Birthdate: Dec. 17, 1968
Birthplace: Scarborough, Ont., Canada
Resides: Las Vegas, Nevada
Height/Weight: 5’10”, 190 lbs.
Marital Status: Married
Two Children: Alysha & Conrad
Interests: Motorcycling, Karting, Music, Video Games
2003 Champ Car Champion
2003 RACER Magazine Racer of the Year
2003 SPEED Most Popular Driver Award
2003 WorldCom Most Popular Driver Award
1st Among Active CART Drivers in Career Victories (29)
2002 WorldCom Most Popular Driver Award
2002 Indy 500 Runner Up (yeah right)
Two-time Member of the CART All-Star Team (1999, 2000)
Tied for the FedEx Championship Series Lead With Three Victories in 2000
2nd Among Active Drivers in Career Poles (18)
Established Track Qualifying Record of 234.949 Miles Per Hour While Winning the Pole at Michigan Speedway
Voted “Most Improved Driver” by His Peers in 1999
Has Finished Career-Best Third in Championship Standings Three Times (1993-94, ’99)
When Paul was a young boy in suburban Toronto, he would often spend entire days at a local kart track. He still spends entire days at the track, but now it’s with the Champ Car World Series, and PT is one of the stars of the sport.
After becoming the youngest Canadian Formula Ford champion in history at age 16, he progressed rapidly through the ranks of Formula Ford 2000, Formula Atlantic and Indy Lights. Winning the Indy Lights title in 1990, he made his CART debut in 1991 driving for Dale Coyne Racing, then signed with Team Penske as a test driver, taking part in three more races that season. His first full year of Champ Car competition came in 1993 and he made the most of the opportunity. He won five times with his first win coming at Long Beach.
Owns and maintains an eclectic fleet of vehicles, including three Ron Simms Harley Davidson motorcycles, two mountain bikes and a dirt bike … An avid go-karter, he owns and maintains two Paul Tracy model 125cc shifter karts … Enjoys taking his Harleys to Daytona Bike Week, the Sturgis Rally and The Love Ride … Spends his leisure time on Lake Meade in a 40-foot Skater race/pleasure boat … A self-confessed video game junkie, he owns three PlayStations … Maintains a regular training program consisting of weight lifting, running and biking … An alternative rock fan, his favorite band is Metallica … Enjoys baseball and is a friend of MLB outfielder (and fellow Harley buff) Jason Giambi … Has a business interest in Spy Sunglasses.