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30 Persons in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame:

A.J. Foyt

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The only driver to win the Indianapolis 500 (which he won four times), the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Also won the International Race of Champions all-star racing series in 1976 and 1977. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1990. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1988. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2001. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2000. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2009. Automotive Hall of Fame 2007. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Al Unser

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Unser
Also Known As:
Al Unser Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
younger brother of
Younger than Bobby Unser by 5 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Driver, CART series and Indianapolis 500 (which he won 4 times, including consecutive wins.) International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1998. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2016. New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame 1975.

Al Unser Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Unser Jr.
Nickname(s):
Little Al
Al Junior
Junior
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2009. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2009. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame 1994.

Andy Granatelli

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Granatelli
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Race car owner. CEO of STP. Owner of TuneUp Masters. Did television commercials. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2001. Cruisin' Hall of Fame 2002. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2011. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2013. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Automotive Hall of Fame 2003. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2003.

Bill Vukovich

Real/Birth Name:
William John Vukovich
Nickname(s):
Vuky
The Mad Russian
Vuke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Serbian ancestry. Formula One and Indy 500 driver. Killed in a crash at the Indy 500. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Bobby Rahal

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Woodward Rahal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

CART open-wheel series driver and team owner. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2004. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2009. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2004. SCCA Hall of Fame 2013. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Bobby Unser

Real/Birth Name:
Robert William Unser
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Al Unser by 5 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Drive Indianapolis 500. Won 3 times. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1997. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame 1973.

Chris Economaki

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Constantine Economaki
Nickname(s):
The Dean of American Motorsports
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 17 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of a pit reporter in the movies Stroker Ace, Six Pack. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1993. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2009.

Dan Gurney

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Sexton Gurney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formula One racing. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2006. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991. Riverside Sport Hall of Fame 2008. SCCA Hall of Fame 2014. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1982. Automotive Hall of Fame 2007. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2003.

Dario Franchitti

Real/Birth Name:
George Dario Mario Franchitti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Ashley Judd by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Italian ancestry. Resides in Tennessee. Movie Driven. Winner of the 2007 Indy 500 race, the 2010 race and the 2012 race. Also drives NASCAR races. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2014. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Eddie Rickenbacker

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Bickenbacher
Also Known As:
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
Nickname(s):
Fast Eddie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

No middle name at birth. Changed name during World War I. Hero in World War I with 26 aerial victories. Executive and owner of airlines including Easterm Airlines. Owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Scripts written for cartoon Ace Drummond. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994. Medal of Honor 1930. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1965. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Floyd Roberts

Real/Birth Name:
Floyd Marion Roberts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won the 1938 Indianapolis 500 with a then-record speed of 117.2 mph. Killed in the 1939 race. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Gordon Johncock

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Johncock
Nickname(s):
Gordy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, in 1973 and 1982. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1999. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2002.

Henry Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Ford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ford Motor Company founder. Developed the Model T. Also the Ford trimotor airplane. Automotive Hall of Fame 1967. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993. Irish American Hall of Fame 2011. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1984. Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

J.C. Agajanian

Real/Birth Name:
Joshua James Agajanian
Nickname(s):
J.C.
JC
Aggie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced "Ag-uh-jane-ee-un." The name "J.C." comes from his aunt calling him Jessie. Car owner and builder in auto racing. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2009. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1990. Motorcycle Hall of Fame 1999. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2002. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Jackie Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
John Young Stewart
Also Known As:
Sir Jackie Stewart
Nickname(s):
Flying Scot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formula One driver. In the 1971 Birthday Honours Stewart was created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Knighted 2001. Automotive Hall of Fame 2013. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1973. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1973.

Jim Hall

Real/Birth Name:
Jim Hall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Race driver and car builder. Formula One and CART. Chaparral cars. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Louis Chevrolet

Real/Birth Name:
Louis-Joseph Chevrolet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Became a US citizen 1915. Co-founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company in 1911. A founder in 1916 of the Frontenac Motor Corporation, which made racing parts for Ford's Model T. Raced cars he made, including the Indianapolis 500. Automotive Hall of Fame 1969. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995.

Mario Andretti

Real/Birth Name:
Mario Gabriele Andretti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
The same age as Aldo Andretti.
grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR and Indianapolis 500 and other auto racing. Became a naturalized United States citizen in 1964. Hoosier Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1970. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2000. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2008. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1990. Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1986. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Automotive Hall of Fame 2005. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2014.

Mauri Rose

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Rose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Indianapolis 500 racer, won 3 times. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996.

Michael Andretti

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Mario Andretti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

CART Indycar race driver. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2010. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2008. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Parnelli Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Rufus Parnell Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won Indianapolis 500 in 1963. Six IndyCar wins and twelve pole positions, four wins in 34 NASCAR starts. Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame 1976. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1990. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1991. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2002. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2008. Cruisin' Hall of Fame 2003. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Ralph DePalma

Real/Birth Name:
Raffaele De Palma
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Emigrated to the United States in 1893. Won the 1915 Indianapolis 500. Set a world speed record of 149.875 mph in 1919. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991. Motorcycle Hall of Fame 1998. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Rex Mays

Real/Birth Name:
Rex Houston Mays Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

AAA Championship racer. Killed in a crash at a race held at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995. Riverside Sport Hall of Fame 2007.

Rick Mears

Real/Birth Name:
Rick Ravon Mears
Nickname(s):
Rocket Rick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won the Indianapolis 500 four time, pole position 6 times. Team Penske Hall of Fame 2017. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1998.

Rodger Ward

Real/Birth Name:
Rodger M. Ward
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Midget cars and open wheel racing. Won at Indy twice. Auto Racing Hall of Fame. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2003. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995. National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Roger Penske

Real/Birth Name:
Roger S. Penske
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of IndyCar, NASCAR, and American Le Mans Series teams. Automotive Hall of Fame 2015. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1998. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2010. Team Penske Hall of Fame 2016.

Tom Sneva

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas E. Sneva
Nickname(s):
The Gas Man
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR races. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2005. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

William K. Vanderbilt

Real/Birth Name:
William Kissam Vanderbilt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Railroad (New York Central). Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.
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