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Michael Mario Andretti

professional , company executive

Michael Mario Andretti, American racing company executive, retired professional race car driver. Achievements include holding the record for career racing victories with 42; won more races, more poles, and led more laps than any other active Championship Auto Racing Teams Champ car driver; came out of retirement in 2006 to place third at the Indianapolis 500 just behind his son Marco. Founder Michael Andretti Foundation, since 2003.

Background

Andretti, Michael Mario was born on October 5, 1962 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Mario Andretti and Dee Ann (Hoch).

Education

High School diploma, Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Career

Professional race car driver Bertil Roos, 1980-1981, Carl Haas Racing, Arciero Racing, GTC Racing, Garvin Brown Racing, 1982, Ralt American, Preston Henn Racing, 1983, Kraco Racing, 1983-1988, Alfa Romeo, Hendrick Motorsports, Conte Racing, 1987, Newman/Haas Racing, 1989-1992, McLaren International Ltd., 1993, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, 1994, Newman/Haas Racing, 1995-2000, Team Motorola, 2001—2003, Andretti Racing, 2003—2007. Retired, 2007

Vice president Andretti Enterprises Inc., Nazareth, since 1986, Andretti Development Company Inc., Nazareth, since 1987, Andretti/Piazza Sports Cafes, Race Rock Theme Restaurants. Owner Andretti Toyota, Andretti Scion, Andretti Ford, Andretti Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, Andretti Global Development.

President Michael Andretti Powersports, since 1999. Chief Executive Officer Andretti Green Racing, chairman, since 2006.

Achievements

  • Achievements include holding the record for career racing victories with 42. Won more races, more poles, and led more laps than any other active Championship Auto Racing Teams Champ car driver. Came out of retirement in 2006 to place third at the Indianapolis 500 just behind his son Marco.

Membership

Founder Michael Andretti Foundation, since 2003.

Connections

Married Sandra Spinozzi, 1985 (divorced 1996). Children: Marco, Marissa. Married Leslie Andretti, December 24, 1997 (divorced).

1 child Lucca; Married Jodi Ann Paterson, October 7, 2006.