Saturday, July 3, 2010

Road Course Trophy Named

With 44% of the vote, the fans have honored Mario Andretti with the road and street course trophy naming rights. Winner of 23 road and street courses races throughout his long career, Andretti will join A.J. Foyt who was announced at Texas Motor Speedway a few weeks ago as the oval trophy honoree.

Road & Street course voting breakdown:

Mario Andretti 44%
Alex Zanardi 25%
Dan Gurney 12%
Al Unser Jr. 10%
Mark Donohue 8%

“I was full of pride when I learned the road racing trophy would bear my name and that it was determined by a fan vote. It’s the ultimate compliment years after I retired, to have the fans remember me this way. That’s the really great thing about fans.  They keep you humble and grounded.  They let you know when you mess up, and applaud your successes.  And if you’re fortunate along the way, you make a lot of friends for life.” - Mario Andretti
(Photos courtesy of the IZOD IndyCar Series)


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