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Mario Andretti Reacts To Historic Indianapolis 500 Result

Helio Castroneves made history over the weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by becoming just the fourth driver to win four times at the Indianapolis 500. At this year’s event on Sunday, nearly 135,000 fans took in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, setting a record for the largest crowd since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Castroneves added to the environment by overtaking Alex Palou down the final stretch to earn his first win at the race since 2009.
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Focused on the Finish Line: Linda rides with Mario Andretti at IMS

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- It's called the INDYCAR Fan Experience, and evening anchor Linda Jackson got to take it all in the other day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. INDYCAR staff members work with the folks from Ruoff Mortgage and with several former INDYCAR drivers, including the legendary...

Photo of The Week: Bobby Unser and Mario Andretti

For our inaugural Photo of the Week installation, we take a moment to remember Bobby Unser. Come back here every week for a snapshot of the most important happenings of the previous week, as illustrated in photos. Bobby Unser and Mario Andretti had a rough-and-tumble relationship at times on the...
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Mario Andretti Is Trying to Teach His Parrot to Swear

Mario Andretti has conquered some of the world's toughest challenges. He's defied the odds to become a Formula One world champion, secured four Indycar championships, and raced to victory in the Daytona 500. His biography is a stunning, unending list of accomplishments. But now he's taking on the toughest task of all: Teaching his bird, Gonzo, to use profanity.

Mario Andretti: Riding along with IndyCar’s coolest chauffeur

During the recent Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg, I got the chance to ride with the racing icon – and then caught up with him on raceday morning for some great stories – including the time he hung up the phone in disgust on country pop star Keith Urban, but it led to a date with Lady Gaga!

Drive like Mario Andretti in his 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV-6

In the United States, Mario Andretti is the racing driver whose name is likely best known among the general public. Over his decades-long career, Andretti has driven into the winner's circle numerous times and in a variety of racing series and venues. He is an ex-Formula One champion (1978), a four-time IndyCar champion, as well as an Indy 500 winner (1969). And while we mere mortals probably cannot drive like Mario Andretti, we can drive one of Mario Andretti's cars, specifically this 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV-6, which is currently for sale at classic-car vendor LBI Limited.

Mario Andretti hand signed Lotus 1978 | David Johnson | Limited Edition print

A striking Giclee print commemorating Mario Andretti and Lotus F1’s 1978 World Championship winning year. A striking Giclee print commemorating Mario Andretti and Lotus F1’s 1978 World Championship winning year. A must-have for a fan of Andretti and Lotus. Giclée, refers to the ink jet printing process used to produce...
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What PayFacs, Mario Andretti And Merchant Onboarding Have In Common

The old maxim “slow and steady wins the race” definitely does not apply when it comes to onboarding merchants to their payment processors. If onboarding is about assessing merchant risk — and it certainly is — speed matters. Payment facilitators and other providers strive mightily to reduce underwriting review and streamline merchant approval, which of course benefits their top lines. But with a blur of approvals comes heightened risk.

Mario Andretti, IndyCar two-seater return with Ruoff Mortgage backing

Mario Andretti and the two-seater IndyCar ‘Fastest Seat in Sports’ program will return this year with backing from new sponsor Ruoff Mortgage. The future of the popular program was cast into doubt in late 2020 after long-time sponsor Honda ended its 15-year association, but Ruoff’s arrival ensures that celebrities, dignitaries and influencers will continue to have the opportunity to ride in the passenger seat with the 81-year-old icon before NTT IndyCar Series events.

Joey Logano to Honor Mario Andretti with Darlington Throwback Scheme

With Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway just one month away, Team Penske surprised Joey Logano on Thursday’s (April 8) edition of NASCAR Race Hub unveiling his 2021 throwback paint scheme. Logano will have the same colors on his No. 22 Ford as Mario Andretti did for his first career Formula...

RETRO: Mario Andretti on his first F1 win with Ferrari, 50 years ago

The words “Andretti” and “Ferrari” just sound good together, and 50 years ago this weekend, they were best of the best in South Africa. In only his 10th start over four fractured seasons, Andretti scored his initial Formula 1 victory at Kyalami on March 6, 1971 driving for Ferrari; and it helped change the trajectory of his amazing career.