Alex Barron (driver)

Alex Barron (driver)

Infobox racing driver
name = Alex Barron

pixels =
caption =
nationality = flagicon|USA American
date of birth = Birth date and age|1970|06|11
place of birth = San Diego, California
related to =
last series = Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
years active = 2001-2005, 2007
teams = Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Blair Racing
Penske Racing
Mo Nunn Racing
Team Cheever
CURB/Agajanian/Beck Motorsports
starts = 62
wins = 2
poles = 0
fastest laps =
best finish = 5th
year = 2002
Infobox racing driver
last series = CART Championship Car
years active = 1998-2001
teams = All American Racers
Penske Racing
Dale Coyne Racing
Arciero-Blair Racing
starts = 34
wins = 0
poles = 0
fastest laps =
best finish = 26th
year = 2000
prev series = Toyota Atlantic
U.S. Formula Ford 2000
prev series years = 1997
titles = Toyota Atlantic Championship
title years = 1997
awards =
award years =

Alex Barron (born June 11, 1970) in San Diego, California) is a race car driver. He began racing in CART in 1998 and made his first Indy Racing League IndyCar Series start in 2001.

Barron succeeded in the American Toyota Atlantic series, winning that championship in 1997 under the watchful eye of Lynx Racing which has re-organized as Polestar Racing Group. In 1998, he moved up to drive for Dan Gurney's Champ Car team and stayed there in 1999 before moving to Roger Penske's team following a tragic accident that claimed the life of Uruguay's first Champ Car driver, Gonzalo Rodriguez. He drove a few events in that series in 2000 and 2001, coming close to upset victories on a couple of occasions.

Alex was the Co Rookie of the Year in the Indianapolis 500 in 2002. He has two IndyCar Series wins, one at Nashville Speedway and one at Michigan International Speedway. In 2004 and 2005 he drove for Eddie Cheever's Red Bull Cheever Racing. Red Bull sponsorship of the team ended for 2006, leaving Alex unable to remain with the team - he instead took a step backward, returning to the Champ Car Atlantic Championship for 2006 with Polestar Racing Group where he finished 14th in points.

Greg Beck signed him to run races part-time in the IndyCar Series for the 2007 season for CURB/Agajanian/Beck Motorsports. He competed in three races, including the Indy 500.

Career Summary

American open wheel racing

CART Champ Car

IndyCar Series

() (Races in bold indicate pole position)

External links

* [ Photo sequence of astonishing 2005 Chicagoland crash with Ryan Briscoe.]

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