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As an owner, Simon had a stellar record of his rookie drivers successfully qualifying for the Indy 500. As a tradition, Simon cars frequently made the effort to be “first car(s) on the track” at Indy on the opening day of practice, a popular ceremonial honor.
In 1996 Dick Simon sold much of the team’s cars and assets to Team Scandia founder Andy Evans and Simon was listed on many of the team’s entries in the new Indy Racing League as Simon/Scandia Racing. It was during that year that Scandia set a race record by having 7 of their cars qualify for the Indianapolis 500.
Eliseo Salazar is a Chilean racing driver. He participated in 37 Formula One World Championship Grand Prix (debuting on 15 March 1981) scoring a total of three championship points. Salazar currently participates in the Chilean national rally championship.
He signed a contract with the Dick Simon Racing in 1995 to race in the CART Indy Car World Series, with a strong debut at the Indy 500. With a Lola-Cosworth, he started 33rd and finished 4th in the Cristal-Copec-Mobil 1 No.7.
Rodger Ward Jr.
He was born to a winner, but Rodger Ward Jr. has succeeded in his own way.
The man whom he’s named after won the Indianapolis 500 in 1959 and ‘62. During his 15-year 500 career, Rodger Ward also had six top-five finishes and seven in the top 10.
Junior was 17 the first time his father won the big race.
“It was a highlight,” Rodger Ward Jr. said. “(My brother and I) thought we were so cool.”