Tero Palmroth has moved from the fast-paced world of IndyCar racing, to the fashion world.

Palmroth became the first driver from Finland to start the Indianapolis 500, when he qualified for his first “500” in 1988.

Palmroth’s first-ever IndyCar race was that 1988 “500”, in fact, he had only gotten into an IndyCar for the first time just a few weeks before qualifying for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

Palmroth made four starts in the “500” with a top finish of 12th in 1990. The 12th place finish was also his best IndyCar finish in 12 career events.

Today, Palmroth has returned to Finland, and the family business, designing shoes. Palmroth’s Next Generation Shoes line is sold primarily in Scandinavia.

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