6, 2014) - The Little 500 Hall of
Fame announced that John Andretti will be
the guest speaker at the 25th annual Little
500 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on May
24 at Anderson (IN) Speedway. The ceremony
will take place the afternoon of the 66th
Annual Pay Less Little 500.
Andretti is a NASCAR and INDYCAR Series
competitor who got his start racing open wheel
cars in the Midwest. Andretti is the nephew of
1969 Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti.
Andretti enjoyed tremendous success as a driver
during his career. He began his professional
racing career racing the United States Auto Club
(USAC) Midget Series. He captured several USAC
wins and the 1983 USAC Indianapolis Speedrome
Midget championship during his brief Midget
Andretti, considered one of the most versatile
race drivers during the modern era, found
success at every level he competed in, including
wins in the 1989 at the 24 Hours of
Daytona, in the inaugural Australia CART event
in 1991, the 1997 Pepsi 400 at Daytona, and the
1999 Goody’s Body Pain 500 in Martinsville.
In 1994, he became the first driver to compete
in the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
and 600-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at
Charlotte (NC) Motor Speedway on the same day.
Andretti’s son, Jarett Andretti, will be
competing in his first Little 500 on May 24. On
April 27, Jarett finished fourth at the Glen
Niebel Classic USSA Sprint Car event at Anderson
Speedway in his second pavement sprint car race
of his career. The elder Andretti interestingly
never competed in the Little 500 during his
driving career. He will be witnessing his first
Little 500 on May 24.
The Little 500 Hall of Fame will formally induct
the “Class of 2014” at the induction ceremonies.
Inductees include: Dave Steele, Butch Brooks,
and the late Pete Allen and the late Tom Stenger.
The 25th annual Little 500 Hall of Fame
Induction ceremony will take place at Anderson
Speedway on Saturday afternoon May 24th. Seating
is limited at this year’s luncheon, so advance
tickets will be the only way to guarantee a
seat. Please order your tickets as soon as
possible by calling (765) 288-4587.