Johnny Rutherford

Fort Worth TX

A three-time winner of the Indy 500, “Lone Star J.R.” is a tireless ambassador for American motorsports. In addition to the ’74, ’76 and ’80 Indy titles, won 24 other champ car races and 23 poles. Was ’80 CART Champion. In ’86 won all three 500-mile champ car races, a first. Won ’63 Daytona 500 qualifying race in his first NASCAR drive and competed in five IROC championships. Member of three motorsports Halls of Fame. JR was honored by the RRDC at its Annual Dinner at Long Beach.

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