One of auto racing's best-known drivers and a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. In 1973 he claimed his first Indy 500 win when rain ended the race after 332.5 miles. He won his first and only driving title in 1976 with 12 top five finishes. In 1982, he won the closest Indy 500 on record with a .16-second victory, captured first place in the Michigan 500 and earned a personal best $486,791. He began his profilic Indy Car racing career in 1964 and has earned 107 top-five and 154 top-ten finishes in 260 career Indy car starts. Inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.