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Michael Costello (R)

#8 Jay Howard Driver Development


Birthdate: January 15, 2007
Hometown: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Residence: Naples, Florida
Instagram: @mcostelloracing
Facebook: Michael Costello Racing
YouTube: Michael Costello Racing




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Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight: 5’7” / 130 lbs.

Education: High School Junior

Hobbies: Fishing, hanging out at the beach, working out, cooking

Race Track Ties: St. Petersburg is within two hours of my home in Naples

Charity work: We are starting an organization to bring awareness to Speech Apraxia

Favorite sport to watch: Football (Miami Dolphins)

Best meal I can cook by myself: Steak

Talent I wish I had: To get good grades without studying

Bucket list: Win the Indy 500 and celebrate with a trip to Ibiza

The one person I would most like to meet and why: Post Malone because he seems like a really cool guy and is very respectful

Racing goal: Win the Indy 500 and be a multi-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion

Racing hero: Fernando Alonso

Interesting notes about me: I was born on my exact due date, which was Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday too, and at 2 years old I drove a go-kart at a real track with a perfect race line while my friend went the wrong way.

Career results:


  • Finished fifth in rookie season of the F4 United States Championship powered by Honda with three race wins, two additional podium finishes, six pole positions and five fastest race laps
  • First American driver to be signed by Fernando Alonso's A14 Management Group


  • Contested a full season of karting with Team Benik in SKUSA, Rok Cup and United States Pro Kart Series
  • Began testing cars with Team Benik


  • Junior class karting in SKUSA, Rok Cup and USPKS with multiple podium finishes, pole positions and fastest race laps


  • Won races, set fastest laps, gained pole positions with Team Benik in Mini class karting in SKUSA, Rok Cup and USPKS


  • Began National level karting with Team Benik in Mini class in SKUSA, Rok Cup and USPKS... only driver to win two New York State Championships in two separate classes on the same day.