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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | May 27, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- John Andretti can rest today, which might not seem like a big deal to a lot of people. But to Andretti, who has been the ultimate jet-setter this month and a man who plans to drive 1,100 miles Sunday, it is indeed a big deal."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2003
From the worst of times sometimes come the best of opportunities. That's John Andretti's take on his life right now. The Winston Cup driver has been without a full-time job since being fired by Petty Enterprises seven weeks ago. But tomorrow he'll drive a well-prepared Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he had the fastest time in yesterday's first day of practice. And next week in Watkins Glen, N.Y., he'll be in the No. 0 Pontiac of Haas Racing.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | May 21, 1992
INDIANAPOLIS -- John Andretti is a fresh-faced 29-year-old who is not overcome by the family curse. The Andretti Curse.He is Mario Andretti's nephew.Michael Andretti's cousin.But this Andretti is more challenged than intimidated."I want to be the next Andretti to win the Indianapolis 500," he said. "But that's not because I'm an Andretti. It's because I'm a racer and I'd want to win this race no matter what my name was. It's my dream."Many followers of IndyCar racing may doubt the possibility of that dream.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2002
From the moment Kyle Petty stepped into a race car at Daytona International Speedway in 1979, almost everyone wanted him to succeed. The public did because he was the son of seven-time champion Richard Petty. The media did because he was a joy to interview, just as his dad was and is. And over the years, wanting Kyle Petty to do well hasn't changed - though the reasons may have. Now, almost everyone wants him to win not only because he is Richard's son, but also because it might brighten the day of a man who lost his own son, Adam, to a racing accident.
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June 3, 1991
Andrettis--Michael, John and Mario--take first three positions in MilwaukeeMILWAUKEE -- Michael Andretti ran away with the Miller 200 yesterday, beating cousin John Andretti by 22.48 seconds.Mario Andretti, Michael's father and teammate, was a lap behind in third on Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway's one-mile oval.Michael Andretti finished fifth a year ago here after running out of fuel while leading just two laps from the end.The fourth Andretti in the race, Michael's younger brother, Jeff, was 11th among the 12 entries running at the end.Al Unser Jr., the defending race and Indy-car series champion, led early in the race but went out after 87 of the 200 laps with an engine problem.
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July 8, 1991
CLEVELAND -- The pass was less daring but just as effective yesterday, as Michael Andretti got past Emerson Fittipaldi and went on to a victory in the Cleveland Grand Prix.Andretti, who picked up his second win in a row and third of the season, made a heart-thumping move between Fittipaldi and Rick Mears two weeks ago at Portland, Ore. He got away with it and won the race.This time, it took the second-generation Indy-car star until the 53rd of 85 laps on the 2.37-mile, 10-turn temporary road circuit to get to the front for good.
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March 18, 1991
John Andretti notches first Indy winJohn Andretti came up yesterday with his first Indy-car victory by taking the inaugural Gold Coast Indy, the first CART race outside of North America.Andretti, who turned 28 Tuesday, continued the tradition of his racing family, joining his uncle, Mario, and cousin, Michael, as winners on the Indy-car circuit.The winner took the top spot four laps from the end when three-time series champion Rick Mears lost control and his five-second lead.As he tried to pass the slower cars of Randy Lewis and Dean Hall, Mears drove too deep into one of the 12 turns on the quick 2.793-mile circuit, sliding to a stop at the end of a runoff area as Lewis and Hall collided behind him.Andretti wound up beating Bobby Rahal to the finish line by 12.7 seconds, with Mears third, very nearly catching Rahal on the final lap.1.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1995
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- They have the driver name, the pedigree of champions in crew chief and ownership, and the money.Now all this hybrid team needs is a little time to find out if all the pieces fit."A truckload of money won't win championships without luck," said Tim Brewer, the crew chief on the Michael Kranefuss/Carl Haas team, whose car is driven by John Andretti. "You can have all the money in the world. But you need luck and you need a good driver and the want-to-do-it atmosphere.
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By THE STATE (COLUMBIA, S.C.) | February 11, 2001
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - As Bill Elliott headed into the media room after his extraordinary Daytona 500 pole-winning run yesterday, some wise guy commented that those Dodges sure ran faster without the sandbags. Elliott grinned, and gave one of those answers that really wasn't an answer. "All of the sand's on the beach," Elliott said. "I left all that sand on the beach." Regardless of whether Elliott and his fellow Dodge drivers were showing all of their cards in last month's tests at Daytona International Speedway, it is still a remarkable story.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | May 27, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- John Andretti can rest today, which might not seem like a big deal to a lot of people. But to Andretti, who has been the ultimate jet-setter this month and a man who plans to drive 1,100 miles Sunday, it is indeed a big deal."
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By THE STATE (COLUMBIA, S.C.) | February 11, 2001
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - As Bill Elliott headed into the media room after his extraordinary Daytona 500 pole-winning run yesterday, some wise guy commented that those Dodges sure ran faster without the sandbags. Elliott grinned, and gave one of those answers that really wasn't an answer. "All of the sand's on the beach," Elliott said. "I left all that sand on the beach." Regardless of whether Elliott and his fellow Dodge drivers were showing all of their cards in last month's tests at Daytona International Speedway, it is still a remarkable story.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1995
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- They have the driver name, the pedigree of champions in crew chief and ownership, and the money.Now all this hybrid team needs is a little time to find out if all the pieces fit."A truckload of money won't win championships without luck," said Tim Brewer, the crew chief on the Michael Kranefuss/Carl Haas team, whose car is driven by John Andretti. "You can have all the money in the world. But you need luck and you need a good driver and the want-to-do-it atmosphere.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | May 27, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- John Andretti can rest today, which might not seem like a big deal to a lot of people. But to Andretti, who has been the ultimate jet-setter this month and a man who plans to drive 1,100 miles Sunday, it is indeed a big deal."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | May 27, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- John Andretti can rest today, which might not seem like a big deal to a lot of people. But to Andretti, who has been the ultimate jet-setter this month and a man who plans to drive 1,100 miles Sunday, it is indeed a big deal."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | May 26, 1992
INDIANAPOLIS -- A day after one of the most accident-ridden Indianapolis 500s in history, driver Bobby Rahal voiced embarrassment at the performance of his peers."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | May 21, 1992
INDIANAPOLIS -- John Andretti is a fresh-faced 29-year-old who is not overcome by the family curse. The Andretti Curse.He is Mario Andretti's nephew.Michael Andretti's cousin.But this Andretti is more challenged than intimidated."I want to be the next Andretti to win the Indianapolis 500," he said. "But that's not because I'm an Andretti. It's because I'm a racer and I'd want to win this race no matter what my name was. It's my dream."Many followers of IndyCar racing may doubt the possibility of that dream.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | May 26, 1992
INDIANAPOLIS -- A day after one of the most accident-ridden Indianapolis 500s in history, driver Bobby Rahal voiced embarrassment at the performance of his peers."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2003
From the worst of times sometimes come the best of opportunities. That's John Andretti's take on his life right now. The Winston Cup driver has been without a full-time job since being fired by Petty Enterprises seven weeks ago. But tomorrow he'll drive a well-prepared Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he had the fastest time in yesterday's first day of practice. And next week in Watkins Glen, N.Y., he'll be in the No. 0 Pontiac of Haas Racing.
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August 31, 1991
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Emerson Fittipaldi out-dueled Michael Andretti to win the provisional pole for tomorrow's Vancouver Molson-Indy, splashing through a rainy opening qualifying session for a fast lap of 89.979 mph.Andretti, who won the pole last year for the inaugural Indy-car race at the downtown Pacific Place exhibition grounds, wound up the runner-up in the first of two sessions of time trials with a lap of 88.130.With the daylong rain forcing the drivers to use grooved tires, rather than racing slicks, everyone fell far short of Andretti's 1990 record of 98.540, which was set on a slightly different track configuration.
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July 8, 1991
CLEVELAND -- The pass was less daring but just as effective yesterday, as Michael Andretti got past Emerson Fittipaldi and went on to a victory in the Cleveland Grand Prix.Andretti, who picked up his second win in a row and third of the season, made a heart-thumping move between Fittipaldi and Rick Mears two weeks ago at Portland, Ore. He got away with it and won the race.This time, it took the second-generation Indy-car star until the 53rd of 85 laps on the 2.37-mile, 10-turn temporary road circuit to get to the front for good.
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