Driver, team owner
Vasser announced his arrival in IndyCar racing in 1992 by setting a record qualifying time at the Indianapolis 500 for a first-year driver. Four years later, Vasser won four races on his way to the 1996 IndyCar Series championship. In all, Vasser won 10 IndyCar events and collected 33 podiums and eight poles. The CART/IRL split limited his opportunities at Indy; a fourth in 2001, his best finish in eight starts. The Californian found success early, winning the 1986 SCCA Formula Ford national championship, then the 1990 Formula Atlantic East/West Challenge. In 2004, Vasser began transitioning into team ownership with PKV Racing and had continued since his retirement from driving in 2006. What later became KV Racing Technology won seven races over the years, including the 2013 Indianapolis 500 with Tony Kanaan behind the wheel. In 2018, Vasser and longtime co-owner James Sullivan joined forces with Dale Coyne, with Sebastian Bourdais in the cockpit. “Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan” won the season opener at St. Petersburg and finished seventh in the championship.