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NASCAR PEPSI 400 PRACTICE
John Andretti signs an autograph for a fan prior to the Nextel Cup "Happy Hour" practice for the Pepsi 400, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on July 2, 2004. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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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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