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John Martin (American racing driver)

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Martin at the 2014 Indianapolis 500.

John Martin (March 30, 1939 – November 20, 2019)[1], was a driver in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1970-1977 and 1979-1980 seasons, with 52 career starts, including the 1972-1976 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 17 times, with his best finish in 5th position at Ontario Motor Speedway in both 1973 and 1975. His best points result was 11th in the 1975 USAC National Championship.

Martin was a native of Long Beach, California.

Indianapolis 500 resultsEdit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1971 Brabham Offy Failed to Qualify
1972 Brabham Offy 14th 16th
1973 McLaren Offy 24th 8th
1974 McLaren Offy 22nd 11th
1975 McLaren Offy 16th 27th
1976 King Offy 15th 21st
1977 Eagle Offy Failed to Qualify
1978 Eagle Offy Failed to Qualify
1979 McLaren Offy Failed to Qualify
1980 Wildcat DGS Failed to Qualify
1981 McLaren Offy Failed to Qualify
1982 Vollstedt Offy Failed to Qualify


  1. ^ Miller, Robin (November 21, 2019). "IndyCar veteran John Martin dies at age 80". Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. Retrieved November 21, 2019.

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