James Hinchcliffe
James  Hinchcliffe
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
5 Honda Canada Road To Indy Graduate
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James Hinchcliffe
rank
10
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
1
Race Wins
6
Birthday
Dec 5, 1986
Website hinchtown.com
Hometown
Toronto, Ontario
Residence
Indianapolis

IN HIS OWN WORDS

(On INDYCAR's competitiveness): "It is such a competitive series, and consistency is so valuable that even if you're not winning races, if you're consistently in the top five, getting on the podium, maybe snag a win or two, there's absolutely no reason why you can't be at least in the hunt, in the conversation of the championship."

ON TRACK

  • Five-time Verizon IndyCar Series race winner
  • 2011 Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year
  • 2010 Indy Lights runner-up.
  • Tony Renna Rising Star Award winner, 2011; Greg Moore Legacy Award winner, 2010

OFF TRACK

  • Self-proclaimed mayor of fictional Internet city "Hinchtown."
  • Finished second on Season 23 of "Dancing with the Stars" along with partner Sharna Burgess. His eight-week run on the Emmy-award winning show landed him appearances on "Ellen," "Good Morning America," "Entertainment Tonight," "Access Hollywood" and "The View."
  • Has microbrew beer named for him: Hinchtown Hammer Down brewed by Flat12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis. The golden ale is now available year-round across Indiana, Kentucky and Hinchcliffe's native Ontario.
  • Collects guitars and antique lighters, counts Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Guy among his favorite guitarists
  • Worked as a broadcast analyst for Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, Champ Car and A1 GP Network. Hosts the "Mayor on Air" radio show and podcast on Sirius/XM Radio.
  • Lists Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd, Skrillex and Diplo among his favorite musical artists.
  • Certified SCUBA diver.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2018 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 1 0 5 9 65 15
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 1 0 3 7 50 11
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 1 4 9 217 15
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 5 1 0 1 2 20 5
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 0 0 4 8 75 15
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 19 3 0 6 11 264 15
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 15 0 0 5 8 39 11
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 3 7 26 13
Total 122 6 1 31 61 756 100
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2010 Indy Lights 13 3 0 10 12 117 11
2009 Indy Lights 15 0 0 6 10 20 12

RAF = Running at Finish

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