Hinchcliffe on the slow track


Chaz Young, Sports Editor

On October 28th, race car driver James Hinchcliffe who is known for his racing competitions within the IndyCar Series, was relieved of his duties within the racing corporation. Hinchcliffe was replaced with 2019 Indy Lights champion Oliver Askew and 2018 Indy Lights Champion Patricio O’Ward to fill the seats of Hinchcliffe former racing car. Arrow McLaren Racing SP confirmed that the 2018 and 2019 Indy Lights champions are set to drive for the team next year. But Hinchcliffe who is still under contract technically with the team, is still to participate in being present at races and attending events. Meaning that if Hinchcliffe doesn’t land a ride with another team, he can effectively collect the money he is owed still, considering his contract is until 2020.

In addition to Hinchliffe racing career, he’s also made numerous appearances on television screens across the country. In 2016 he made an appearance on ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud, in-which he appears with his family competing against other Indycar Drivers and their families. He’s appeared in a number of commercials and has hosted a podcast from 2015 through 2017 named “The Mayor on Air with James Hinchcliffe.” A podcast in-which he would interview drivers from the IndyCar series. Since 2018, Hinchcliffe hosts another podcast with fellow car driver Alexander Rossi, called “Off Track.” Hinchcliffe made a household name for himself when he appeared on season twenty-three of ABC’s Dancing with The Stars partner with Shanra Burgess. He was cited as the best celebrity male dancer to appear on the show and made it to the finals of the eleven week competition, in-which he place second, runners-up the winner of the series, Olympic silver and gold medalist gymnast Laurie Herandez and her partner, two-time champion Valentin Chmerkovskiy.