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Auto racer John Andretti dies after long battle with cancer

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 16:14:49-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Race car driver John Andretti has died.

Andretti, who lived in Brownsburg, Indiana, and was 56, battled cancer for the last three years.

His death was confirmed Thursday by Andretti Autosport.

John Andretti competed in many levels of racing, including 393 NASCAR races over 17 years.

He was in the Brickyard 400 11 times and the Indianapolis 500 12 times between 1988 and 2011.

His best finish in the 500 was 5th in the 1991 race.

This article was written by Tom Maccabe for WRTV .