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Scott Harrington
NationalityAmerican
Born(1963-12-24) December 24, 1963 (age 50)


Louisville, Kentucky
Retired2003
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active1996-2000, 2002
TeamsDella Penna Motorsports


Riley & Scott


Harrington Motorsports


Nienhouse Motorsports


Mid-America Motorsports


Brayton Racing
Starts13
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish14th in 1999
Previous series
2003


1992-1994


1989


1988


1987-1988
Indy Pro Series


SCCA Can-Am


CART


ARS


Toyota Atlantic
Awards
1999Indy Racing League Rookie of the Year
Scott Harrington (born December 24, 1963) is an American former auto racing driver in the Indy Racing League. He is now a private racing driver coach.

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    Biography

    Harrington was born in Louisville, Kentucky and attended the University of Louisville. Starting out on two wheels, Harrington won a number of championships and achieved much success in the world of AMA Motocross and Supercross. In 1986 Sports Car Magazine picked Harrington as one of the three most promising drivers in the U.S. He was a multiple race winner in Toyota Formula Atlantic, finishing third in the 1988 championship despite running the uncompetitive Ralt chassis. He was the only person ever to win a race in the 1988 Ralt. From 1992 through 1994, Harrington had much success in the SCCA Can-Am series. During his tenure in the series, he won more races than any other driver. He won the 1992 championship and scored race wins in every season.

    An accomplished open wheel racer who made a single CART start in 1989, Harrington made a last second Bump Day run to qualify for the first IRL-sanctioned Indianapolis 500 in 1996. In 1999 he ran a full IRL season with his own team and had numerous top ten finishes, including a top five finish at the difficult Phoenix International Raceway, at the time the highest finishing position for the Infiniti engine. Despite failing to qualify for the Indy 500 and suffering serious injuries at Texas 1 (broken left tibia, right fibula, right foot and three ribs) he won the Rookie of the Year honors by a slim margin over Robby McGehee.Scott won the Rookie of the Year Award. Harrington has attempted to qualify for seven different Indy 500 races but only succeeded once, in his second attempt in 1996. He has a best IRL finish is a 4th at Phoenix in 1999 and has a total of 14 series starts, which is the least number of total starts by any IRL Rookie of the Year. Harrington is also the only person to ever compete in Formula Atlantic, the original Indy Lights Series, the Infiniti Pro Series, the CART Indy Car Series and the IRL Indy Car Series.

    His career was affected by arrests and convictions for driving while intoxicated. Harrington is also one of the few American drivers to compete in the "Big Three" of American motorsports - The Indy 500, The 24 Hours of Daytona, and The 12 Hours of Sebring.

    After retiring from active driving, Harrington has achieved success in his driver coaching business, including coaching Highcroft Racing factory Acura team Championship winning owner-driver Duncan Dayton and Mike Miserandino who has won four national championships in a row. He also competes in a number of vintage endurance races every year. In addition to his coaching work, Harrington also does testing and training work for various vehicle manufactures.

    Harrington currently lives in Indianapolis with his wife Marsie and young son Riley

    Indy 500 results

    YearChassisEngineStartFinish
    1989LolaCosworthFailed to Qualify
    1996LolaFord-Cosworth32nd15th
    1997G-ForceOldsmobileQualifying Crash
    1998DallaraOldsmobileFailed to Qualify
    1999DallaraInfinitiFailed to Qualify
    2000DallaraOldsmobileFailed to Qualify
    2002DallaraChevroletFailed to Qualify
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