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Jon Herb
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Herb prepares for a qualification attempt prior to the 2007 Indianapolis 500.
Nationality American
Born (1970-06-01) June 1, 1970 (age 43)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
IRL IndyCar Series
Years active 2000-2002, 2007
Teams Byrd-McCormack Racing
Tri-Star Racing
Racing Professionals
Matt Young Motorsports
Starts 16
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 2
Best finish 1st in 2004-2006
Previous series
1998-2001 Re-Max ARCA Series

Jon Allen Herb (born June 1, 1970 in Milwaukee) is a former American professional race car owner and former driver in the Indy Racing League[1] and ARCA.

Biography[edit]

IRL debut[edit]

Herb made his IRL debut in the opening round of the 2000 season. Herb raced in the Delphi Indy 200 at Walt Disney World Speedway. He qualified 26th, and finished 22nd, dropping out with handling problems. Herb spent most of the rest of the year driving in the ARCA series (best finished was 11th, three times).

Herb made his Indianapolis 500 debut in 2001, finishing 27th. He competed in five other races, with a best finish of 9th at Texas. He made six more starts in 2002, but did not attempt to qualify at Indy.

Indy Pro Series[edit]

In 2004 Herb moved to the Infiniti Pro Series, where he co-owned his team with Matt Young. His first IPS start was the Freedom 100, where dropped out with a broken suspension and finished 17th. He finished in the top 10 at the next two events he entered, netting a 6th place finish at Fontana and a 7th in the season finale in Fort Worth.

He ran a full schedule in 2005, won the race at Phoenix, and finished 7th in the season points standings.

In 23 Indy Pro Series starts from 2004-2006, he had one win, and a total of 15 top ten finishes.

IRL return[edit]

Herb intended to return to the IndyCar series for the 2006 Indianapolis 500 in a Playa Del Racing Panoz, of which he was a co-owner. However, he yielded the car to Roger Yasukawa, who qualified it for the race.

Herb qualified in the 27th starting position for the 2007 Indianapolis 500 and finished 32nd after crashing on lap 53.[2]

He made two other starts in 2007. In June 2007 he raced at Texas, finishing 20th after spinning entering the pits. At Michigan, he struggled with suspension problems, and finished 20th after spinning. It was his final start.

He sold his team's cars to the league's pool of chassis for former Champ Car teams following open wheel unification prior to the 2008 IndyCar season.

Personal life[edit]

Herb was arrested by authorities in Collier County, Florida on October 4, 2013. He was charged with numerous counts of possession of child pornography. Herb's wife reportedly went to a police station after finding pictures of nude girls on Herb's laptop. Photos on the laptop also allegedly depicted Herb engaged in sexual acts with a girl who appeared to be four years old.[3]

Career results[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2000 Byrd-McCormack Motorsports United States
WDW
Ret
United States
PHX
United States
LVS
United States
INDY
United States
TXS
United States
PPIR
United States
ATL
United States
KTY
United States
TX2
41st 8
2001 Tri-Star Motorsports United States
PHX
United States
HMS
Ret
United States
ATL
Ret
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
TXS
Rpl
United States
PPIR
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
Ret
United States
NSH
United States
KTY
United States
STL
23rd 70
PDM Racing United States
CHI
15
United States
TX2
9
2002 Racing Professionals United States
HMS
DNS
United States
PHX
11
United States
FON
19
United States
NZR
Ret
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
TXS
Ret
United States
PPIR
Ret
United States
RIR
Ret
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
STL
United States
CHI
United States
TX2
30th 70
2006 Playa Del Racing United States
HMS
United States
STP
Japan
MOT
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
WGL
United States
TXS
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIL
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
NC -
2007 Racing Professionals United States
HMS
United States
STP
Japan
MOT
United States
KAN
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
United States
TXS
Ret
United States
IOW
United States
RIR
United States
WGL
United States
NSH
United States
MDO
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
KTY
United States
SNM
United States
DET
United States
CHI
23rd 34
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
5 4 16 0 0 0 1 0 0

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2001 Dallara Oldsmobile 18th[4] 27th[5] Tri-Star
2002 G-Force Chevrolet Failed to Qualify Racing Professionals
2006 Panoz Honda driven by R. Yasukawa Playa Del
2007 Dallara Honda 27th 32nd[6] Racing Professionals

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2004 Racing Professionals/Matt Young Motorsports United States
HMS
United States
PHX
United States
INDY
17
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
MIL
United States
MIS
United States
KTY
United States
PPIR
United States
CHI
United States
FON
6
United States
TXS
7
18th 67
2005 Racing Professionals/Matt Young Motorsports United States
HMS
3
United States
PHX
1
United States
STP
11
United States
INDY
13
United States
TXS
7
United States
IMS
9
United States
NSH
6
United States
MIL
4
United States
KTY
11
United States
PPIR
11
United States
SNM
9
United States
CHI
4
United States
WGL
11
United States
FON
9
7th 364
2006 Racing Professionals/Matt Young Motorsports United States
HMS
6
United States
STP1
13
United States
STP2
9
United States
INDY
19
United States
WGL
8
United States
IMS
8
United States
NSH
United States
MIL
United States
KTY
United States
SNM1
United States
SNM2
United States
CHI
11th 126
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Championships
3 1 23 0 1 1 15 0

References[edit]


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