The Most Famous Indy 500 Driver: Ranking the Legends

Choose the driver you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 3, 2024 08:12
Rev up your engines and get ready to cast your vote in the ultimate showdown of racing legends! StrawPoll presents the high-octane ranking of the most famous Indy 500 drivers of all time. From iconic champions to unforgettable underdogs, we've got them all lined up at the starting grid, and it's up to you to decide who takes the checkered flag. Will it be the unstoppable A.J. Foyt or the fearless Mario Andretti? Or perhaps a dark horse contender will steal the spotlight? Zoom into the action, vote for your favorite speedster, and if you feel we're missing a key player, don't hesitate to suggest an addition. It's time to hit the gas and let your voice be heard in the race to crown the greatest Indy 500 driver ever!

Who Is the Most Famous Indy 500 Driver?

  1. 1
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    A.J. Foyt
    SarahStierch · CC BY 4.0
    He won the Indy 500 four times and is considered one of the greatest drivers in the history of the race.
  2. 2
    34
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    He won the Indy 500 in 1969 and is one of the most successful drivers in the history of motorsports.
    Mario Andretti in other rankings
  3. 3
    23
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    He won the Indy 500 four times and is considered one of the greatest drivers in the history of the race.
  4. 4
    17
    votes
    He won the Indy 500 four times and is one of the most successful drivers in the history of the race.
  5. 5
    20
    votes
    He won the Indy 500 three times and is one of the most popular drivers in the history of the race.
    Helio Castroneves in other rankings
  6. 6
    11
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    He won the Indy 500 three times and is considered one of the greatest drivers in the history of the race.
  7. 7
    10
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    Wilbur Shaw
    El Gráfico · Public domain
    He won the Indy 500 three times and is considered one of the most influential drivers in the history of the race.
  8. 8
    9
    votes
    Bobby Unser
    SarahStierch · CC BY 4.0
    He won the Indy 500 three times and is one of the most successful drivers in the history of the race.
  9. 9
    9
    votes
    She is the most successful female driver in the history of the Indy 500 and helped to raise the profile of the race.
  10. 10
    3
    votes
    He won the Indy 500 in 1965 and is considered one of the greatest drivers in the history of motorsports.
    Jim Clark in other rankings

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About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Indy 500 driver. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or driver is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!

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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each driver once every 24 hours. The rank of each driver is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous indy 500 driver

The Indy 500 is one of the most prestigious and historic auto races in the world. Held annually since 1911, the race draws top drivers from around the globe to compete for the coveted Borg-Warner Trophy. Over the years, many legendary drivers have made their mark on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but only a select few have achieved true fame and glory. From A. J. Foyt to Mario Andretti to Helio Castroneves, the list of Indy 500 greats is long and impressive. So who is the most famous Indy 500 driver of all time? Let's take a closer look at the contenders and see.

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