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Danny Sullivan


Daniel John (Danny) Sullivan III (Born March 9, 1950 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former racing driver from the United States. He participated in 15 Formula One grands prix, all during 1983, debuting on March 13. He scored two championship points.

The following year, 1984, Sullivan returned to America where he competed in the CART (Championship Auto Racing Teams) open-wheel series winning the Indianapolis 500 in 1985. The "spin and win" footage of his red and white Miller American doing a 360 down the short chute at Indy after passing Mario Andretti for the lead has been played on countless motorsports programs. Recovering from the spin undamaged except for flat-spotted tires, Sullivan went into the pits for new rubber, then returned to the track and passed Mario a second time to go on for the win. Danny would set the pace at Indy again in 1988, leading 91 of the first 101 laps, until he drifted out and hard into the turn 1 wall. Nevertheless, he went on to win the CART series title for Roger Penske that year.

In 1986, Sullivan was a guest star on the television show Miami Vice, playing a race car driver accused of murdering a prostitute.

Complete Formula One Results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Team WDC Points
1983 Tyrrell BRA
11
USAW
8
FRA
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
5
BEL
12
USAE
Ret
CAN
DSQ
GBR
14
GER
12
AUT
Ret
DUT
Ret
ITA
Ret
EUR
Ret
RSA
7
Tyrrell 17th 2

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Indianapolis 500 Winners
Four-time winners

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Three-time winners

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Two-time winners

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One win

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