Andretti made his Rolex Sports Car Series debut in the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona, driving the No. Andretti won eight races in the 2003 Barber Formula Dodge Eastern Championship, and was champion in the Barber National and Southern class the following year.[2]. Marco Michael Andretti (born March 13, 1987) is an American auto racing driver who drives the No. Spitta Andretti is an avid fanfiction reader and an active particpant in the world of fandom. He continued his season with the first double header at Detroit, finishing 20th in the first race – his lowest finish of the season – and 6th in the second race, marking improvement between the two. Andretti failed to finish higher than eighth in the final three races, as he finished seventh in points. [19], On November 3, 2008, Andretti was confirmed to be racing for A1 Team USA at the second round of the 2008–09 A1 Grand Prix season. However, in May 2018, he suffered a relapse of cancer, which metastasized even further. John Andretti was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer after a colonoscopy … On June 25, 2011, Andretti won his second IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. "Marco Andretti "We're on par for a great season. Nancy Andretti is the wife of the late American race car driver, John Andretti, who died on January 30, 2020, from cancer. The eventual winner, Ryan Briscoe just missed the wreckage, as Andretti finished 21st. #checkit4andretti.”, Family and fans are sharing the hashtag #CheckItForAndretti on social media. In April 2017, Nancy’s husband disclosed that he was battling stage four colon cancer. 98. In the third race of the season at Motegi, Japan, Andretti spun out on the first lap of the race. The best godfather. He was an American race car driver and was the older brother of racer Adam Andretti, nephew of Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti, and first cousin to IndyCar champion Michael and Jeff Andretti. 98 car for Andretti Herta Autosport in the IndyCar Series. He also raced earlier the same day in the American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock Park. 27 comments . He has two siblings: Adam Andretti (Brother) is an American racing driver and sister named Carolyn Andretti. Andretti ran his first night race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the first race of the 2008 season, with a 2nd-place finish behind Scott Dixon. This Website provides you with the latest information and Knowledge on Hollywood and News. He said “He came sprint car racing with me last weekend,” Jarrett said. [16], On February 7–8, 2007 Andretti participated in a second Honda Racing F1 test for two days in Jerez, Spain. The couple was blessed with three children Jarrett, Olivia, and Amelia. His father Aldo Andretti, retired from driving a race car after he nearly died in an accident. [17] His (unofficial) fastest time on February 8, in changeable conditions, was less than one second slower than that of the 2005 and 2006 Formula One World Drivers' Champion Fernando Alonso's fastest lap.[18]. #checkit4andretti pic.twitter.com/WtpSPDzdsV, — Marco Andretti (@MarcoAndretti) January 30, 2020. [2] He won three times – at St. Petersburg, the Liberty Challenge, and Sonoma – and finished 10th in points despite only starting half the races. With his Rookie of the Year performance in May at the Indianapolis 500, he became the third Andretti to finish in the top five in his first Indianapolis 500 appearance, after father Michael (5th in 1984 Indianapolis 500) and grandfather Mario, who finished third in 1965. Andretti finished second to Sam Hornish, Jr. in the second closest finish in Indianapolis 500 history at a margin of 0.0635 seconds. John was a loving husband and father, a devoted son and a trusted cousin. The 2007 season was not as successful for Andretti. He failed to finish ten times and only completed 7 races. Switch to the dark mode that's kinder on your eyes at night time. After the race, Andretti said he was "frustrated" with the finish because he had not been below fourth all race. Marco Andretti tributed him on Twitter and wrote “Rest In Peace #JohnAndretti.