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Mario Andretti

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940) is a retired Italian American world champion racing driver, one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport. He is one of only two drivers to win races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR (the other being Dan Gurney). He also won races in midget cars, sprint cars, and drag racing. During his career, Andretti won four IndyCar titles (three under USAC-sanctioning, one under CART), 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 (1967) and the Formula One World Championship, and, along with Juan Pablo Montoya, the only driver to have won a race in the NASCAR Sprint 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. Andretti had a long career in racing. He was the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades (1967, 1978, and 1984). He was 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. With his final IndyCar win in April 1993, Andretti became the first driver to win IndyCar races in four different decades and the first to win automobile races of any kind in five. In American popular culture, his name has become synonymous with speed, similar to Barney Oldfield in the early twentieth century and Stirling Moss in the United Kingdom. Description above from the Wikipedia article Mario Andretti licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 28, 1940 In Montona, Istria, Italy -now Motovun, Istria, Croatia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Lap of the Gods
Latest Project:
Movie McLaren 2017-05-25
Known For
Poster of McLaren
Poster of The Routes to Roots: Napa and Sonoma
Poster of The Speed Merchants
Poster of Lap of the Gods
Movie Lap of the Gods Himself 2019
Movie McLaren Himself 2017-05-25
Movie The 24 Hour War Himself 2016-11-20
Movie The Routes to Roots: Napa and Sonoma Himself 2016-04-30
Movie Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman Himself 2015-05-08
Movie Cars Himself 2006-06-08
Movie Dust to Glory Himself 2005-04-01
Series Beyond the Glory Unknown 2001-01-07
Movie Super Speedway Himself 1997-01-01
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Series The Jeff Foxworthy Show Unknown 1995-09-12
Series Home Improvement Himself 1991-09-17
Movie 1981 FIA Formula One World Championship Season Review Himself 1981-12-31
Movie The Speed Merchants Himself 1972-01-01
Movie The Racing Scene Himself 1969-01-01