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One of the greatest and most versatile racing drivers of all-time.

Was the 1978 Formula 1 World Champion, IROC Champ in 1980, CART Champ in 1965, '66, '69, '84.

Winner of the 1969 Indianapolis 500, 1967 Daytona 500, 1969 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, and Daytona & Sebring endurance events.

Won the 1969 Indianapolis 500.

Won the 1967 Daytona 500.

Was the 1978 Formula 1 World Champion.

Won 52 races in USAC/CART racing competition. Won 12 races in Formula 1 competition, the most of any American driver.

Only man to win the Indy 500, Daytona 500, CART title and F1 title.

Moved to the US from Italy in 1955.

Has identical twin brother, Aldo Andretti.

Born in Croatia to Italian parents, he and his family spent several years after World War II in European refugee camps before emigrating to the US.

Uncle of race driver John Andretti.

Used to race for Paul Newman's Newman-Haas team.

Won more than $12 million in prize money.

Father of Michael Andretti, Barbara Andretti (Barbie Andretti) and Jeff Andretti.

Had planned to become a welder, but at age 19 he falsified a driver's license so he could pass for 21 and enter an amateur car race.

Became a U.S. citizen in 1964.

Like their father, both Michael Andretti and Jeff Andretti were Indy 500 Rookies of the Year, Michael in 1984 and Jeff in 1991.

During a practice lap before the qualifying sessions for the 1977 Indy 500, he became the first driver at the track to top 200 mph.

Father-in-law of Jodi Ann Paterson.

Grandfather of Marco Andretti, Marissa Andretti and Lucca Andretti.

Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2005.

In April 2003 he shook down one of his son Michael's IRL cars at Indy when the car flipped 30 feet into the air off Turn One, high enough to clear the fencing. He emerged unhurt in the second turn.

Mentioned in the 1973 song "Uneasy Rider" by The Charlie Daniels Band.