Mario Andretti(redirected from Andretti, Mario (Gabriele))
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Andretti, Mario(ăndrĕt`ē), 1940–, American auto racing driver, b. Italy. He is the only driver to have won the Indianapolis 500 (1969), stock racing's Daytona 500 (1967), and the international Formula One championship (1978). He retired from Indy-car racing in 1994 with 52 victories, second only to A. J. FoytFoyt, A. J.
(Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr.), 1935–, American auto-racing driver, b. Houston. Foyt was the first person to win the Indianapolis 500 race four times (1961, 1964, 1967, 1977). He also won the Daytona 500 and, with Dan Gurney, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He was U.S.
..... Click the link for more information. , but continued his attempts to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Andretti is the head of a racing family that includes his son Michael Andretti, 1962–, also a noted Indy car driver; son Jeff; and nephew John.