The NTT INDYCAR SERIES is again growing in popularity in Sweden thanks to the recent success of Felix Rosenqvist and Marcus Ericsson.
But two decades ago, another Swedish racing driver made his name racing INDYCAR SERIES cars. Kenny Brack joined the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Galles Racing in 1997 but moved to AJ Foyt Racing the next season winning the 1998 series title and the 1999 Indianapolis 500 with the team.
He then shifted to CART with Team Rahal in 2000 before moving to Chip Ganassi Racing the following year. In fact, Brack’s 2002 win in Mexico City was the last Swedish win of an INDYCAR SERIES race until Rosenqvist won at Road America last summer driving for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Brack returned to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2003 with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and he raced for the final time in the series at the 2005 Indianapolis 500, where he was the fastest qualifier for the race.
These days, Brack, a nine-time winner in the INDYCAR SERIES, is based in Europe where he’s the lead test driver for McLaren’s road cars.
INDYCAR’s Dave Furst recently caught up with Brack to talk about his time racing in the INDYCAR SERIES and life today.