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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
By United Press International

Hunter-Reay gives Andretti Milwaukee win

WEST ALLIS, Wis., June 16 (UPI) -- Ryan Hunter-Reay dominated the late stages of the Milwaukee Mile Saturday, giving promoter Mario Andretti an IZOD IndyCar Series win at his event.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.
By United Press International

Andretti named Knight of Republic

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Racecar driver Mario Andretti has been given the Italian title of Knight of the Republic for his contribution to the sport, the Italian consul in New York says.

Marco Andretti wins the latest IRL race

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Marco Andretti captured Sunday's Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, Calif.

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.

Mario Andretti escapes injury in wreck

INDIANAPOLIS, April 23 (UPI) -- Mario Andretti made a frightening return to the cockpit of an Indy car Wednesday when he was involved in a crash with Kenny Brack, just a minute before a test s

Michael Andretti announces retirement

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Michael Andretti's storied career will come to an end when the checkered flag drops for the Indianapolis 500 on May 25.
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Mario Andretti, left, and Jack Nicholson walk down the racetrack before the start of the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, on May 30, 2010., in Indianapolis, In. UPI /Mark Cowan
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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.

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