John Andretti Wiki
John Andretti was born on March 12, 1963, and from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S. 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.
On January 30, 2020, he passed away at the age of 56 and his death was confirmed by his cousin, fellow driver, Marco Andretti, who tweeted on January 30, “Rest In Peace #JohnAndretti. The best godfather. Your passion for Motorsport was admirable. Always the good ones we lose too soon. #checkit4andretti.”
Family and fans are sharing the hashtag #CheckItForAndretti on social media. Marco Andretti tributed him on Twitter and wrote “Rest In Peace #JohnAndretti. The best godfather. Your passion for Motorsport was admirable. Always the good ones we lose too soon.”
— Marco Andretti (@MarcoAndretti) January 30, 2020
Later, a Tweet from Andretti Autosport confirmed his death, calling him an advocate for the sport, a dedicated teammate, a driven competitor, but also a loving father, husband, cousin, and friend.
John Andretti Career
Andretti retired in 2010 from NASCAR following 17 seasons of racing and in his career he competed in 393 races, winning twice and earning 37 top-10 finishes. Furthermore, he also appeared at the Indy 500 on five occasions and in total, made 10 appearances in the IndyCar circuit.
On March 31, 2010, Andretti announced that he would join forces with Richard Petty and Window World for two events. Earlier, in April 2009 Andretti and Richard Petty announced a joint venture with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, whereby Andretti would return to Indianapolis to drive the No. 43 car in the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
In his career, he won in CART, IMSA GTP, Rolex Sports Car Series, and NASCAR. Moreover, He was the first driver to attempt the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 doubleheader in 1994, finishing 10th at Indy for A.J. Foyt Racing and 36th at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Billy Hagan.
He also was among the winning sportscar team in the overall title at the 1989 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. In the NHRA, he raced a Top Fuel dragster in 1993 and reached the semifinals of a national event in Atlanta.
Last year, John said in an interview that his father was still attending his race while undergoing chemotherapy. He said “He came sprint car racing with me last weekend,” Jarrett said. “Goes to the car washes, up until 3 in the morning. “He’s going through chemo again, treatments and stuff. I’ve never seen it let him affect him. It’s an inspiration.”
John Andretti Family
How old was John Andretti? He was born on March 12, 1963, and from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S and he was 56 years old during the time of his death. He was the son of Aldo Andretti (Father) and is the twin brother of Mario Andretti.
He has two siblings: Adam Andretti (Brother) is an American racing driver and sister named Carolyn Andretti.
John Andretti Wife
He was married to his wife Nancy Andretti in 1987 and they shared three children Jarrett, Olivia, and Amelia. Where Jarett Andretti is an American racing driver from Charlotte, North Carolina.
John Andretti was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer after a colonoscopy in January 2017. After undergoing surgery to remove 12 to 14 inches of his colon, he thanked family and fans for their “overwhelming” support while encouraging those over 50 to be screened.
Andretti was shocked to find he had a massive tumor in his colon after undergoing a colonoscopy at 53 because his wife had been tested. He had shown no signs or symptoms before the diagnosis, NBCS report.
However, in May 2018, he suffered a relapse of cancer, which metastasized even further. He went through another round of chemotherapy for the rest of the year, which ended in January 2019. On January 30, 2020, he passed away after battling with cancer.
John Andretti Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of him is $23 Million USD as of 2019. He stands 5 feet 7 inch tall and weighs around 78KG.