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John Andretti

John Andretti, Le Mans, 1985. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

John Andretti, Le Mans, 1985. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

John Andretti, Indianapolis 500, 2008. Copyright Michael Portaro (www.mp2photography.com), 2012. Used with Permission.

John Andretti, Indianapolis 500, 2008. Copyright Michael Portaro (www.mp2photography.com), 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

12 Mar 1963
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

12 (1988-2011)

Nephew of Mario. Better known as a NASCAR driver. Now over the age of 50, Andretti has stopped full-time racing, but until recently, still appeared in special events. However, in 2017, John was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer and is fighting the disease as best he can and treatment seemed to be going well. However in 2018, it was announced his cancer had returned and has spread. Andretti also focuses on other projects, including charitable work for sick children in the Indianapolis area. He also recently designed The Stinger, an Indy-concept car, based on the 1911 winning Indy car, the Marmon Wasp and John is obtained the signatures of over 250 fellow Indianapolis 500 starters on the car, so that was auctioned at the 100th Indianapolis 500 in 2016. Andretti also coaches and manages his son's racing career, and does a huge amount of public speaking, coaching and PR work.

Biography last updated 29 May 2018