Scott Goodyear Biography

( 1959 - )
January 21, 2019
First published on:January 21, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Scott Goodyear

Date of Birth: 1959, December 20
Age: 59 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Birth Name Scott Goodyear
Birth Place Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Famous Name Scott Goodyear
Net Worth $1 million
Salary $85,000
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Profession Former race car driver and sportscaster
Currently Working For ESPN
Currently Married yes
Married to Leslie
Children 1

Scott Goodyear is a former race car driver from Canada. During his career in 1987, he ran the Indy Racing League and Champ Car series, winning the Michigan 500 in 1992 and 1994. Further, Since 2002, Scott Goodyear has been an ESPN expert analyst for the IndyCar Series.


Scott Goodyear reportedly earns around $85,000 or above, as his yearly salary from the network, and as of 2019, he has an estimated net worth of over $5 million. He is currently married to his wife Leslie and has 1 child with her. 

Scott Goodyear Early Life and Educational History

Scott Goodyear was born on December 20, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He holds a Canadian nationality and belongs to White ethnic group. Additionally, the details about his early childhood, parents,  and siblings are no available in the media.

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He was very keen about car racing for his early days. Additionally, he started his car racing career for the early age of 9, winning national and North American karting championships between 1969 and 1976. 

Scott Goodyear Net worth and Salary

Goodyear, who last raced professionally in 2003, has the experience of more than two decades racing in the broadcasting industry. So with all the experiences and skills, he has been earning significantly from his broadcasting career, collecting whopping net worth. 

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The Canadian sportscaster/anchor Scott Goodyear has an estimated net worth of $5 million. As of 2019, the reporter receives an annual salary of $100,000 or more from his successful reporting career with ESPN. The ESPN network, in particular, pays its employees an average annual salary of $85,000.

Besides, he earned around $4 million from his race car driving career.

Year Salary/Earnings
1987 119,479
1989 24,740
1990 $455,000
1991 602,351
1992 $609,333
1993 $234,953
1994 159,912
1995 $246,403
1996 $34,250

Since Goodyear lives in Canada, he lives a standard life with the money he has earned from his career.

Scott Goodyear Professional Career

Goodyear, who last raced professionally in 2003, brings to the broadcast industry more than two decades of racing experience. He competed in the IndyCar Series for four years, won three races and recorded one top five positions and 2 times top 10 finish in the season points standings.

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Before the formation of the IndyCar Series in 1996, Goodyear competed in the CART Indy Car Series and won his first race on the Michigan International Speedway in 1992.

In the same year, he took part in the closest Indianapolis 500 finish when he chased Al Unser Jr. to the line and finished second by only  0.043 seconds. He also finished second in 1997 to Arie Luyendyk.

Goodyear's last of his 12 consecutive starts in the Indy 500 was in 2001 when he suffered a crash in the eighth lap. He decided to retire from Indy cars and join the ESPN team in 2002 after recovering from the injury.

Since 2002, Scott has been associated with the ESPN network, working as an expert analyst on ESPN’s coverage of the IndyCar Series since 2002.

Scott Goodyear Personal Life

Exploring his personal Life, he is a married man and currently married to his wife, Leslie. Further, the couple is blessed with a child named, Grayson Goodyear, who is currently 20 years old.


Additionally, The couple is living happily with no rumors of separation or divorce.

CAPTION: Canadian star Scott Goodyear, with his wife, Leslie and their son SOURCE: Digital Archive Ontario

Talking about his body measurement, he has a well-built body with decent height and weight. Further, the detailed information about his body measurement has not been surfaced in the media yet. 

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