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Captain of the Auto Industry, Andy Granatelli, passes away at age 90

Press Release:



Chicago, IL (January 5, 2014) – The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame has learned this morning of the passing of Andy Granatelli, Class of 1980 Inductee. He was 90. One of the greatest motorsports’ promoters of all time, Granatelli once said, “People say, ‘He’s flamboyant, he’s this, he’s that.’ That’s just me. I can’t help who I am. I was born supercharged.”

As former CEO of STP Motor Oil, Granatelli was also noted as an innovative designer and engineer, and car owner. He was rewarded with his first Indy 500 car winner in 1969 with his driver, Mario Andretti. Granatelli is also a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame America, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife Dolly and sons Vince and Anthony.



Brandt Bernat –, (312) 226-5566