IndyCar: The Five Greatest Drivers Who Never Won At Indy

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Marco Andretti

The only active driver on this list, Marco Andretti has already had a litany of success and struggles in the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. He’s qualified and finished inside the Top Ten seven out of nine tries. Andretti is now in his 11th year of competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and he’s already cracked the top half of the list of all-time lap leaders in the ‘500’. He comes in at 40th with 141 laps led over his nine starts. He will likely add to that total after the green flag drops on this year’s edition of the race.

Andretti, who is part of a long line of Andretti’s with troubles at Indianapolis, had his worst defeat come in his very first attempt at the ‘500’. In 2006, he was a rookie competing with his father Michael when the duo found itself at the front of the pack late in the race. It was clear the younger Andretti had the better car and he proved it by passing his father and racing toward the finish. Unfortunately for him, Team Penske driver Sam Hornish Jr. was chasing him down. Hornish caught up coming out of the final corner and he passed the rookie on the frontstretch just before crossing the finish line.  Andretti gets another shot at Indy glory on May 29th.

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