John Andretti ( born March 12, 1963 in Bethlehem ) is an American race car driver. He started from 1987 to 1993 in the ICWS. From 1993 to 2010 he served in various NASCAR racing series, predominantly in the highest category of the Sprint Cup, active. Between 2007 and 2011 he took part in a total of ten races in the IndyCar Series.
John Andretti sprang from a well-known American racer family - the Andretti. His father Aldo is the twin brother of Mario Andretti, his younger brother Adam has also taken the profession of a racing driver. The sons of Mario and Cousins of John, Michael and Jeff have their racing careers now complete. Three times, in 1990, 1991 and 1992, drove four Andretti - John, Mario, Michael and Jeff - the 500-mile race at Indianapolis.
John Andretti was in 1987 made his debut in the CART series. In 1988, he went for the first time at the 500-mile race at Indianapolis at the start, scoring at the end of rank 21 Andretti contested 74 races of the CART series and came up 61 times in the top ten. His only victory he achieved in 1991 at the Gold Coast Grand Prix in Surfers Paradise. In the same year he reached the fifth place his best finish at Indianapolis.
Historically, the inlet at the Milwaukee Mile in 1991. In order Michael, John and Mario three pilots of a family stood on the podium for the first three. In 1994, he was the first driver who contested the 500-mile race at Indianapolis and the Coca- Cola 600 in one day. In Indianapolis, he was tenth and then flew to Charlotte to take on the Lowe 's Motor Speedway, where he finished 36th after technical problems.
In 1993 he made his debut in NASCAR at the North Wilkesboro Speedway. After a few team changes he arrived in 1995, the team of Mike cranes foot. With a Ford Thunderbird, he scored 500 in the Southern its first pole position and came in the championship five times in the top ten. In the overall standings he was 18th after a fifth place at 500 Hanes 1996, he celebrated 1997 at the Pepsi 400 race win his first NASCAR Winston Cup in what was then, now the Sprint Cup. In the 1998 season he won at Martinsville Speedway his second race and is still active in NASCAR. In 2006 Andretti drove his first and only full season in the NASCAR Busch Series. He currently drives a Chevrolet with the number 34 in the Sprint Cup for Front Row Motorsports.
Return to the single-seater
2007 John Andretti returned to the 500-mile race at Indianapolis in the Monopostosport. He went for Panther Racing at the start, but had the race after an accident after 95 laps prematurely. In 2008 he moved to Roth Racing and was a regular in the IndyCar Series. In 2009, he was in Indianapolis at the start and finished the race for Richard Petty Motorsports as Nineteenth. In 2010, Andretti for Richard Petty / Andretti Autosport two races of the IndyCar Series, including the Indianapolis 500, part and finished at the end of the 32th season overall. In 2011, he joined as the previous year for Richard Petty / Andretti Autosport at the Indianapolis 500. He finished the race in 22nd place.
Sports car racing
Since the late 1980s, John Andretti driving sports regularly and chariot races. He was in the IMSA GTP series at the start and drove there, the BMW M12. With his uncle Mario and his cousin Michael, he shared in 1988 a factory Porsche 962 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and finished sixth in the overall standings. His biggest success was the overall win at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1989. Again he drove a Porsche 962 and its team partners were Derek Bell and Bob Wollek.
- 2005: NASCAR Truck Series (No. 46)
- 2006 NASCAR Busch Series (No. 12)
- 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup ( No. 49 )
- 2007 NASCAR Busch Series (No. 147)
- 2007: IndyCar Series ( No. 35 )
- 2008: NASCAR Sprint Cup ( No. 62 )
- 2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series ( No. 53 )
- 2008: IndyCar Series (No. 30)
- 2008: Grand-Am Sports Car Series, DP ( No. 54 )
- 2009: NASCAR Sprint Cup ( # 36 )
- 2009: IndyCar Series ( No. 37 )
- 2010: NASCAR Sprint Cup ( # 71 )
- 2010: IndyCar Series (No. 32)
- 2011: IndyCar Series (No. 42)
Le Mans results
Individual results in the IndyCar Series