Charles Newton Kimball, aka “Charlie”, is an American racecar driver currently competing in the IndyCar Series with A.J. Foyt Enterprises He has scored a win, six podiums and 13 top 5s. His best season result was ninth in 2013 and 2016. In addition, he won the 2013 24 Hours of Daytona.
It was announced on December 16, 2010 that Kimball would move up to the IndyCar Series in 2011, in which he would drive the No. 83 entry for Chip Ganassi Racing. Kimball finished 19th in points with a best finish of ninth at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Kimball returned to the team in 2012 and again finished 19th in points despite missing a race due to injury. He finished second at the Honda Indy Toronto, his first career podium finish. Kimball won his first IndyCar race on August 4, 2013 at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. He also finished second at Pocono and fourth at Barber, and ranked 9th in points. In 2013, he competed in his first 24 Hours of Daytona race with Ganassi and was on the race winning team with co-drivers Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Pruett, and Memo Rojas.
In the 2014 IndyCar season, Kimball scored four top 5 finishes, and placed 9th in points. In 2015 he finished third at the Indianapolis 500 and the Grand Prix of Sonoma, and finished 5th at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The driver finished fifth at both Indianapolis races, and got 11 top 5s in 16 races, which earned him a 9th overall position. He scored no top 5s in 2016, and he parted with Ganassi.
Carlin signed Kimball for the 2017 season. He got a fifth place finish at Toronto and collected six top 5s. The driver ran part-time in 2018, scoring two tenth-place finishes. He joined A. J. Foyt Enterprises in 2020, where he scored two top 10s.