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Donnie Beechler

Donnie Beechler, IRL event, Nashville Speedway, 21st July 2001. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Donnie Beechler, IRL event, Nashville Speedway, 21st July 2001. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

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Born:

18 May 1961
Springfield, Illinois

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

4 (1998-2002)

After a spell of dirt-track and midget racing, Donnie retired to run a sprint car series. He now runs a real estate business in his home town, which takes up most of his time now. Beechler also works in TV as a summariser. Beechler made the Indianapolis 500 in his late 30's after a long time racing in sprint cars, which saw him win the Chili Bowl Nationals in 1995 and finish as runner-up in the USAC Silver Crown series in 1997. Beechler is also involved in local Christian community projects and returns to the Indianapolis 500 every year as a spectator. In 2016, he was inducted into the Springfield Sports Hall of Fame.

Biography last updated 15 May 2016