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Steve Chassey

Steve Chassey, Indianapolis 500. Copyright Brian Crowe, 2011. Used with Permission.

Steve Chassey, Indianapolis 500. Copyright Brian Crowe, 2011. Used with Permission.

Steve Chassey. Copyright Steve Chassey, 2015. Used with permission.

Steve Chassey. Copyright Steve Chassey, 2015. Used with permission.

Born:

27 Feb 1945
Brockton, Massachusetts

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

3 (1981-1990)

Steve now lives in Arizona, where he is happily retired. He previously lived in Indianapolis, where he had lived since 1973, and also where he ran a very successful insurance agency, specifically for racing car owners. Steve served in the Vietnam War with great distinction and was awarded numerous medals, including The Soldier's Medal for an act of heroism in 1968. Steve returned from his tour of duty to start racing in sprint cars, winning the CRA Sprint Car series Rookie of the Year Award in 1969. Chassey then became a regular racer in sprint, midget, dirt and modified cars as well as Indy cars. In 1979, Steve's career progressed with real momentum when he drove the Jet Rod, a roadster-type sprint car and then went on to take multiple wins and track records. His performances led to the car owner, Bob Soltow, finding the opportunities to give Steve a chance at the Indianapolis 500 in 1981. Steve then went on to compete for some while, with a notable win in 1994 in the Hoosier 100 dirt car race. Steve, as well as driving, was his own mechanic and engineer throughout most of his racing career. Chassey also a child actor, male model and singer, as well as a double for pop star/actor Fabian in the film Fireball 500. Steve did an interview for https://www.oldracingcars.com in 2015 which can be found here - https://www.oldracingcars.com

Biography last updated 3 Apr 2015