Joey Hand (born 10 February 1979 in Sacramento, California) is an American race car driver. He won the 1999 Star Mazda Series in 2011 and winning the 24 Hours of Daytona. From 2006 to 2012, he competed in the American Le Mans Series ( ALMS). Since 2012 he has been competing in the DTM.
Hand began his motorsport career in 1991 in karting, where he was active until 1996. In addition, he made his debut in 1996 in the U.S. SCCA Formula Mazda in Formula racing. In 1998 he went to the Star Mazda West Coast at the start. He won a race and finished fourth in the championship. In 1999 he competed in the Star Mazda Series and became the first champion of this race series. 2000 Hand recovering from an accident he had sustained in a kart race. He went to only one race in the Barber Dodge Pro Series. In addition, he took part in the European winter series of Formula Palmer Audi and finished sixth.
In 2001, hand in the Atlantic Championship and went for DSTP Motorsports at the start. Hand won two races and finished the championship in third place. 2002, Hand participate only in the half - Atlantic Championship season. The other half of the season Buddy Rice was used. Hand scored with a third place the best placement for the team and finished the season in twelfth championship ranking. 2003 denied hand back the full season for DSTP Motorsports. With a second place as best result he finished the season starting in seventh place in the championship.
2004 was not a full time hand - cockpit single-seater racing and put his main focus finally on the GT sports. He competed in the Rolex Sports Car Series. He once won the GT standings and finished the season in sixth place from the GT championship. In addition, he still completed three single-seater race: He twice competed in the U.S. Formula BMW, once in the Atlantic Championship. In 2005 he won four times the GT standings in the Rolex Sports Car Series and finished the season fourth in the GT championship.
2006 hand concentrated on his involvement in the American Le Mans Series ( ALMS). With three podium finishes in the GT2 class, he finished seventh in the GT2. In addition, he participated in four races in the Rolex Sports Car Series. In 2007, he was 22 in the GT2 in the American Le Mans Series. In addition, he made his debut in the DP class of the Rolex Sports Car Series and participated in three races. He also appeared in two races in the SCCA World Challenge and a race in the GT standings of the Rolex Sports Car Series. 2008 graduated from the hand full season in the DP rating of the Rolex Sports Car Series and was a podium placement 13 In addition, he participated four times in the GT2 class of the ALMS. 2009 went hand in the Grand-Am Koni Challenge at the start and was with a win 15 of the GS standings. He also participated in a BMW M3 E92 in the ALMS. He once won the GT2, finishing in 20th place this rating.
2010 was hand in three racing series active in a BMW. Together with his teammates Dirk Müller he once won the ALMS GT- rating and was seventh in the standings. In addition, he was with two wins third in the GS rating Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and once he won the GT rating of the Rolex Sports Car Series. 2011 remained active hand in all three race series. For Chip Ganassi Racing, he won on a Riley - BMW, the 24 - hour race at Daytona. In addition, hand decided the GT rating ALMS victories with three rating along with his teammates Dirk Müller for themselves. In addition, hand in 2011 debuted at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He took along with Dirk Müller and Andy Priaulx part in a BMW M3 GT2 and was 15th in the overall and third in LMGTE -Pro standings.
2012 joined hands with BMW in the DTM. He drove for Reinhold Motorsport and was teammate of reigning champion Martin Tomczyk. While his team-mate Bruno Spengler won the championship title, was hand as the worst BMW driver 20th overall. At the same time remained hand one more season with BMW in the ALMS, but did not occur at every race. He won in the GT class at the season opener and was seventh in the GT championship. He also took part once again in the 24 - hour race at Daytona and finished it in sixth place. 2013 changed hands within the BMW DTM teams to Racing Bart Mampaey. At the end of the season, he finished twelfth overall.
- 2005: Rolex Sports Car Series GT (4th place )
- 2006: ALMS, GT2 ( 7th place)
- 2006: Rolex Sports Car Series GT ( # 28 )
- 2007: ALMS, GT2 ( 22nd place)
- 2007: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( No. 56 )
- 2007: Rolex Sports Car Series GT
- 2007: SCCA World Challenge
- 2008: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( 13th)
- 2008: ALMS, GT2 ( place 46)
- 2009: Grand-Am Koni Challenge GS ( 15th place)
- 2009: ALMS, GT2 ( 20th place )
- 2010: Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, GS ( 3rd place)
- 2010: ALMS, GT ( 7th place)
- 2010: Rolex Sports Car Series GT ( 15th place)
- 2010: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( No. 49 )
- 2011: ALMS, GT (Master)
- 2011: Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, GS ( 18th place)
- 2011: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( place 23 )
- 2011: Rolex Sports Car Series GT ( place 42)
- 2011: International V8 Supercars Championship ( 68th place )
- 2012: DTM ( 20th place )
- 2012: ALMS, GT ( 7th place)
- 2012: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( place 31 )
- 2013: DTM ( 12th place)