Racing Legend Dan Gurney Dies

Legendary American auto racer Dan Gurney is dead. The 86-year-old Gurney died Sunday at his home in Southern California. Gurney was the first driver to win races in Formula One, NASCAR, and IndyCar. Gurney was America's premier international race driver of his day. He teamed with A.J. Foyt to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967, and a month later he won the Belgian Grand Prix [[ pree ]] in a car he built. Gurney pioneered a number of safety features. After he retired from driving, he turned his full attention to team ownership. His All-American Racing cars won nearly 80 races in open-wheel and sports car racing. Gurney was a Korean War veteran. He is survived by his wife Evi and three sons.

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