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Andy Granatelli dead at 90

Mon., Dec. 30, 2013

Andy Granatelli, the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur, has died. He was 90. Granatelli’s son, Vince, said his father died Sunday of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif. Granatelli is a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. “Everything he did was bigger than life,” Vince Granatelli said. Andy Granatelli’s cars nearly won the Indianapolis 500 in 1967 and ’68 with turbine engines. He broke through in 1969 with Mario Andretti driving his winning car with a conventional engine. In 1973, Gordon Johncock gave Granatelli another Indy 500 victory. – Associated Press



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