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Mario Andretti

Biography

Previous Italian American Formula One and Indy race car drivers who managed 109 wins in main racing circuits throughout his career.? He spent amount of time in a refugee camp after Globe Battle II before arriving at America. He was called U.S. Drivers of the entire year in three different decades. He wedded Dee Ann Andretti in 1961. He elevated three kids called Michael, Jeff and Barbie Andretti. Juan Pablo Montoya became the next racer after him to earn the NASCAR Sprint Glass Series, Formulation One, and an Indianapolis 500.

Quick Facts


Full Name Mario Andretti
Date Of Birth February 28, 1940
Place Of Birth Motovun, Croatia
Height 1.71 m
Profession Race Car Driver
Nationality Italian, American
Spouse Dee Ann Andretti
Children Michael Andretti, Jeff Andretti, Barbie Andretti
Parents Luigi Andretti, Rina Andretti
Siblings Aldo Andretti, Anna Maria Andretti
Movies Super Speedway, Dust to Glory, The Racing Scene, NASCAR: A Decade at the Brickyard, Speed Merchants, Indianapolis 500: The 60s, Racing's Greatest Spectacle: ABC Sports: 40 Years at the Indy 500
Star Sign Pisces

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  • Filmography
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#Fact
1Shook down one of his son Michael's IRL cars at Indy when the car flipped thirty feet into the air off Turn One, high enough to clear the fencing - Mario emerged unhurt in the second turn. [April 2003]
2Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2005.
3Grandfather of Marco Andretti, Marissa Andretti and Lucca Andretti.
4Father-in-law of Jodi Ann Paterson.
5During a practice lap before the qualifying sessions for the 1977 Indy 500, he became the first driver at the track to top 200 mph.
6Like their father, both Michael Andretti and Jeff Andretti were Indy 500 Rookies of the Year, Michael in 1984 and Jeff in 1991.
7Became a U.S. citizen in 1964.
8Had planned to become a welder, but at age 19 he falsified a driver's license so he could pass for 21 and enter an amateur car race.
9Father of Michael Andretti, Barbara Andretti (Barbie Andretti) and Jeff Andretti.
10Won more than $12 million in prize money.
11Used to race for Paul Newman's Newman-Haas team.
12Uncle of race driver John Andretti.
13Born in Croatia to Italian parents, he and his family spent several years after World War II in European refugee camps before emigrating to the US.
14Has identical twin brother, Aldo Andretti.
15Moved to the United States from Italy in 1955.
16Only man to win the Indy 500, Daytona 500, CART title and F1 title.
17Won 52 races in USAC/CART racing competition. Won 12 races in Formula 1 competition, the most of any American driver.
181978 Formula 1 World Champion.
191967 Daytona 500 winner.
201969 Indianapolis 500 winner.
21Winner of the 1969 Indianapolis 500, 1967 Daytona 500, 1969 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, and Daytona & Sebring endurance events.
22Mario was the 1978 Formula 1 World Champion, IROC Champ in 1980, CART Champ in 1965,66,69,84.
23One of the greatest and most versatile racing drivers of all-time.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Turbo2013Dos Bros Customer Race Official (voice)
Cars2006Mario Andretti (voice)

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Speedway2000Documentary camera operator: principal on-board photography

Transportation Department

Transportation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bobby Deerfield1977driver: Formula 1 car

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cars2006special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 24 Hour War2016Documentary completedHimself
Jeopardy!2016TV SeriesHimself - Video Clue Presenter
Behind the Indianapolis 500 with Parnelli Jones2016DocumentaryHimself
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - 1978 F1 World Champion
Jay Leno's Garage2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Champion Racecar Driver
Extreme Weight Loss2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman2015DocumentaryHimself
Human Ignition2014DocumentaryHimself
12013DocumentaryHimself
How to Go Faster and Influence People: The Gordon Murray F1 Story2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - World Champion, Lotus
The Apprentice2012TV SeriesHimself - Mr. Trump's Driver
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Firestone Presents: My Finish Line2011TV MovieHimself
Hot Wheels: Fearless at the 5002011TV MovieHimself
Who Made You?2008TV Series documentaryHimself
A State of Vine2007Video documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2007TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Racecar Driver (segment "Simon Cowell")
Bullrun: Cops, Cars & Superstars III2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly2006TV SeriesHimself
Dust to Glory2005DocumentaryHimself
The Life Between2003DocumentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2001-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2002TV SeriesHimself
Super Speedway2000DocumentaryHimself
Home Improvement1992-1999TV SeriesHimself
Electric Playground1998TV Series documentary
Super Speedway: The Making of...1998Video documentary shortHimself - Driver
The Pretender1998TV SeriesHimself
Life and Times1997TV Series documentaryHimself
GamePro TV1996TV SeriesHimself
Lap of the Gods1992VideoHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1989TV SeriesHimself
Formule Villeneuve1983Himself
The Big Time1980TV Series documentaryHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1979TV SeriesHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports1978TV SeriesHimself - Driver
Speed Fever1978DocumentaryHimself
Good Morning America1977TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Race Car Driver
The Speed Merchants1972DocumentaryNarrator
Once Upon a Wheel1971DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1970TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
It Takes a Thief1970TV SeriesHimself
The Racing Scene1969DocumentaryHimself - Driver
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
1966 Indianapolis 5001966TV MovieHimself
1965 Indianapolis 5001965TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Steve McQueen2014DocumentaryHimself
AmeriCarna2014TV SeriesHimself
Formula 1's 60th Anniversary: Plus Ça Change2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - World Champion 1978
Great Grand Prix Racing Heroes2010TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Racecar Driver (segment "Simon Cowell")
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special1991TV MovieHimself

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1[on excellence] Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal--a commitment to excellence--that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
2If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.


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