J.R. Hildebrand
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J.R. Hildebrand

1988-01-03 (age 32)


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Hildebrand's new helmet calls for social justice, equality

J.R. Hildebrand will run a special helmet design in Sunday’s 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 championing what he believes are three tenets that all Americans should endeavor to give and receive.

The top Indianapolis 500s ranked: Andretti, Foyt, Mears and more

The 104th Indianapolis 500 should be taking place this weekend, but the coronavirus pandemic means we’ll have to wait until August 23 to enjoy this year's iconic event, so we've selected the 10 most memorable editions of the world's biggest race.

Reinbold still aiming for more IndyCar races

Dennis Reinbold, who has entered JR Hildebrand and Sage Karam for this year’s Indy 500, has said again that he wants his team to run more IndyCar races, but he still isn’t putting a timeline on his plans.

Hildebrand looks forward to “extra tension” on Indy 500 Bump Day

JR Hildebrand, who was confirmed today as Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s second driver for the Indianapolis 500, says he’s expecting increased expectation in qualifying this year.

Hildebrand lands second Dreyer & Reinbold Indy 500 seat

JR Hildebrand has been confirmed as the second Dreyer & Reinbold Racing entry for the 2018 Indianapolis 500.

DRR set for two-car Indy 500 entry, Danica Patrick on shortlist

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is set to enter two cars for this year’s Indianapolis 500 and Danica Patrick is among the list of drivers being targeted by team owner Dennis Reinbold.

Hildebrand content with runner-up finish at Iowa

JR Hildebrand said he had a race-winning car at Iowa Speedway but under the circumstances of the final stint, was happy to equal his best-ever IndyCar finish.

Iowa IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Castroneves ends victory drought, climbs fence at Iowa

Iowa IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Will Power took the pole for tomorrow's Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway,

Iowa IndyCar: Power beats Hildebrand to pole

Will Power scored the 48th pole of his career in IndyCar qualifying at Iowa Speedway to crush JR Hildebrand’s dreams of scoring his first.

IndyCar 2017: Team by team mid-season review

Nine races down, eight to go, and the usual suspects are starting to assert themselves in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series after a very open start to the season. But certain statistical anomalies could have far-reaching effects, says David Malsher.

Indy 500: Fast Nine quotes

'What They're Saying' from Indianapolis 500 Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indy 500: Top 10 quotes after qualifying Day 1

Ed Carpenter sets fastest time on day one of Indianapolis 500 qualifications

How Wheldon’s mindset was key to epic last-corner Indy 500 win

In this exclusive extract from the new book, In The Zone, the late Dan Wheldon told Clyde Brolin his view of one of Indianapolis’s most-thrilling finishes of all time – and how his mental preparedness was a key factor.

Indy 500: Ed Carpenter Racing 1-2 at midway point in Day 3 practice

Ed Carpenter and JR Hildebrand topped the speed charts halfway through a very blustery day of practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in which Fernando Alonso has only just ventured onto the track.

Indy 500 entry list completed with 33 cars

Assuming Buddy Lazier will soon confirm his Lazier Partners Racing entry, the 33 cars and drivers set to race in the 101st Indianapolis 500 have now fallen into place.

Hildebrand crashes out during Gateway test

JR Hildebrand was the first driver to test the SAFER barrier during Tuesday’s Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Hildebrand thrilled with first top-three finish for six years

Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet’s JR Hildebrand says he’s looking forward to “being able to make good” on his Phoenix performance that saw him start and finish third, and prove one of very few drivers to make successful passing maneuvers.

Phoenix IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Simon Pagenaud picked one of the IndyCar Series tracks richest in open-wheel history to earn his first oval victory

Phoenix IndyCar: Pagenaud grabs his first oval win

A slightly bizarre yellow flag and pitstop situation gifted Simon Pagenaud the lead in the Phoenix Grand Prix, but he drove flawlessly thereafter to grab his first IndyCar victory on an oval.

Carpenter suffers in day of contrasts for ECR at Phoenix

JR Hildebrand made a strong comeback at Phoenix after a one-race layoff for a broken hand and will start third at Phoenix, but his team-owner and teammate for ovals, Ed Carpenter, suffered a fuel leak in practice and qualified last.

Phoenix IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Castroneves keeps Phoenix speed king crown with record qualifying run

Hildebrand returns for Phoenix this weekend

JR Hildebrand has been given the all-clear to return to IndyCar competition following the hand fracture that sidelined him for last weekend’s race at Barber Motorsports Park.

Veach to sub for injured Hildebrand at Barber

Zach Veach is to make his IndyCar race debut in the #21 Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet this weekend, as JR Hildebrand rests his broken hand.

Hildebrand breaks bone, not yet cleared to drive

JR Hildebrand has been diagnosed with a broken bone in his left hand, after last-lap clash with Mikhail Aleshin in the Toyota GP of Long Beach.

Carpenter confirms two cars for Indy, Pigot free to look elsewhere

Ed Carpenter says that his team will not run a third car at this year’s Indianapolis 500, leaving Spencer Pigot free to chase an alternative ride.

IndyCar 2017 season preview, driver-by-driver

Just four days away from the opening round of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, here's your guide to each driver competing in three or more rounds.

IndyCar race at Phoenix will be “good but difficult,” says Hildebrand

Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand believes that IndyCar’s Phoenix Grand Prix on April 29 should feature plenty of action due to the teams experimenting with different setups. 

The moment of truth for JR Hildebrand

Returning to fulltime IndyCar competition for the first time in four years, JR Hildebrand has a golden opportunity to refire his career. But it’s near-vital that he starts winning races, as he himself admits. David Malsher believes he can do it.

Hunter-Reay tops IndyCar’s crash-filled test session

Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato and JR Hildebrand all found the wall in the final session of IndyCar’s open test at Phoenix International Raceway, but through it all Ryan Hunter-Reay came out top.

Hildebrand breaks Phoenix track record, albeit unofficially

JR Hildebrand lapped Phoenix International Raceway at 193.234mph to set the fastest time ever at PIR, although because it wasn’t set in an official session, it won’t be recognized in the IndyCar record books.

Newgarden puts Penske on top at 190mph

Josef Newgarden’s Penske-Chevrolet topped the first three-hour session in IndyCar’s open test at Phoenix International Raceway, and is so far the only driver to crack the 190mph barrier.

Hildebrand admits a sense of urgency to reestablish himself

Ed Carpenter Racing’s new fulltimer, JR Hildebrand, has said that he feels some pressure to repay the faith that the team has put in him by signing him for the whole season.

Pigot confirmed at Ed Carpenter Racing

Spencer Pigot, who became ECR’s road/streetcourse driver in the #20 car last year, will retain this role in 2017, sharing his car with oval specialist team owner Ed Carpenter.

Chevrolet happy with IndyCar’s technical direction

Jim Campbell, GM’s VP of performance vehicles and motorsports, has stated he’s content with IndyCar freezing aerokits this year and switching to a universal kit for 2018, despite giving up one of Chevrolet’s perceived advantages.

Hopes and dreams for IndyCar in 2017

David Malsher looks ahead to the prospects for the upcoming IndyCar season and veneers them with ideal-world scenarios. Some of them are easily achievable.

Carpenter: Hildebrand “was always at the top of the list”

Ed Carpenter has explained that JR Hildebrand, who was last week confirmed as replacement for Josef Newgarden in the #21 ECR-Chevy, had been someone he wanted to sign even before his first race for the team in 2014.

Hildebrand confirmed as full-time Ed Carpenter driver

Ed Carpenter Racing has confirmed JR Hildebrand will be its full-time replacement for Josef Newgarden in the #21 car next season.

Hildebrand “positive” about landing Ed Carpenter Racing deal

JR Hildebrand believes he stands a strong chance of gaining the full-time drive at Ed Carpenter Racing, and says the team offers the strongest chance for him to prove himself in IndyCar.

IndyCar silly season: Who's going where in 2017?

Who goes where, and should we expect a huge game of musical chairs in the long IndyCar off-season? David Malsher breaks down some of the permutations.

Newgarden: Iowa race “was like a video game”

Josef Newgarden says his car was “amazing” around Iowa Speedway but admits he was surprised how no one could keep up with him.

Newgarden given all-clear to race

Barring unforeseen circumstances, Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet #21 will be driven by Josef Newgarden in this weekend’s Kohler Grand Prix at Road America.

Newgarden cleared to take part in Road America practice

Ed Carpenter Racing driver Josef Newgarden has been cleared to participate in Friday’s practice sessions for IndyCar return to Road America.

Hildebrand to sub for injured Newgarden

Established part-time Ed Carpenter Racing pilot JR Hildebrand will replace the injured Josef Newgarden in the #21 car at Wednesday’s Road America test, and until Newgarden is ready to return.

Hildebrand takes positives from Indy, sorry for Castroneves

J.R. Hildebrand says he’s pleased but not satisfied with his Indy performance, and admits his slip ended Helio Castroneves’ chances.

"What they're saying" from the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Quotes from drivers that finished in top 10 on the 2016 Indianapolis 500

Castroneves fuming over lost opportunity for Indy win

Helio Castroneves says he was pleased with the speed of his Penske-Chevrolet car after a difficult month at IMS, and is therefore furious with J.R. Hildebrand over the collision that broke his left-rear bumper pod.

Hildebrand focused on Indy alone… for now

JR Hildebrand is just regarding the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 as the biggest race in the world, rather than seeing it as an audition for further rides.

Mixed day for “Team America” leaves questions before qualifying

Ed Carpenter Racing’s all-American three-driver lineup for the Indy 500 has had an up-and-down week, yet Josef Newgarden was one of only two cars to crack the 232mph barrier on Fast Friday.

Rookie Orientation – three drivers in, two to go

Spencer Pigot, Alexander Rossi and Max Chilton have completed their Rookie Orientation Program at Indy 500, while Matt Brabham and Stefan Wilson have one stage to go.

Carpenter pleased with Barber performance, has high hopes for Indy

Ed Carpenter says that as the defending race-winner at Barber Motorsports Park, Josef Newgarden and ECR could be content with a podium finish, but he is expecting to have two strong cars at next month’s GP of Indy.

Hildebrand rejoins ECR for Indy 500 and GP Indy

Ed Carpenter Racing is to add a third car for the Month of May, as JR Hildebrand returns to the team with Preferred Freezer Services sponsorship.

Herta confirms Chaves is out, hints at ex-F1 replacement

Alexander Rossi and Pastor Maldonado have emerged as prime candidates to replace Gabby Chaves in the #98 Andretti Autosport-BHA entry in 2016.

JR Hildebrand – too good to be forgotten

One of America’s finest open-wheel talents is staying realistic about the prospects of a full-time ride and even an Indy 500-only ride. And that’s why he also admits sports cars are coming onto his radar.

Reinbold set to announce entry for Indy 500

Dennis Reinbold will announce on Thursday a one-car entry for the 100th running of the Indy 500, although his ultimate ambitions stretch further.

IndyCar young guns and veterans for hire

With far more drivers than seats left available, David Malsher checks out the best of those on the subs bench.

What could have been is what still could be for Hildebrand and Sato

Both drivers know what it is like to have the checkered flag in sight at Indy, only to watch another driver take the glory.

Top 10: Drivers who never won the Indy 500 but should have

Highlighting ten drivers who were within arm's reach of the Indy 500 crown, but came up short.

Hildebrand to contest Indy 500 with CFH Racing

JR Hildebrand will make his 2015 debut at Indianapolis in May.

Panther Racing assets to be auctioned off

What's left of Panther Racing will be sold to the highest bidder on July 23rd of this month.