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Champ Car Series Champions

Officially the “Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford” since 2003. Formerly, AAA (American Automobile Assn., 1909-55), USAC (U.S. Auto Club, 1956-78), CART (Championship Auto Racing Teams, 1979-91). CART was renamed IndyCar in 1992 and then lost use of the name in 1997. It was known as the FedEx Championship Series from 1998-2002.

Multiple titles: A.J. Foyt (7); Mario Andretti (4); Jimmy Bryan, Earl Cooper, Ted Horn, Rick Mears, Louie Meyer, Bobby Rahal, Al Unser (3); Tony Bettenhausen, Gil de Ferran, Ralph DePalma, Peter DePaolo, Joe Leonard, Rex Mays, Tommy Milton, Ralph Mulford, Jimmy Murphy, Wilbur Shaw, Al Unser Jr., Bobby Unser, Rodger Ward and Alex Zanardi (2).

AAA

Year  
1909 George Robertson
  
1910 Ray Harroun
1911 Ralph Mulford
1912 Ralph DePalma
1913 Earl Cooper
1914 Ralph DePalma
1915 Earl Cooper
1916 Dario Resta
1917 Earl Cooper
1918 Ralph Mulford
1919 Howard Wilcox
  
1920 Tommy Milton
1921 Tommy Milton
1922 Jimmy Murphy
1923 Eddie Hearne
1924 Jimmy Murphy
1925 Peter DePaolo
1926 Harry Hartz
1927 Peter DePaolo
1928 Louie Meyer
1929 Louie Meyer
  
1930 Billy Arnold
1931 Louis Schneider
1932 Bob Carey
1933 Louie Meyer
1934 Bill Cummings
1935 Kelly Petillo
1936 Mauri Rose
1937 Wilbur Shaw
1938 Floyd Roberts
1939 Wilbur Shaw
  
1940 Rex Mays
1941 Rex Mays
1942-45 No racing
1946 Ted Horn
1947 Ted Horn
1948 Ted Horn
1949 Johnnie Parsons
  
1950 Henry Banks
1951 Tony Bettenhausen
1952 Chuck Stevenson
1953 Sam Hanks
1954 Jimmy Bryan
1955 Bob Sweikert

USAC

Year  
1956 Jimmy Bryan
1957 Jimmy Bryan
1958 Tony Bettenhausen
1959 Rodger Ward
1960 A.J. Foyt
1961 A.J. Foyt
1962 Rodger Ward
1963 A.J. Foyt
1964 A.J. Foyt
1965 Mario Andretti
1966 Mario Andretti
1967 A.J. Foyt
1968 Bobby Unser
1969 Mario Andretti
1970 Al Unser
1971 Joe Leonard
1972 Joe Leonard
1973 Roger McCluskey
1974 Bobby Unser
1975 A.J. Foyt
1976 Gordon Johncock
1977 Tom Sneva
1978 A.J. Foyt

Champ Car World Series

Year DriverCarTeamStsWins PolesEarnings
1979 Rick MearsPenske FordPenske 1432$408,078
1980 Johnny RutherfordChaparral FordChaparral 1253503,595
1981 Rick MearsPenske FordPenske 1162323,670
1982 Rick MearsPenske FordPenske 1148306,454
1983 Al UnserPenske FordPenske 1310500,109
1984 Mario AndrettiLola FordNewman/Haas 1668931,929
1985 Al UnserMarch FordPenske1411843,885
1986 Bobby RahalMarch FordTrueSports17621,488,049
1987 Bobby RahalLola FordTrueSports15311,261,098
1988 Danny SullivanPenske ChevroletPenske15491,222,791
1989 Emerson FittipaldiPenske ChevroletPatrick15542,166,078
1990 Al Unser Jr.Lola ChevroletGalles-Kraco16611,946,833
1991 Michael AndrettiLola ChevroletNewman/Haas17882,461,734
1992 Bobby RahalLola ChevroletRahal-Hogan16432,235,298
1993 Nigel MansellLola FordNewman/Haas15572,526,953
1994 Al Unser Jr.Penske IlmorMarlboro Team Penske16843,535,813
1995 Jacques VilleneuveReynard FordTeam Green17462,996,269
1996Jimmy VasserReynard HondaTarget Chip Ganassi16443,071,500
1997Alex ZanardiReynard HondaTarget Chip Ganassi16542,096,250
1998Alex ZanardiReynard HondaTarget Chip Ganassi19702,229,250
1999Juan MontoyaReynard HondaTarget Chip Ganassi20771,973,000
2000Gil de FerranReynard HondaMarlboro Team Penske20251,677,000
2001Gil de FerranReynard HondaMarlboro Team Penske20251,761,500
2002 Cristiano da Matta Lola Toyota Newman/Haas 1977 2,053,000
2003 Paul Tracy Lola Ford-Cosworth Player’s/Forsythe 18 7 6 1,007,000

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