John Andretti Bio – Wiki
John Andretti was born on March 12, 1963 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States. He was an American race car driver. He won individual races in CART, IMSA GTP, Rolex Sports Car Series, and NASCAR during his career.
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John Andretti Age
He was 56 years old.
John Andretti Family and Education
He was the son of Aldo Andretti, older brother of racer Adam Andretti, nephew of Mario Andretti, and first cousin to IndyCar champion Michael and Jeff Andretti.
Andretti was active in the Central Indiana community. Each year during the Brickyard 400 week, he worked up with 93.1 WIBC, and Dave “The King” Wilson, and General Mills to hold the Race for Riley, benefiting James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children.
Andretti graduated from Moravian College with a degree in business management and later reflected he would have been an investment banker or stock broker if he had not started racing.
From 2007, Andretti was a co-host of The Driver’s Seat with John Kernan on Sirius Satellite Radio’s NASCAR channel 90.
Andretti’s son, Jarett, was a USAC sprint car driver and later a driver in the GT4 America Series.
Andretti had one win (Australia, 1991) and 61 top-ten finishes in 74 career races in CART. He joined the PPG Indy Car World Series (CART) in 1987, winning the Rookie of the Year award. In his debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1988, Andretti reached as high as seventh place before mechanical problems forced him to finish 21st. The Andretti family became the first family to have four relatives (Michael, Mario, Jeff, and John) compete in the same series (CART). All four family members competed in the Indianapolis 500 in 1990, 1991, and 1992.
Death/ Cause of Death
In April 2017, Andretti disclosed that he had stage four colon cancer. His cancer battle, originally misdiagnosed as Stage III-A cancer, was widely publicized, with him starting a Twitter hashtag called #CheckIt4Andretti, as far as getting a colonoscopy.
After months of chemotherapy, Andretti was deemed cancer-free in late 2017. However, in May 2018, he suffered a relapse of the cancer, which metastasized even further. He went through another round of chemotherapy for the rest of the year, which ended in January 2019. The cancer relapsed yet again in late March 2019.
Andretti died on January 30, 2020 from colon cancer.[
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