But he has since gone on to prominence as an IndyCar team owner—and finally got that elusive Indy 500 win twice, actually , when the late Dan Wheldon won in 2005 and Dario Franchitti did so in 2007. Kinser is a specialist sprint driver and won a record 20 WoW series, 12 Knoxville Nationals, 12 Gold Cup Race of Champions, and 7 Kings Royal at Eldora. He also is the father of another IndyCar great, Michael Andretti, and grandfather of up-and-coming IndyCar driver Marco Andretti. And, from 1987 until 2001, he held the record for most Grand Prix victories in history. There has never been a better golf champion than Nicklaus.
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It has a soft and forgiving face and produces some outstanding distance that is hard to beat. After his retirement from racing, Fangio was presided as the honorary president of Mercedes-Benz. When he signed Mears to Team Penske, success was almost immediate. He earned a combined 69 national event wins—39 in Top Fuel and 30 in Funny Car—making him No. Brother Bobby won the Indy 500 three times and was just a tick behind Al in overall race wins in open-wheel competition with 35. What's more, he competed in a career that spanned from 1965 until 1994, nearly 40 years. Glidden set the standard in the Pro Stock class that would spawn other great drivers, including Warren Johnson, Jeg Coughlin and others.
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He is sixth in our list of Top 10 greatest Formula 1 drivers in the history of Formula 1 racing. Notes: One of golf's most recognizable players from the mid-70s to the mid-90s, Ballesteros pretty much owned the European Tour and -- to this day -- is that Tour's all-time winningest player. He had won 5 Formula 1 championship. Renault had dismissed his serious concerns to improve the engine if they were to remain competitive. Top 10 Greatest F1 Drivers in of All Time Truly the 1st greatest and most honorable champion of the world, Juan Manuel Fangio, famously known as El Chueco, was an Argentinian F1 racing car driver.
Races: 99 Wins: 27 Championships: 3 Pole positions: 17 6. He put together 361 top-10s in 890 starts, even after his truly competitive years ended in 1999. Elo is a simple way to grade competitors based on a series of head-to-head results. His 2000 championship was a runaway over Dale Earnhardt. In 1985, he participated in his 2nd race in Portuguese Grand Prix where he achieved his first World Championship point. He almost made it six titles in seven years this season, but mechanical failure in the season finale at Homestead cost Johnson the title, eventually relegating him to a third-place season's finish. In 2013, he secured his sixth championship.
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Both of them are records for his age. The result was one of the best drivers of the year, and one of the best of all time. It may have been a problem in day-to-day living, but when he got behind the wheel at age four, his genius was unlocked as the awkwardness disappeared. Mears retired in 1992, but many fans and media experts feel he could have easily competed at least another five years or more, his game was still that high performance-wise. In the end, any list like this is going to leave some fans upset that their favorite driver wasn't included. He finished among the top 10 at 73 of the 164 majors he played. Cale Yarborough showed up to race, not talk, sign autographs or pal around.
In 1965, he participated in South African Grand Prix for the first time and achieved the 6th position. He remains a fan favorite to this day, even though his racing career as a driver was cut short by a near-fatal wreck at Pocono in 1988. In 1995, this legendary F1 champion died at the age of 84. The Spaniard has won 2 world championships. However, all it took to ignite a passion for racing was a family holiday. During his career, Senna was one of the most dominant and successful Formula One drivers of the modern era.