Pleased birthday: Dan Gurney turns eighty-five

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 9:47 PM

Gurney, who turns eighty-five today, was the first driver to ever win races in Formula One, IndyCar, NASCAR and the twenty-four Hours of Le Mans. He gave American racing a winner for the ages.

Pleased birthday: Dan Gurney turns eighty-five

Racing pioneer, team owner, car designer set a high standard of excellence

When it comes to American racing legends, Dan Gurney is at the top of the list.

Gurney, who turns eighty-five today, was the first driver to ever win races in Formula One, IndyCar, NASCAR and the twenty-four Hours of Le Mans. He gave American racing a winner for the ages.

In being awarded the Edison-Ford Medal for Innovation by the Henry Ford Museum in two thousand-fourteenth, Gurney was honored for possessing "a wide-ranging curiosity and hands-on attitude that's resulted in a no of innovations, including the downforce-increasing &#thirty-nine;Gurney flap.' The only American to win a Formula One race in a car he built himself, Gurney also brought British race car builder Colin Chapman and Ford Motor Co. together. The collaboration produced a Ford-powered Indy five hundred winner in one thousand nine hundred sixty-fifth. Chapman's Lotus chassis was the first rear-engine car to the win the five hundred, and rear-engine cars have won every race since."

Pleased birthday to a true racing hero!

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