Phoenix Raceway to mark 25th anniversary of Andretti’s final win

Mario Andretti’s final career win at Phoenix in 1993 will be celebrated next April when IndyCar returns to the track for the second round of the 2018 season.

Phoenix Raceway to mark 25th anniversary of Andretti’s final win
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The weekend will be filled with events celebrating Andretti as one of racing’s icons, as well as Phoenix Raceway’s open-wheel history. The event will be highlighted by a reunion of the drivers who participated in the 1993 IndyCar race that culminated in Andretti’s 52nd and final open-wheel victory, while racing for the legendary Newman/Haas Racing team.

Fans will also be able to interact with drivers Bobby Rahal, Arie Luydendyk Sr. and Lyn St. James in a panel discussion and autograph session.

“There’s no more important name in motorsports than Mario Andretti,” said Phoenix Raceway president Bryan R. Sperber. “He is also a cultural icon and his name resonates around the world with fans and non-fans alike.

“To be in a position to host the anniversary celebration of his final open-wheel victory at Phoenix Raceway is truly special. I can’t wait to welcome back the drivers and racecars that created history here 25 years ago.” 

That victory was Andretti’s fourth at Phoenix, and at 53 years, one month and seven days old, he became the oldest recorded IndyCar winner. It also made him the first driver to win Indy car races in four different decades and the only driver to win an automobile race of any kind in five consecutive decades.

Andretti, who is second in Indy car's all-time race winning list behind great rival AJ Foyt, still holds IndyCar records for most starts (407), most pole positions earned (67), most laps led (7,595) and most career top-three finishes (144). Phoenix Raceway will celebrate his remarkable accomplishments through special merchandise, trading cards, a tribute panel and special commemorative items for the fans.

A corral of historic cars will be featured on the DC Solar Power Pavilion and in partnership with Classic Racing Times, racecars from the 1993 IndyCar field will also be present.

Tickets to all events throughout the special “reunion” weekend at Phoenix Raceway will be available online at PhoenixRaceway.com, by phone at 1-866-408-7223 or in person at the Phoenix Raceway ticket office.

 

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