Steve Krisiloff

Steve Krisiloff

Krisiloff has quickly progressed from being a 10-year-old boy dragged along by his father to local sports car races in New Jersey to become a formidable challenger of CART supremacy alongside Foyt, Andretti, Unser and Johncock.

Krisiloff raced in both USAC and CART Championship Car series from 1969 through 1979, 1981 and 1983 for 111 starts combined between them. Following retirement as a driver, he served as Vice President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Early Life and Education

Krisiloff began racing USAC and CART championship car series from the late 1960s through to early 1980s, beginning each year except 1969-1970 at Indianapolis 500 races. 111 events in total.

At the 1973 race, he achieved fame after being involved in one of the worst crashes ever witnessed at that event. Beginning from outside of third row but suffering engine trouble midrace and slowing significantly forced other drivers to take evasive actions against him.

He is blessed with two children, Jarrod and Kyle. Jarrod serves as Senior Director of Music & Entertainment at Indianapolis Motor Speedway while Kyle competes in NASCAR Busch & Craftsman Truck Series races with Carl A. Haas Motorsports.

Professional Career

Krisiloff had been working as the Director of Operations at Patrick Racing until quite recently, in addition to acting as Driver Development Coordinator of their IndyCar Series team.

In 2000, he competed in Superkarts USA competition, winning two races and two pole positions before switching over to Toyota Atlantic series for six additional races – earning eight top ten finishes and one victory overall in that series.

At present, Tony George serves as Senior Director of Marketing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and recently earned a spot on this year’s class of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list. Born to 11-time Indianapolis 500 winner Steve Krisiloff and Mari Hulman-George of Hulman & Company Chairman Mari Hulman-George; Tony’s brother is Tony George CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation/Vision Racing founder; while Kyle George currently drives in NASCAR Busch Series racing for Carl Haas Motorsports under Carl Haas Motorsports using Carl Haas Motorsports/Vision Racing driving the No 14 Ford Fusion sponsored by Clabber Girl!

Achievement and Honors

Steve Krisiloff was honored with induction into the Indiana Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1996. Hailing from Parsippany-Troy Hills in New Jersey, Krisiloff competed in both USAC and CART Championship Car series from 1969 through 1979 and 1981 with 111 starts, finishing top ten 46 times overall.

Krisiloff served from 1984-1995 as vice president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and from 1987 until 2006 was team manager for Patrick Racing before becoming assistant team manager of PKV Racing until 2006. Kyle Krisiloff currently drives in NASCAR Busch and Craftsman Truck Series under Carl A. Haas Motorsports Ford Fusion # 14 sponsored by Clabber Girl Clabber Girl! Between 1985-1993 he was married to Josie George (daughter of Mari Hulman George).

Personal Life

Steve Krisiloff was born on 7 July 1946 in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey and went on to compete in both USAC and CART championship car series from 1969 through 1983, including starting all Indianapolis 500 races except 1969-1970; finishing top ten 46 times; best finish being 2nd at Phoenix in 1978.

After retiring from racing in 1984-1995, he served as vice president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1984-1995. Prior to that he served as team manager of Patrick Racing and assistant team manager of PKV Racing until 2006. Since 2006 he has served as team manager of Carl A. Haas Motorsports where Kyle Haas drives for them as part of their NASCAR Busch Series team.

Net Worth

Steve Krisiloff is a wealthy businessman, owner of multiple companies and team manager for Carl A. Haas Motorsports – where his son Kyle Krisiloff drives the #14 Ford Fusion with Clabber Girl sponsorship. Additionally, his wife Josie George (daughter of Mari Hulman George) serves as teammate.

Krisiloff has participated in 12 truck racing races over his one-year truck racing career, yet has no wins or top ten finishes to his name. His best finish to date was 33rd at Daytona International Speedway for NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series GM Flex Fuel 250 race in 2006.

He participated in 44 Busch Series races, earning no wins and two top ten finishes – his first debut being at the 2005 NASCAR Busch Series SBC 250 at Milwaukee Mile.

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