Scott Pruett
When Scott Pruett started racing, Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, Denny Hulme was the reigning World Champion and Bobby Unser had just won the first of his three Indy 500s. Scott was In March 1990, eight years old and a phenom in karts.
Scott Pruett

His legend gained steam in the 1980s when Scott won the 1986 and 1988 IMSA GTO Championships. Between those years he took the 1987 SCCA Trans-Am Championship title. In 1989 he earned co-Rookie of The Year honors at the Indy 500 finishing ninth.

In March 1990, driving for the Truesports racing team during pre-season testing for the 1990 season, Pruett suffered leg and back injuries in a crash at the West Palm Beach Fairgrounds temporary circuit. During his recuperation Scott couldn’t stay away from the track acting as ESPN TV color commentator with the legendary race broadcaster Ken Squire at  the World Challenge of Tampa.

Despite his extraordinary range versatility, Pruett is best known for his work in long distance endurance racing. In 2013 he won his fifth 24 Hours of Daytona tying a record set two decades earlier by 1999 Amelia Concours d’Elegance Honoree Hurley Haywood. Pruett’s Daytona 24 Hour resume also includes a trio of class victories.

 

PRUETT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2015 – Achieved a record 60th IMSA victory.
  • 2014 – Won three races in the IMSA Prototype class co-driving with Memo Rojas.
  • 2013 – Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Series with Chip Ganassi Racing: First place Owner's Championship, Daytona 24 Hour overall winner, tying Hurley Haywood's record five overall Daytona 24 victories.
  • 2012 – Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Champion.
  • 2011 – Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Champion with Chip Ganassi Racing. Winner- 24 Hours of Daytona.
  • 2010 – Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Champion with Chip Ganassi Racing winning a season-record nine victories, scoring eleven podium finishes in 12 DP races and set record for laps led (560) in Daytona  Prototype class.
  • 2008 – Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Champion and 24 Hours of Daytona winner. Won a record eighth American sports car championship. Won team's third consecutive 24 Hours of Daytona, Voted Racer magazine's Road Racer of the Year. Competed in NASCAR Nationwide Series.
  • 2007 – 24 Hours of Daytona winner with Juan Pablo Montoya and Salvador Duran. Second in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Championship.
  • 2006 – Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Team Champion. Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Manufacturer Champion. Grand-Am Sportscar Series Driver Champion.
  • 2005 – Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series second place with Daytona Prototype class victories at Laguna Seca and VIR.
  • 2015 – Achieved a record 60th IMSA victory.
  • 2014 – Won three races in the IMSA Prototype class co-driving with Memo Rojas.
  • 2013 – Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Series with Chip Ganassi Racing: First place Owner's Championship, Daytona 24 Hour overall winner, tying Hurley Haywood's record five overall Daytona 24 victories.
  • 2012 – Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Champion.
  • 2011 – Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Champion with Chip Ganassi Racing. Winner- 24 Hours of Daytona.
  • 2010 – Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Champion with Chip Ganassi Racing winning a season-record nine victories, scoring eleven podium finishes in 12 DP races and set record for laps led (560) in Daytona  Prototype class.
  • 2008 – Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Champion and 24 Hours of Daytona winner. Won a record eighth American sports car championship. Won team's third consecutive 24 Hours of Daytona, Voted Racer magazine's Road Racer of the Year. Competed in NASCAR Nationwide Series.
  • 2007 – 24 Hours of Daytona winner with Juan Pablo Montoya and Salvador Duran. Second in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Championship.
  • 2006 – Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Team Champion. Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Manufacturer Champion. Grand-Am Sportscar Series Driver Champion.
  • 2005 – Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series second place with Daytona Prototype class victories at Laguna Seca and VIR.
  • 2004 – Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Champion.
  • 2003 – SCCA Trans-Am Champion. NASCAR Cup 2nd place at Watkins Glen.
  • 2002 – Won GTS class and finished fifth overall in 24 Hours of Daytona.
  • 2001 – 24 Hours of Le Mans. LMGTS class winner. Finished 11th in GTS class in the 24 Hours of Daytona.
  • 1999 – Raced CART Indy Car World Series. Earned Toyota's best qualifying effort (pole at the California Speedway), and Toyota's best qualifying result on a road course (3rd, Australian Grand Prix).
  • 1995 – One CART victory and three podium finishes. Competed in IROC finishing third in the all-star championship series.

Early Nineties - Pruett won the opening round of the 1991 IROC series at Daytona. In 1994, Pruett joined Patrick Racing as a test driver. The same year, he also won the 24 Hours at Daytona plus winning a second SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series championship.

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