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Eddie Cheever

Racing Driver
Male
Born Jan 10, 1958
Age 58
Hometown McDonalds
Nationality American

Edward "Eddie" McKay Cheever, Jr. is an American racing driver who raced for almost thirty years in Formula One, Sports cars, CART and the Indy Racing League. Cheever participated in 143 World Championship Formula One races and started 132, more than any other American, driving for nine different teams from 1978 through 1989. In 1997, he formed his own IRL team and won the 1998 Indianapolis 500 as both owner and driver.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1958 Birth Born in 1958.

TWENTIES

1978 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Cheever participated in 143 World Championship Formula One races and started 132, more than any other American, driving for nine different teams from 1978 through 1989. … Read More
1981 23 Years Old Switching teams repeatedly as he tried to climb his way up the grid, Cheever had five points-scoring finishes for the Tyrrell team in 1981, and three podiums for Ligier the following year, including a second place at the 1982 Detroit Grand Prix in Detroit.
1983 25 Years Old The 1983 season proved to be Cheever's high point in Formula One. … Read More
1986 28 Years Old From 1986 to 1988, while still driving in Formula One, Cheever won ten sports car races for Jaguar.

THIRTIES

1990 32 Years Old In 1990 he moved to the US to drive for Chip Ganassi Racing in the CART series. … Read More
1992 34 Years Old In 1992, he qualified second for the race and finished fourth. … Read More
1995 37 Years Old Driving for A.J. Foyt's team, Cheever came closest to victory at Nazareth in 1995; he was leading the race on the last lap when he ran out of fuel. … Read More
1996 38 Years Old Cheever ran for Team Menard for the three-race series, and at the 1996 Indianapolis 500, he set the fastest race lap to date at. … Read More

FORTIES

1998 40 Years Old In 1998, all the pieces came together for Cheever when he took the biggest win of his career. … Read More
2002 44 Years Old Having hung up his helmet in 2002, except for occasional instances such as the 2006 24 Hours of Daytona where he competed in the first race with his new Grand-Am series team, Eddie announced on February 21 he would come out of retirement to run his own car in the IRL's first four races, including the Indianapolis 500. … Read More
2005 47 Years Old In 2005 Cheever competed in the GP Masters series which is open to former Formula One drivers over the age of 45. … Read More
2006 48 Years Old In the 3rd GP Masters race on August 13, 2006 at the Silverstone Circuit in England, he took the victory under wet track conditions. … Read More
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