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Eddie Cheever

Eddie Cheever, 1975. Copyright Alan Cox, 2009.  Used with permission.

Eddie Cheever, 1975. Copyright Alan Cox, 2009. Used with permission.

Eddie Cheever, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 1st July 2011. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2011. Used with permission.

Eddie Cheever, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 1st July 2011. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2011. Used with permission.

Born:

10 Jan 1958
Phoenix, Arizona

Nationality:

United States

Grands Prix:

132 (1978-1989)

F2 starts:

46 (1976-1979)

Indy 500s:

14 (1990-2006)

Became a successful team owner in the IRL and also ran the team in Grand-Am and Indy Lights. He now runs his Cheever Group motorsport solutions company - which includes Coyote Cars which make Daytona Prototype sports cars - and does television work. Eddie still races at historics and also raced in the GP Masters, winning the Silverstone round in 2006. His son is now racing in US lower-formulae, after being based in Italy, like his father. Although Eddie never did end up winning in Formula 1, he won six times in the IRL, including the 1998 Indianapolis 500 and nine times in the World Sportscar Championship. Eddie also runs his Just Group, a procurement advisory business for Menard and is also a development and strategic advisor to NASCAR and IMSA.

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Biography last updated 11 Jun 2017