Chip Robinson in the Nissan NPT-90 car at the IMSA Del Mar Grand Prix – October 1990

Chip Robinson (born March 29, 1954, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired race car driver.[1] He won the 1987 IMSA Camel GT series championship and the 1987 24 Hours of Daytona[2] (with Al Holbert, Derek Bell, and Al Unser, Jr. in a Porsche and the 1989 12 Hours of Sebring (with Arie Luyendyk and Geoff Brabham) in a Nissan. He made five CART starts in 1986 and 1987 with a best finish of 6th at the 1987 Long Beach Grand Prix. He is currently a contractor residing in Augusta, Georgia with his wife and one son who aspires to drive as well.

Robinson served as race director of the US Formula 4 championship, a race series to develop young drivers.[3] He previously was race director for the Formula Atlantic, F2000, and F1600 race series.[2]

IROC Involvement

Chip Robinson was invited to the International Race of Champions in 1988. During this time his best finish was second place, at Riverside International Raceway and was involved in an accident in 1986 at the same track with Doc Bundy and Lyn St. James.[4][5]

CART PPG Indy Car World Series

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Pts.
1986 Dick Simon Racing Lola Cosworth PHX LBH INDY MIL POR MEA
14
CLE TOR MIC POC MDO SAN MIC ROA LAG PHX MIA
7
26th 6
1987 Machinists Union Racing March LBH
6
PHX INDY MIL POR MEA
25
CLE TOR MIC POC ROA MDA NAZ
15
LAG MIA 26th 8

References

  1. ^ "Chip Robinson Career Statistics". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Chip Robinson Named Race Director". f1600series.com. 23 January 2014. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ Malsher, David (20 April 2016). "IndyCar's ex-VP of technology joins U.S. Formula 4". motorsport.com. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Chip Robinson 1988 IROC results". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  5. ^ "IMSA LA Times Grand Prix big accident at Riverside International Raceway". YouTube. Retrieved 23 September 2021.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by CART Rookie of the Year
1986
Succeeded by