Allmendinger wins first NASCAR pole

AVONDALE, Ariz., April 9 (UPI) -- A.J. Allmendinger won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup pole of his career Friday and will start out front in Saturday's Subway Fresh Fit 600.
John Andretti qualifies for the Indy 500

John Andretti qualifies for the Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 17 (UPI) -- John Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay were the final qualifiers Sunday on Bump Day at the Indy 500 time trials.

Robby Gordon fined for rules violations

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- NASCAR has penalized driver Robby Gordon 100 points for rules infractions at last Sunday's Daytona 500 at the Daytona Beach, Fla., International Speedway.

Bobby Labonte goes to Petty Enterprises

PHOENIX, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Bobby Labonte and Petty Enterprises announced Friday that he will join Petty Enterprises in 2006.

Mears wins NASCAR pole

LONG POND, Pa., July 30 (UPI) -- Casey Mears won the pole Friday for Sunday's Pennsylvania 500 with a lap of 171.720 miles per hour around the 2.5-mile track.

Kasey Kahne wins NASCAR pole

FONTANA, Calif., April 30 (UPI) -- Rookie Kasey Kahne won his third career Nextel Cup pole in just his 10th start Friday as he took the top spot for the Auto Club 500.

Andretti fastest in Brickyard practice

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- John Andretti, without a full-time ride and driving a fourth Dale Earnhardt Inc. entry at the Brickyard 400, was the fastest driver in practice Friday.

John Andretti fired by Petty Enterprises

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 10 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver John Andretti, who has won just two races in his career, was fired Tuesday by Petty Enterprises.

NASCAR Starting Grid

DOVER, Del., May 30 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR MBNA Armed Forces 400 at Dover International Speedway:

NASCAR Starting Grid

CONCORD, N.C., May 23 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway:

NASCAR Starting Grid

RICHMOND, Va., May 2 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Saturday night's NASCAR Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond International Raceway:

NASCAR Starting Grid

FONTANA, Calif., April 25 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR Auto Club 500 at California Speedway:

NASCAR Starting Grid

MARTINSVILLE, Va., April 11 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway:

NASCAR Starting Grid

TALLADEGA, Ala., April 4 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway:

NASCAR Starting Grid

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 28 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR Samsung/Radio Shack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway:
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John Andretti
CHP98100307 - 03 OCTOBER 1998 - CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA: John Andretti sits in his #43 STP Pontiac waiting for morning practice to begin, October 3. Andretti starts the NASCAR UAW-GM 500 Winston Cup Race, October 4, in the fourth row. UPI iw/mb/Michael Bush

John Andretti (born March 12, 1963 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania), is an American race car driver. He currently drives the #38 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Front Row Motorsports. He has won in CART, NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters, endurance racing and NASCAR stock car racing. He was the last NASCAR driver to win a Cup Race for the famous Petty Enterprises team.

Andretti's father, Aldo Andretti, had his racing career cut short due to a racing accident. He also has a younger brother named Adam Andretti who has also competed in several racing series; they are both nephews of IndyCar racing legend Mario Andretti (Aldo's twin), cousin of Mario's sons Michael and Jeff. Andretti is the godson of four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A. J. Foyt. The Andretti family became the first family to have four relatives (Michael, Mario, Jeff, and John) compete in the same series (CART). In 1990, 1991 and 1992, they had four family members competing in the Indy 500.

Andretti has one win (Australia, '91) and 61 top-10s in 74 career races in CART. He joined the PPG Indy Car World Series (CART) in 1987, winning the Rookie of the Year award. In 1988, Andretti made his debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, racing as high as seventh before mechanical problems forced him to finish 21st.

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