Jeff Andretti

Jeff Andretti

Infobox NASCAR driver

Name = Jeff Andretti
Birthdate = birth date and age|1964|4|14
Total_Truck_Races = 3
Years_In_Truck = 1
First_Truck_Race = 1999 Pronto Auto Parts 400K (Texas Motor Speedway)
Last_Truck_Race = 1999 NAPA Autocare 200 (Nazareth Speedway)
Awards = 1991 CART Rookie of the Year

Jeff Andretti (born April 14 1964 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is an American race car driver, with Italian heritage. He competed in CART, and was the series' Rookie of the Year in 1991.

Racing career

From 1990 until 1994 he drove in the CART IndyCar series. He has driven in the Indianapolis 500 three times, with a best finish of 15th in 1991 in his first start at the track. In his second attempt at the "500" a year later in 1992, he became yet another victim of the infamous Andretti Curse at the famed race track when a right rear wheel came loose off his car at Turn 2 and crashed violently head-on into the wall, smashing both his legs. The accident pretty much hampered if not all together ended Jeff's career at least in terms of his competitiveness, since he was never the same again afterwards. He later managed however, to come back and race IndyLights for Canaska in 1995 and North American Supertouring Cars for Ford in 1996.

Jeff made 3 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts in 1999 in the #94 EML Rockfort Entertainment Chevrolet.

Andretti family

Jeff is the youngest son of the legendary Italian-born Mario Andretti, younger brother of Michael Andretti, and uncle of Marco Andretti. Jeff is the nephew of Mario's twin Aldo Andretti and cousin of Aldo's son's John Andretti and Adam Andretti . The Andretti family became the first family to have four relatives (Michael, Mario, Jeff, and John) compete in the same series (CART). cite web | author=Schwartz, Larry | title=Mario Andretti synonymous with racing | publisher=ESPN | work=Motorsports Hall of Fame of America | url= | accessdate=2007-02-22 ]

Indy 500 results


External links

* [ Official website for the Andretti family]
* [ Champ Car Stats]

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