CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • First four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 (1961, 1964, 1967, 1977); won 1999 Indy 500 with driver Kenny Brack

  • Only driver to have started in 35 consecutive Indianapolis 500 mile races (1958-1992)

  • Only driver to have won the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans

  • Only driver to have won seven national Indy car championships

  • Won record 67 Indy car races  
  • Won 53 Indy car pole positions

  • Named "Driver of the Century" by Associated Press    

  • Named Pace Car Driver of 100th Anniversary of Indianapolis 500 in 2011

  • Named Grand Marshal of the 50th Anniversary 24 Hour Rolex at Daytona in 2012

  • Two IndyCar championships with drivers (1996) Scott Sharp and Kenny Brack (1998)
  • Only driver to win 20 USAC races in one year: 1961 (10 midget, 6 sprint, 4 Indy car); won 18 USAC races in 1964 (10 Indy car, 5 sprint, 3 stock car) 
  • American Sportscasters Association Sports Legend in 1993

  • Inaugural inductee into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1989

  • Only driver to have won USAC's national Indy car title and stock car championship in the same season: 1979

  • Won the International Race of Champions twice: IROC III and IV in 1976 and 1977

  • Won 14 major driving championships

  • Won seven NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) races; nine pole positions

  • Won the 24 Hours of Daytona twice (1983 and 1985)

  • Won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1985

  • Won over $6,000,000 in his driving career

  • 1975 Driver of the Year 

  • Holds record for most 500-mile Indy car victories: nine (four at Indy, four at Pocono, Pa. and one at Ontario, Calif.)

  • Holds record for best percentage for wins in one season: 77% in 1964 when he won 10 out of 13 races