Proud American: Mario Andretti talks to Fox News Autos about the 50th anniversary of his Indy 500 win

May 24, 2019 397

BY: Gary Gastelu

Mario Andretti became the Mario Andretti of legend on May 30, 1969. That’s the day he won his first and only Indianapolis 500 in commanding fashion, defeating second-place Dan Gurney by nearly two laps. He never took the checkered flag at The Brickyard again, but had an epic driving career that stretched into the 1990s.

It included a Formula 1 championship in 1978 and over 100 major race wins across various disciplines that cemented his place as perhaps the greatest and most versatile racing driver of all time and turned his name into a synonym for speed.


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