George Michael Steinbrenner IV
Some believe he’s the man who will one day topple IndyCar’s titans. He’ll challenge team owners Roger Penske, Chip Ganassi and all the rest for Indianapolis 500 wins and championships.
It could happen, they say. And it could happen soon. That’s a lot of pressure to put on anyone — let alone someone who only recently was legally allowed to drink a beer.
But those are the expectations that come with carrying a name synonymous with winning. With spending. With relentlessness. Those are the expectations that come with being a Steinbrenner. With Colton Herta at the wheel of the Indy Lights car they were a tough team to contend with the whole season. They recorded 9 top 5’s including 2 wins finishing 3rd in the season points.
Except, with his flowing mane of dark hair and measured remarks, George Michael Steinbrenner IV hardly elicits memories of his late, bombastic grandfather — who famously outlawed long hair on his baseball team.
While the former New York Yankees boss was famous for his bluster and showmanship, his grandson, the 21-year-old owner of Steinbrenner Racing, seems to have taken a much more modest approach to team management.
Poised and confident, yet soft-spoken, George Michael is the son of Hank Steinbrenner, part-owner and co-chairman of the New York Yankees.
Al Unser Jr
During Al’s Indy Car career he has 34 wins, 2 Cart Championships, 2 IROC Championships, a Can-Am Championship and 2 Indy 500 wins. His Indy 500 record included 5 top 5 finishes.
Al is currently working with Harding Racing in several capacities as well as driver coach in 2017 for Gabby Chaves.
See you Tuesday evening at McGilvery’s Speedway…