Meet Racing Legend Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti, that’s right, YOU can meet THE Mario Andretti! For those of you who don’t know who this iconic racing legend is, let’s take a quick drive down the decades.

mario andretti COTA experiencesAndretti had a career that lasted five decades. He was named Driver of the Year in three different decades (the 60s, 70s, 80s), Driver of the Quarter Century (in the 90s), and the Associated Press named him Driver of the Century in January 2000. He is a racing icon, legend, ‘god’ –you name it, he’s it. Also, he is considered, to this day, the greatest race car driver in the history of the sport.

He won the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the Formula One World Championship and the Pikes Peak Hill climb. He won the Indy Car National Championship four times and was a three-time winner at Sebring. He won races in sports cars, sprint cars and stock cars, on every surface available. Arriving to America from Italy at age 15, he has won at almost every level of motorsports since then.

CAREER WINS / 111 total

52 - Indy Car victories (USAC and CART)
12 - Formula One victories (FIA)
9 - Sprint car victories (USAC)
9 - Midget victories (ARDC, NASCAR and USAC)
7 - Formula 5000 victories (SCCA/USAC)
7 - World Sports Car victories (FIA)
5 - Dirt track victories (USAC)
4 - Three-Quarter Midget victories (ATQMRA)
3 - IROC victories
2 - Stock car victories (NASCAR and USAC)
1 - Non-championship race

Click here to see Andretti’s wins in detail:

You’re Invited!

 Exclusive Thursday Night Party I bet you thought we were never going to get to this part! You’re invited to the Exclusive Thursday Night Party and Tower Viewing on… you guessed it! –THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30! Hosted by Circuit of The Americas Experiences, you will be overlooking the entire track for a spectacular panoramic view, followed by a private party featuring an open bar, gourmet dinner food stations, and a special Q&A and meet & greet with Mario Andretti! WOOHOO!

See this racing all-star answer up close and personal questions such as, what else is on his bucket list or what his favorite movie is. I know you are just dying to know, and to brag to all your friends and family. So, the million dollar question remains –if you could have the chance to meet such a well-respected and racing legend, you’d take that chance, wouldn’t you? OF COURSE YOU WOULD!

Circuit of The Americas Experiences will give you that chance to see Mario Andretti with the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin as the backdrop. Your weekend will be one for the memory books, experiencing the action up close with specular views paired with an open bar and gourmet foods. Need we say more?

Meet Mario Andretti at COTA!

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