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It’s been 15 years since Michael Andretti’s barrel roll at Mid-Ohio

Jul 29, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

Michael Andretti won twice at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course as a driver, in 1990 and 1991. He has yet to win as an owner. But he’s probably best remembered at the track for this barrel roll, which occurred in 1998.

Andretti was threading the needle between Patrick Carpentier‘s Player’s/Forsythe Racing Reynard-Mercedes and P.J. Jones‘ All American Racers Reynard-Toyota, but contacted Jones’ right front wheel. That sent him through the grass, in-between oncoming traffic heading into Turn 4 and into the gravel trap.

Mercifully and thankfully, Andretti emerged unhurt after the wild ride in his Newman/Haas Racing Swift-Ford. But it makes for one of the most incredible pieces of video in Mid-Ohio history.

  1. snoopyo - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    That family has had there share of accidents where they went for some wild rides with Michael at Mid-Ohio, Mario at INDY in 2003 and Marco at INDY in 2007 just glad they all were ok.

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