Mario Andretti

Italian-American racing driver

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Mario Gabriele Andretti is an Italian-born American former racing driver, one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport. He is one of only two drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR. He also won races in midget cars, and sprint cars. During his career, Andretti won the 1978 Formula One World Championship, four IndyCar titles, and IROC VI. To date, he remains the only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500 (1969), Daytona 500 (1967) and the Formula One World Championship, and, along with Juan Pablo Montoya, the only driver to have won a race in the NASCAR Cup Series, Formula One, and an Indianapolis 500. No American has won a Formula One race since Andretti's victory at the 1978 Dutch Grand Prix. Andretti had 109 career wins on major circuits.

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Mario Andretti won the Indy 500 50 years ago, his grandson Marco will compete in the race this year. Watch as Marco races his father Michael on Sega.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 2 days ago

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As the 50th anniversary of his Indianapolis 500 victory approaches, Mario Andretti take us back to Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 4 days ago

Mario Andretti shares the stories of his strange path to victory in 1969 Indy 500 as the 50th anniversary approaches.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

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