Jon Herb

Jon Herb

Jon Herb (born June 1, 1970 in Milwaukee) is an American professional race car owner and driver in the Indy Racing League.

Herb made his IRL debut in the first race of the 2000 season, but did not compete in any other races that year. He made his Indianapolis 500 debut in 2001, finishing 27th and competing in five other races. He raced in six more races that year, but failed to qualify for the "500" in 2002. In 2003 he moved to the Infiniti Pro Series, where he owned his own team and captured a single IPS win. He returned to the IndyCar series for the 2006 Indianapolis 500 in a Playa Del Racing Panoz, of which he was a co-owner, but 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. He also crashed in practice earlier in the month.

He continued to run a limited schedule through the 2007 IndyCar Series season. In June 2007 he raced in the series' Texas Motor Speedway event, finished 20th after spinning entering the pits. He also entered the Michigan 400, but struggled with broken suspension problems, and finished 20th after spinning and hitting the wall. He sold his team's chassis to the league's pool of chassis for former Champ Car teams following open wheel unification prior to the 2008 IndyCar season.

Career Summary

American open wheel racing

IndyCar Series

(American Open Wheel driver results legend) (Races in bold indicate pole position)
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2000 Byrd-McCormack WDW
Ret
PHX LSV IND TXS PPI ATL KTY TX2 41st 8
2001 Tri-Star/PDM PHX HMS
Ret
ATL
Ret
IND
Ret
TXS
DNS
PPI RIR KAN
Ret
NSH KTY STL CHI
15
TX2
9
23rd 70
2002 Racing Professionals HMS
DNS
PHX
11
CAL
19
NZR
Ret
IND
DNQ
TXS
Ret
PPI
Ret
RIR
Ret
KAN NSH MIS KTY STL CHI TX2 30th 70
2006 Playa Del Racing HMS STP JPN IND
DNQ
WGL TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY SNM CHI 0
2007 Racing Professionals HMS STP JPN KAN IND
Ret
MIL TXS
Ret
IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO MIS
Ret
KTY SNM DET 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

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
2001 Dallara Oldsmobile 18th 27th
2002 G-Force Chevrolet Failed to Qualify
2006 Panoz Honda driven by R. Yasukawa
2007 Dallara Honda 27th 32nd

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