In an emotional evening of adoration, the Who’s Who of motorsports gathered to honor Mario Andretti Thursday night at the 4th annual International Motor Racing Research Center Award Dinner held at the Corning Museum of Glass.
Those that could not attend sent in video tributes including Bobby Unser, Dan Gurney, Nick Craw, James Hinchcliffe, Richard Petty, Linda Vaughn, Scott Pruett, Roger Penske, Don Prudhomme, George Follmer, and more.
The IMRRC, a research and archival library focused on the history of all types of racing and all race tracks worldwide, presented Andretti with its annual Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports.
Andretti is considered by many to be the greatest driver in the history of the sport, posting victories at virtually every level of racing in a career that spanned five decades
The award memorializes Cameron R. Argetsinger, founder and organizer of the first races at Watkins Glen almost 70 years ago. It was established to honor a person who is recognized universally for having advanced and improved the sport, who brings prestige to motorsports and who demonstrates commitment to the future of racing.