CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebring honors Dan Gurney with turn name

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebring honors Dan Gurney with turn name

SEBRING, Fla. (March 15, 2002) -- One of America's greatest racing legends now has a turn named in his honor at one of America's most famous racing tracks. Dan Gurney, a charter member of the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame, has been...

SEBRING, Fla. (March 15, 2002) -- One of America's greatest racing legends now has a turn named in his honor at one of America's most famous racing tracks.

Dan Gurney, a charter member of the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame, has been further honored by the naming of the famous "Big Bend" portion of the Sebring circuit "Gurney Bend."

The winner of the Sebring 12-hour race as a driver in 1959, and again as a car owner in 1992 and 1993, Gurney is a living legend in motorsports. He has won in Formula One, Indy Cars, NASCAR and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt (1) won in a GT-40 Mark IV.
Photo by Ford Motor Company.

Despite the numerous honors in his illustrious racing career, the Sebring honor marks the first time that he has had a portion of a race track named for him.

Gurney is one of more than 30 former winners of Sebring who are participating in ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the classic race this weekend.

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Series ALMS , Formula 1 , IMSA Others , IndyCar , Le Mans , SCCA , USAC
Drivers Dan Gurney , A.J. Foyt