Mario Andretti

Nazareth PA

Mario is perhaps the greatest American driver in the history of the sport. He is one of only two drivers to win races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sports Car Championship and NASCAR He also won races in midget cars, sprint cars and drag racing. During his career, Andretti won the Indy 500, four IndyCar titles, the 1978 Formula One World Championship and IROC VI. To date, he remains the only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500 (1969), Daytona 500 (’67) and the Formula One World Championship; and, only one of two drivers (with Montoya) to have won a race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Formula One, and an Indianapolis 500. He was the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades (’67, ’78 and ’84). He is also one of only three drivers to win races on road courses, paved ovals and dirt tracks in one season, a feat that he accomplished four times. The senior Andretti is a member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (’90) and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame (’00). He was honored by the RRDC at its 2014 Annual Dinner at Long Beach.

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