Scott Goodyear Biography
Scott Goodyear is a Canadian former race car driver. He ran the Indy Racing League and Champ Car series during his career from 1987, winning the Michigan 500 in 1992 and 1994. He is also popular for almost winning the Indianapolis 500 on three different occasions.
Scott Goodyear Age
Goodyear was born on December 20, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario. He is 59 years old as of 2018.
Scott Goodyear Family
No information on his parents or siblings is revealed to the public.
Scott Goodyear Wife
He is married to Leslie Goodyear.
Scott Goodyear Children
He has one child with Leslie.
Scott Goodyear Educational Background
No information on his educational background and qualifications is disclosed to the public.
Scott Goodyear Career
Goodyear began his career in 1997.
From 1990 to 2001, Goodyear qualified for 11 Indy 500 race runs, missing only the 1996 race as his name was not entered. He completed second at Al Unser, Jr. by 0.043 seconds after the last start in the 1992 race. Goodyear could have won the race in 1995, but he passed the pace car on a late restart after 42 laps and was penalized to the fourteenth position after ignoring the black flags.
He completed second again in the 1997 race after Arie Luyendyk had gone at lap 194 on the back straightaway. He might have won if not for a contentious restart on the last lap when, despite the on-track lights still signaling yellow, the green and white flag waved. Goodyear, who had been waiting for the race to complete cautiously, was weaving his vehicle at the restart to maintain his tires warm. Eventual winner Luyendyk, meanwhile, had already started to accelerate away from the field.
He competed in a few CART races for Walker Racing in 1996 before he was sidelined for most of the season by a training accident at the Emerson Fittipaldi Speedway in Rio de Janeiro. In 1997 he moved with Treadway Racing to the Indy Racing League and the following year he moved to Panther Racing, where he spent three seasons losing out to Buddy Lazier for the series title in 2000.
After a crash with Sarah Fisher in the Indianapolis 500 in 2001, he retired from his racing career and then became a color analyst for ABC and IndyCar Series coverage by ESPN, previously with Paul Page, Jack Arute, Rusty Wallace, Todd Harris, Marty Reid, and now with Allen Bestwick and Eddie Cheever.
He was named champion of the Rothmans Porsche Turbo Cup series driving the Pop 84/Pfaff 944 Turbo car in 1988, winning just three out of eight races. In the 1996 24 Hours of Le Mans with Yannick Dalmas and Karl Wendlinger, he also co-drove the second plant entered Porsche GT1 machines. They were third behind the other GT1 and Joest Racing’s winning PorscheWSC-95.
In 2002, Goodyear was introduced to the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame and in 2014 to the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.
He was announced as the Race Director beginning in the 2019 season for both the Formula 4 U.S. Championship and the F3 Americas Championship.
Scott Goodyear Net Worth
Scott has an estimated net worth of $5 million.