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Michael Andretti

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Born:  5 October 1962 Hometown:  Nazareth, Pennsylvania

A race car driver, 1991 CART IndyCar World Series Champion, Michael Andretti also competed in Formula 1 for 1993. Son of Mario Andretti and father of Marco Andretti.


Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Automotive Industries page on 1 March 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Michael Mario Andretti is an American former auto racing driver and current team owner. Statistically one of the most successful drivers in the history of American open-wheel car racing, Andretti won the 1991 CART PPG Indy Car World Series and amassed 42 race victories, the most in the CART era and fourth-most all time. Since his retirement from active racing, Andretti has owned Andretti Autosport, which has won four IndyCar Series championships and five Indianapolis 500 races.

He is the son of Formula One World Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti, and the father of current IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti.

Michael Andretti was born to Dee Ann and racing legend Mario Andretti, a race car driver who became a three-time IndyCar champion and the 1978 Formula One World Champion.

Following a successful career racing karts, winning 50 of his 75 races over eight years, Michael moved into racing cars. He obtained his SCCA National License in 1980, then won six races to claim the SCCA's Northeast Division Formula Ford championship in 1981. He also drove in a number of Formula Vee races in regional SCCA events. In 1982, he won six of the 11 races on his way to winning the Robert Bosch US Formula Super Vee Championship. He also won the opening race of the 1983 Super Vee season before he moved up to drive in Formula Atlantic, and won his second title by winning the FIA Formula Mondial North American Cup the following season. Although he made his international sports car debut at the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans, he was denied the opportunity to race, as the Mirage M12 he had chosen to race with his father was disqualified 80 minutes before the race was due to start. The father and son partnership returned to the Circuit de la Sarthe the following year, and were joined by Philippe Alliot in the Porsche Kremer Racing's Porsche 956, taking third place. Michael also raced alongside his father in the Riverside 6 Hours where they were joined by A. J. Foyt and Preston Henn, but the Porsche 935 failed to finish. The father and son duo paired up again the 1984 Daytona 24 Hours, this time in a full-works Porsche 962, which made its race debut. They took pole position, but during the race, the engine broke.


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1986 Kraco IndyCar Michael Andretti Advertisement Subject:  Kraco Michael Andretti Advertisement
Date:  1986
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Michael Andretti Car at the 1986 Miller American 200 Event:  1986 Miller American 200
Photographer:  John Walczak
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Michael Andretti Car at the 1986 Miller American 200 Event:  1986 Miller American 200
Photographer:  John Walczak
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Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - AMT 6713Kraco Special March 88C1988 CART Indy Car, 1:25 scale, Michael Andretti
Collector Card - 1991 All World Racing 13CHECKLIST IMichael Andretti K-Mart/Texaco Havoline #3
Collector Card - 1991 All World Racing 25Michael AndrettiK-Mart/Texaco Havoline #3
Collector Card - 1991 All World Racing 33Racing Relatives - The Andrettis John and MichaelSkoal/Kraco
Collector Card - 1991 All World Racing 66'89 Michigan 500 Winner Michael AndrettiK-Mart/Havoline #3
Model Kit - Revell 6263K-Mart/Havoline Indy CarSnapTite 1:32 scale, 1992 Michael Andretti


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
21 February 1994Indy Car Racing Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
25 February 1997CART Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
4 March 1997CART Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Carl Haas
10 March 1998CART Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
28 September 1998CART Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
16 March 1999CART Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
6 July 1999CART Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
16 March 2000CART Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
16 May 2000CART Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
26 September 2000CART Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Keith Bane
Tom Elliott
Barry Green
Kim Green
1 May 2001CART Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Mauricio Gugelmin
Joseph Heitzler
Bryan Herta
17 July 2001CART Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
27 February 2002CART Media ConferenceMario Andretti
Michael Andretti
Chris Pook
14 April 2002CART FedEx Championship Series: Toyota Grand Prix of Long BeachMichael Andretti
Max Papis
Jimmy Vasser
16 April 2002CART Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Michael Valiante
17 April 2002CART Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Adrian Fernandez
Paul Tracy
11 August 2002CART FedEx Championship Series: Grand Prix of Mid-OhioMichael Andretti
Patrick Carpentier
Christian Fittipaldi
13 September 2002CART FedEx Championship Series: The Sure for Men Rockingham 500Michael Andretti
Kenny Brack
Dario Franchitti
Cristiano da Matta
Darren Manning
Jackie Stewart
3 November 2002CART FedEx Championship Series: The 500Michael Andretti
Patrick Carpentier
Jimmy Vasser
3 February 2003Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Robbie Buhl
Gil de Ferran
Dario Franchitti
Tony Kanaan
Jacques Lazier
Scott Sharp
23 March 2003IndyCar Series: Purex Dial Indy 200Michael Andretti
Tony Kanaan
25 May 2003IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Michael Andretti
Tony Kanaan
6 July 2003IndyCar Series: Kansas Indy 300Michael Andretti
Bryan Herta
6 January 2004Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
21 March 2004IndyCar Series: Copper World Indy 200Michael Andretti
Scott Dixon
Tony Kanaan
Dan Wheldon
12 June 2004IndyCar Series: Bombardier 500Michael Andretti
Alex Barron
Dario Franchitti
Tony Kanaan
26 June 2004IndyCar Series: Suntrust Indy ChallengeMichael Andretti
Brian Barnhart
Helio Castroneves
Vitor Meira
Dan Wheldon
25 July 2004IndyCar Series: A.J. Foyt Indy 225Michael Andretti
Dario Franchitti
Sam Hornish, Jr.
Buddy Rice
22 August 2004IndyCar Series: Honda Indy 225Michael Andretti
Adrian Fernandez
Dario Franchitti
Dan Wheldon
29 August 2004IndyCar Series: Firestone Indy 225Michael Andretti
Dario Franchitti
Tony Kanaan
Dan Wheldon
2 September 2004Indy Racing League Media Conference: St. Petersburg AnnouncementMichael Andretti
Rick Baker
Tom Elliott
Dario Franchitti
Tony George
Barry Green
Ken Ungar
5 October 2004Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Kim Green
Tiago Monteiro
Kevin Savoree
17 October 2004IndyCar Series: Chevy 500Michael Andretti
Kim Green
Tony Kanaan
Kevin Savoree
6 March 2005IndyCar Series: Toyota Indy 300John Anderson
Michael Andretti
Sam Hornish, Jr.
Tony Kanaan
Dan Wheldon
3 April 2005IndyCar Series: Honda Grand Prix of St. PetersburgMichael Andretti
Dario Franchitti
Tony Kanaan
Dan Wheldon
3 July 2005IndyCar Series: Argent Mortgage Indy 300Michael Andretti
Tony Kanaan
16 July 2005IndyCar Series: Firestone Indy 200Michael Andretti
Dario Franchitti
31 July 2005IndyCar Series: Firestone Indy 400Michael Andretti
Bryan Herta
21 August 2005IndyCar Series: Honda Indy 225Michael Andretti
Robert Clarke
Dan Wheldon
27 August 2005Infiniti Pro Series: Sonoma 100Marco Andretti
Michael Andretti
Wade Cunningham
Jeff Simmons
28 August 2005IndyCar Series: Argent Mortgage Indy Grand PrixMichael Andretti
11 September 2005IndyCar Series: Peak Antifreeze Indy 300Michael Andretti
Helio Castroneves
Danica Patrick
Dan Wheldon
25 September 2005IndyCar Series: Watkins Glen Indy Grand PrixMichael Andretti
Tony Kanaan
Danica Patrick
Kevin Savoree
Dan Wheldon
16 October 2005IndyCar Series: Toyota Indy 400Michael Andretti
Dario Franchitti
Tony Kanaan
Vitor Meira
Danica Patrick
Dan Wheldon
20 December 2005Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMarco Andretti
Mario Andretti
Michael Andretti
Dario Franchitti
28 March 2006Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Kevin Savoree
2 May 2006Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Arie Luyendyk
Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
Al Unser, Jr.
7 May 2006Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMarco Andretti
Michael Andretti
13 May 2006IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Marco Andretti
Michael Andretti
Dario Franchitti
Bryan Herta
24 May 2006Andrettis' Hope Father-Son Combo Will Lead to Indy VictoryDavid Byrd
23 July 2006IndyCar Series: ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225Michael Andretti
Tony Kanaan
28 August 2006IndyCar Series: Indy Grand Prix of SonomaMarco Andretti
Michael Andretti
27 May 2007IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500Michael Andretti
Dario Franchitti
Kim Green
Kevin Savoree
6 September 2007Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Scott Dixon
Chip Ganassi
Mike Hull
Tony Kanaan
Kyle Moyer
18 March 2009Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMarco Andretti
Michael Andretti
Tony Kanaan
1 December 2009Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Danica Patrick
31 March 2010Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
John Andretti
Blair Ingle
Richard Petty
18 April 2010IZOD IndyCar Series: Toyota Grand Prix of Long BeachMichael Andretti
Ryan Hunter-Reay
17 April 2011IZOD IndyCar Series: Toyota Grand Prix of Long BeachMichael Andretti
Mike Conway
25 June 2011IZOD IndyCar Series: Iowa Corn Indy 250 Presented by PioneerMarco Andretti
Michael Andretti
28 September 2011Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMario Andretti
Michael Andretti
11 January 2012Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
James Hinchcliffe
16 May 2012Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
16 June 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Milwaukee IndyFest presented by XYQMichael Andretti
Ryan Hunter-Reay
23 June 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Iowa Corn Indy 250Michael Andretti
8 July 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Honda Indy TorontoMichael Andretti
2 September 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRTMichael Andretti
5 September 2012Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
15 September 2012IZOD IndyCar Series: MAVTV 500 IndyCar World ChampionshipsMichael Andretti
15 January 2013Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Ryan Hunter-Reay
24 March 2013IZOD IndyCar Series: Honda Grand Prix of St. PetersburgMichael Andretti
9 May 2013Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Kurt Busch
12 June 2013Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMichael Andretti
Ryan Hunter-Reay
15 June 2013IZOD IndyCar Series: Milwaukee IndyFestMichael Andretti
23 June 2013IZOD IndyCar Series: Iowa Corn Indy 250Michael Andretti


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