009 Indy Lights champion, topping drivers including fellow Verizon IndyCar Series drivers James Hinchcliffe and Charlie Kimball.

OFF TRACK

  • Loves classic cars and car culture; owns a 1960 pink Cadillac Coupe de Ville that he named Rosie.
  • Married longtime girlfriend Kristin Paine in the 2016 offseason.
  • Played varsity baseball in high school, and is a die-hard fan of the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors.
  • Enjoys running, boxing, mountain biking, playing most sports, drifting and having fun.
  • Was a National Merit Scholar at Redwood High School in Larkspur, Calif., and was accepted into an engineering program at MIT before deciding to pursue racing.
  • Involved in various educational projects, including serving as an adjunct lecturer’s at Stanford University’s vehicular dynamics program.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2018 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 2 2 42 13
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 1 4 2
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 63 0 0 7 17 122 50
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
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

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
August 8, 2010 (Mid-Ohio)

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2016
    • Competed in both Indianapolis events for Ed Carpenter Racing, finishing sixth in the Indianapolis 500, his third straight top-10 finish in the event.
  • 2015
    • Competed in both Indianapolis events for CFH Racing, finishing eighth in the Indianapolis 500
  • 2014
    • Competed in an impressive Indianapolis 500 for Ed Carpenter Racing, qualifying ninth and finishing 10th in only race of Verizon IndyCar Series season.
  • 2013
    • Competed in seven events for Panther Racing and Barracuda Racing with best finish of fifth at Long Beach.
    • Led six laps at Sao Paulo.
  • 2012
    • Finished 11th in Verizon IndyCar Series point standings for Panther Racing with best finish of fifth at Long Beach and Texas.
    • Recorded six top-10 finishes.
    • Led three races, including a career-best 56 laps at Auto Club Speedway.
  • 2011
    • Finished 14th in standings for Panther Racing.
    • Finished Runner-up in Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings.
    • Finished second in 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500, crashing while leading coming out of Turn 4 on final lap.
    • Voted Chase Rookie of the Year for 2011 Indianapolis 500.
  • 2010
    • Made Verizon IndyCar Series debut at Mid-Ohio for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, finishing 16th.
    • Competed in race at Sonoma, finishing 24th.
    • Conducted driver evaluation test in December with Panther Racing at Phoenix and was announced as full-time driver the following week.

JR's Road To Indy

  • 2013
    • Competed in two Formula D events with Tyler McQuarrie Racing.
  • 2010
    • Competed in the American Le Mans Series’ LMPC Class for Genoa Racing at Sebring 12 Hours and Long Beach.
  • 2009
    • Won Indy Lights championship for ARPRO/Andretti Green Racing/AFS Racing with four wins (Long Beach, Watkins Glen, Edmonton, Sonoma) and five pole positions.
    • Won 11 top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.
    • Named to American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association All-America first team in at-large category.
    • Tested for Force India Formula One team at Jerez.
  • 2008
    • Finished fifth in Indy Lights standings for RLR/ Andersen Racing, with first series win at Kansas.
    • Won eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.
  • 2007
    • Made Indy Lights debut at Sonoma doubleheader with RLR/Andersen Racing.
    • Finished seventh in Atlantic competition for Newman Wachs Racing, recording a best finish of second at Cleveland.
  • 2006
    • Won Cooper Tires Formula Ford 2000 championship, with record-setting 12 victories in 14 races.
    • Made Champ Car Atlantic debut.
    • Named