Mario Andretti


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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.
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, 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.

Andretti, Mario

(1940–  ) auto racer; born in Trieste, Italy. After spending over three years in a displaced persons camp after World War II, he came to the U.S.A. with his family at age 15. From the time he won the United States Auto Club national driving championship in 1965 and 1966, he emerged as one of auto racing's most versatile drivers. He was the only person to have won the Daytona 500 (1967), the Indianapolis 500 (1969), and the Grand Prix world driving championship (1978). His son, Michael Andretti, also became a championship auto racer.
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In the 41 years he ran the hall of fame, Randazzo inducted more than 270 athletes, including Joe DiMaggio, Mary Lou Retton and Tony Esposito; gathered artifacts including Mario Andretti's Indy 500 race car, Rocky Marciano's first heavyweight championship belt and swimmer Matt Biondi's Olympic gold medals; and helped the organization raise money for scholarships.
Specific instance was assembled 35 years ago and sold to the American race car driver of Italian origin Mario Andretti. The Countach LP 5000 S is equipped with a 4.8-liter 371 horsepower engine that has been overhauled.
1971: American driver Mario Andretti claimed the first of his 12 grand prix wins in South Africa.
The Spaniard became only the third Formula One champion to win the race after Phil Hill (1964) and Mario Andretti (1972).
The Spanish racer is aware of the task ahead of him and he praised the likes of Graham Hill and Mario Andretti, who both drove in different disciplines and succeeded.
Dee Ann Andretti, the wife of famed driver Mario Andretti and matriarch of one of the most prominent families in motorsports, has died.
Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire (Feb 23 - 25) HEAVEN for motorsport fans, this show has a hall of fame, including the Lotus 79 that took Mario Andretti to the world title, along with the Ralt 3 that Martin Brundle raced against Ayrton Senna.
chessthemusical.com Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire (Feb 23 - 25) Motorsport fans will be heaven in the hall of fame - with the Lotus 79 that took Mario Andretti to the world Championship and the Ralt 3 Martin Brundle raced against Ayrton Senna, as well as displays of what rally cars can do.
Mario Andretti, the 1978 Formula One world champion, led the tributes to Gurney.
Speaking of driving, one of my favorite quotes of all time comes from Mario Andretti, who stated, "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
Mario Andretti sounded nervous in a press conference the day before his semiautonomous motorcar (SAM) showdown against paralyzed racecar driver Sam Schmidt.
The film paints a rich and detailed portrait of a trailblazer, who never gave up on his dream and fashioned a dynasty that lives on to this day, and includes contributions from Formula One stars such as Chris Amon, Mario Andretti, Alastair Caldwell, Emerson Fittipaldi, Howden Ganley, Dan Gurney, Lothar Motschenbacher and Sir Jackie Stewart.