Auto Racing Legend
A Moderated Conversation with Mario Andretti
His achievements became legendary: He won the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the Formula One World Championship and the Pikes Peak Hillclimb. He won the IndyCar Championship four times and was a three-time winner at Sebring. He drove with a passion and joy that few have equaled… and he won. Mario took the checkered flag 111 times during his career – a career that stretched five decades.
Today, he is a successful businessman off the track, serving as spokesman, associate and friend to top executives around the world. He has received hundreds of awards and recognitions. Among the most prestigious, he received the title of Commendatore from the Republic of Italy in 2006. His knighthood was the result not only of his spectacular racing career, but also his epic life story as a classic example of the immigrant made good in America. In 2008, the Library of Congress in Washington DC added him to its Living Legends list. And on the lighter side, but undoubtedly affirmation of his charisma and popularity, GQ Magazine named him one of “The 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time” (Feb. 2011).