Andy Granatelli, Parnelli Jones and crew at the 1967 Indy 500

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It’s been two years since his death, but this Indy 500 icon sure made an impression with the history of STP and the Indianapolis 500 race.

196876Andy Granatelli, “Mr. 500”, an automotive legacy, who’s charismatic ability to promote and advertise will forever be engraved in the history of racing. Wether it’s the famous kiss with Andretti, STP innovations, the iconic “STP pajama’s” for his crew to wear, or the introduction of turbine-powered race cars. This man, “Mr. 500”, sure knew how to “Drive with IMAGE”.

Granatelli changed the sponsorship, the innovating methods, and history in racing creating an ever lasting image for drivers and fans of the sport. He paved the future for advertising and set a high standard for selling his products.

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