John Andretti (born March 12, 1963) is an American race car driver. He is the older brother of racer Adam Andretti, nephew of Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti, and first cousin to IndyCar champion Michael and Jeff Andretti.
He has won in CART, IMSA GTP, Rolex Sports Car Series, and NASCAR.
Adam married Tabitha Eve on November 3, 2007, and they currently reside in Brownsburg, Indiana. Andretti is a graduate of the Skip Barber Racing School.
Andretti has one win (Australia, 1991) and 61 top-ten finishes in 74 career races in CART. He joined the PPG Indy Car World Series (CART) in 1987, winning the Rookie of the Year award. In his debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1988, Andretti reached as high as seventh place before mechanical problems forced him to finish 21st.
The Andretti family became the first family to have four relatives (Michael, Mario, Jeff, and John) compete in the same series (CART). All four family members competed in the Indianapolis 500 in 1990, 1991, and 1992.
In 1991 he won the only race of his CART career, winning the Gold Coast Grand Prix in Surfer's Paradise, Australia. He finished a career-best fifth in the 1991 Indianapolis 500. A week later, at the Milwaukee Mile, Michael, John, and Mario became the only known family in motor sports history to finish first, second, and third respectively in a major auto race.
In 1994, he became the first driver to attempt the "double," racing in the Indy 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C., on the same day.
The 1994 Indy 500 was his last appearance in that race until 2007. John also holds the distinction of being only one of three drivers in Motorsport History to have both driven a Top Fuel Dragster in an NHRA National Event, and to quality and race in the Indianapolis 500 ( the other two being Danny Ongais and Art Malone).
1990 NHRA Funny Car Champion 1991 NHRA Funny Car Champion 1993 NHRA Funny Car Champion 1994 NHRA Funny Car Champion 1995 NHRA Funny Car Champion 1996 NHRA Funny Car Champion 1997 NHRA Funny Car Champion 1998 NHRA Funny Car Champion 1999 NHRA Funny Car Champion 2000 NHRA Funny Car Champion 2001 NHRA Funny Car Champion 2002 NHRA Funny Car Champion 2003 NHRA Champion Owner (Tony Pedregon, Funny Car) 2004 NHRA Funny Car Champion 2006 NHRA Funny Car Champion 2009 NHRA Champion Owner (Robert Hight, Funny Car) 2010 NHRA Funny Car Champion 2013 NHRA Funny Car Champion .