CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore Career Hightlights

Greg Moore Team: Player's Forsythe Racing Sponsors: Player's, Indeck CART Year: 4th First CART Season: 1996 Career Victories: 5 Career Poles: 5 Career Starts: 72 Career Earnings: $2,420,000 Birthdate: April 22,1975 Birthplace: New ...

Greg Moore Team: Player's Forsythe Racing Sponsors: Player's, Indeck CART Year: 4th First CART Season: 1996 Career Victories: 5 Career Poles: 5 Career Starts: 72 Career Earnings: $2,420,000 Birthdate: April 22,1975 Birthplace: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada Residence: Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Won 1999 season-opener in Homestead, Fla.

Won 1999 season-opener in Homestead, Fla.

Finished Career-Best Fifth in 1998 FedEx Championship Series Championship o Earned 1998 Victories at Rio de Janeiro and Michigan o Earned First Four Pole Positions of FedEx Championship Series Career in 1998 o Scored a Series-Leading 113 Points on Ovals in 1998 oWon at Milwaukee in 1997 to Become the Youngest Driver Ever to Win a FedEx Championship Series Event o Earned First 2 Victories of FedEx Championship Series Career Consecutively in 1997 (Milwaukee, Detroit) o 1995 Indy Lights Champion

RACING CAREER 1999 Faced a challenging year in which he won the seaon opener in Homestead, and then settled in to a year with few higlights. This was to be his last year with Players. He had signed to drive for Roger Penske in the 2000 season.

1998 Continued his climb to the top in the FedEx Championship Series, finishing fifth in the championship after finishing ninth and seventh, respectively, in his first two years in the series ... Recorded victories at Rio de Janeiro and Michigan, where he led the final lap of a race which featured a CART-record 62 lead changes ... Added podium finishes of second at Homestead and Fontana, and third at Nazareth and St. Louis ... Earned the first four pole positions of his career at Homestead, St. Louis, Detroit and Houston, respectively ... One of four drivers to lead the championship during the season, after Rounds 4 and 5 at Nazareth and Rio de Janeiro, respectively ... Recorded seven finishes of sixth or better in the first eight events and finished the season with 12 points-paying performances in 19 starts ... Was placed on probation by CART Chief Steward Wally Dallenbach for unjustifiable risk in conjunction with an opening-lap incident in Portland and was removed following his victory at Michigan, a span of three races ... Led 11 events, tying him with champion Alex Zanardi for the FedEx Championship Series lead ... Led 251 laps, fourth in the series, and finished sixth in laps completed, with 2,174 of a possible 2,549 ... Led the series by scoring 113 points in events contested on ovals ... Finished fifth in the FedEx Championship Series with 140 points.

1997 Second season was highlighted by his first two victories, at Milwaukee and Detroit. ... Victory at Milwaukee in his 23rd career start made him the youngest driver to win a FedEx Championship Series race, at 22 years, one month and 10 days. Al Unser Jr. had previously held that distinction when he won at Portland in1984 at the age of 22 years, 1 month and 29 days . ... Followed one week later with a victory at Detroit, inheriting the victory when PacWest Racing Group teammates Mauricio Gugelmin and Mark Blundell ran out of fuel consecutively while leading the final lap. ... Up-and-down season included five top-two finishes and seven top-five efforts, but 10 scoreless finishes as well, including seven of the last eight. ... Led five events and ranked seventh in the series in laps led with 142. ... Finished seventh in the championship with 111 points. 1996

The 1995 Indy Lights champion had a strong campaign for Player's Forsythe Racing as he finished runnerup to Alex Zanardi for the Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year award. ... Finished ninth in the series championship (84 points) on the strength of seven top-seven finishes, including three podium appearances. Finished a season-best second to Michael Andretti at Nazareth. Also had third-place efforts at Australia and Cleveland. ... Became the second-youngest driver to start a FedEx Championship Series event in the season opener in Homestead at 20 years, 10 months and 19 days. Moved to third-youngest - behind Michel Jourdain Jr. and Al Unser Jr. - when Jourdain unseated Unser Jr. as the youngest with his start at Long Beach. ... Was the only other rookie beside Zanardi to lead a lap in the season. Led eight times for 73 laps. ... Qualified eighth or better in 10 of 16 races, including a season-best third at Michigan.

1995 Enjoyed a spectacular record-breaking season en route to the Indy Lights championship with Player's Ltd. ... Recorded a record 242 points in 12 races to outdistance runnerup Robbie Buhl by a staggering 102 points. ... Dominance was buoyed by a record 10 victories and seven poles in a dozen events. String of five triumphs in a row broke the 1990 record (4) set by Paul Tracy. ...Completed every mile for the season Previous Racing history(847.799) and led 64.3 percent of the laps (375 of 583). ... Victory in the season-closing Laguna Seca race handed him the Indy Lights record for most career wins (13).

1994 Became the youngest driver ever to win a CART-sanctioned event with a PPG-Dayton Indy Lights victory in the season opener at Phoenix at 18 years old. ... Despite being the youngest competitor in the series that season, he finished third in the championship behind three victories and a pair of poles.

1993 Moved up to the PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Series, where he finished ninth in the championship points in his rookie campaign. ... Started all 12 events and registered top-10 finishes in eight of those races. ... Season-best effort was a third-place finish at Portland.

1992 Won his second consecutive "Rookie of the Year" title as he received the honor after winning the USAC Formula 2000 West series championship. ... Recorded four wins, which included a string of three to close out the season, and four poles.

1991 Selected as the Esso Protec Formula 1600 "Rookie of the Year" after finishing fourth in the Canadian racing series. ... Registered one victory, four runnerup finishes and two poles.

1990 Repeated as the North American Enduro Kart Racing champion. ... Won Spenard-David Racing School's year-long student trials in Shannonville, Ontario.

1989 Won the North American Enduro Kart Racing Championship in only his third year in the sport.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Robbie Buhl , Michael Andretti , Paul Tracy , Alex Zanardi , Mauricio Gugelmin , Al Unser Sr. , Roger Penske , Greg Moore , Michel Jourdain