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Nigel Mansell
CHAMPION 1993 | Drove for NHR from 1993-1994 | 31 starts

Nigel Mansell came to Newman/Haas Racing in 1993 as the reigning Formula One Champion. He became the first rookie and third former Formula One champion to capture the CART title. He was also the first driver to win the Formula One and CART titles back-to-back. He edged fellow Formula One Champion Emerson Fittipaldi by a 191-183 margin to bring Newman/Haas Racing its third CART title. Mansell made a strong statement immediately as he won the season opener in Australia from the pole. After missing the following race at Phoenix due to a practice accident, Mansell posted five podium finishes, including a win at Milwaukee, in the next six races. He went on to tie for the series high in victories at five and become the sole leader in poles at seven. He also established single-season rookie records for poles and laps led at 603. He reached the $1 million mark in earnings quicker than any driver in racing history (10 races). The reigning Champion came back to Newman/Haas and CART for the 1994 season but did not fare as well and returned to Formula One at the end of the season. In his two year stint with the team, Mansell won five races, 10 pole positions and set numerous track records.

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