I tell you, a couple years ago, I made the Daytona 500, and we shouldn't have or we weren't expected toJohn Andretti qualifies for the Indy 500 May 17, 2009
We had a good test here and that played a big part in itAndretti fastest in Brickyard practice Aug 01, 2003
The whole race track is blocked and you get hit from behind as you're hitting the guy in front of youMulti car crash in practice Oct 20, 2001
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.