Paul Tracy timeline

DEAN MCNULTY, SUN MEDIA

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1985 At the age of 16 Tracy became the youngest winner ever of the Canadian Formula Ford championship.

1992 -- Tracy was hired by racing legend Roger Penske to fill in for an injured Rick Mears.

1993 -- Tracy reeled off five wins in his first full IndyCar season, including one in Toronto.

1995 -- After a falling out with Penske, Tracy hired by Newman-Haas Racing and won in Australia and Milwaukee.

1996 -- Tracy returns to Penske for a second stint that lasts two seasons before the two parted ways again.

1999 -- Tracy's aggressive driving style gets him suspended for three races but still finished third in championship.

2002 -- Tracy crosses finish line first at Indy 500 only to have title taken away for allegedly passing Helio Castroneves under yellow flag.

2003 -- Tracy wins his only Champ Car World Series championship with Team Players that included a win at Toronto.

2006 -- Tracy tries NASCAR on part-time basis but so-so results convince him to stay in open wheel racing.

2007 -- Tracy suffers first major injury of his career, fracturing two vertebrae after crashing into the wall at Long Beach.

2008 -- Tracy sits out whole season but for one race in Edmonton after merger of IRL and Champ Car.

2009 -- Tracy finishes ninth at first trip back to Indy 500 since 2002. Signs deal to race in Milwaukee with A.J. Foyt.


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