Indianapolis 500 Family Participation

Temporary
Driver Year Relationship
Bobby Allison
Donnie Allison
1973, 1975
1970-1971
Brother
Brother
Mario Andretti
Michael Andretti
Marco Andretti
Jeff Andretti
John Andretti
1965-1978, 1980-1994
1984-1992, 1994-1995, 2001-2003, 2006-2007
2006-current
1991-1993
1988-1994, 2007-2011
Father
Son of Mario
Son of Michael
Son of Mario
Nephew of Mario
Tony Bettenhausen
Gary Bettenhausen
Merle Bettenhausen
Tony Lee Bettenhausen
1946-1948, 1950-1960
1968-1978, 1980-1982, 1986-1987, 1989-1993
1972 (passed driver's test)
1981-1988, 1990-1991, 1993
Father
Son
Son
Son
Georges Boillot
Andre Boillot
1914
1919-1921
Brother
Brother
Jack Brabham
Geoff Brabham
Matthew Brabham
1961, 1964, 1969-1970
1981-1987, 1990-1991, 1993
2016
Father
Son of Jack
Son of Geoff
Ronnie Bucknum
Jeff Bucknum
1968-1970
2005-2006
Father
Son
Duane Carter
Pancho Carter
Dana Carter
Johnny Parsons
1948-1955, 1959-1960, 1963
1974-1987, 1989-1991
1979 (bumped from field)
1974-1980, 1982-1983, 1985-1986, 1996
Father
Son
Son
Stepson
Arthur Chevrolet
Louis Chevrolet
Gaston Chevrolet
1911, 1916
1915-1916, 1919-1920
1919-1920
Brother
Brother
Brother
Derek Daly
Conor Daly
1983-1985, 1987-1989
2013, 2015-current
Father
Son
Ralph DePalma
John DePalma
Peter DePaolo
1911-1913, 1915, 1919-1923, 1925
1915
1922, 1924-1927, 1929-1930
Brother
Brother
Nephew
Earl DeVore
Billy DeVore
1925, 1927-1928
1937-1941, 1946, 1948
Father
Son
Bill Endicott
Harry Endicott
1911-1913
1911, 1913
Brother
Brother
Emerson Fittipaldi
Christian Fittipaldi
1984-1994
1995
Uncle
Nephew
A.J. Foyt Jr.
A.J. Foyt IV
Larry Foyt
1958-1992
2003-2005, 2007-2009
2004-2006
Grandfather
Grandson
Son of A.J. Jr.
Alfonso Giaffone
Felipe Giaffone
1997
2001-2006
Cousin
Cousin
Mike Groff
Robbie Groff
1991, 1994, 1996-1998
1997
Brother
Brother
C.G. Hartley
Gene Hartley
1924 (entered)
1950, 1952-1954, 1956-1957, 1959-1962
Uncle
Nephew
Thane Houser
Norm Houser
1926
1949
Father
Son
Parnelli Jones
PJ Jones
1961-1967
2004, 2006
Father
Son
Bernard Jourdain
Michel Jourdain Jr.
1989, 1991
1996, 2012, 2013 (did not qualify)
Uncle
Nephew
Bob Lazier
Buddy Lazier
Jaques Lazier
1981
1991-1992, 1995-2008, 2013-14, 2016-17
2000-2001, 2003, 2004 (relief driver), 2005-2007
Father
Son
Son
Arie Luyendyk
Arie Luyendyk Jr.
1985-1999, 2001-2002
2006
Father
Son
Jim McElreath
James McElreath
1962-1970, 1973-1974, 1977-1980
1977 (qualified too slow)
Father
Son
Rick Mears
Roger Mears
Casey Mears
1978-1992
1982-1983
2001 (Passed drivers test)
Brother
Brother
Son of Roger
Bruce Miller
Al Miller
1927 (attempted to qualify)
1932-1941, 1947
Brother
Brother
Johnnie Parsons
Johnny Parsons
1949-1958
1974-1980, 1982-1983, 1985-1986, 1996
Father
Son
Theodore Pilette
Teddy Pilette
1913
1977 (passed driver's test)
Grandfather
Grandson
Bobby Rahal
Graham Rahal
1982-1992, 1994-1995
2008-current
Father
Son
Jim Rathmann
Dick Rathmann
1949-1950, 1952-1963
1950, 1956, 1958-1964
Brother
Brother
George Robson
Hal Robson
1940-1941, 1946
1946-1948
Brother
Brother
Joe Russo
Paul Russo
Eddie Russo
1931-1934
1940-1941, 1946-1950, 1953-1954, 1956-1959, 1962
1955, 1957, 1960
Brother
Brother
Son of Joe
Max Sailer
Karl Sailer
1923
1923 (relief driver)
Uncle
Nephew
Tom Sneva
Jerry Sneva
Jan Sneva
1974-1990, 1992
1977-1980, 1982
1980 (participated in driver's test)
Brother
Brother
Brother
Louis Unser
Jerry Unser
Bobby Unser
Al Unser
Al Unser Jr.
Johnny Unser
Robby Unser
1940 (80-90-100-105 mph phases of driver's test)
1958
1963-1981
1965-1968, 1970-1990, 1992-1993
1983-1994, 2000-2004, 2006-2007
1996-2000
1998-1999
Uncle
Brother
Brother
Brother
Son of Al
Son of Jerry
Son of Bobby
Jacques Villeneuve
Jacques Villeneuve
1986
1994-1995, 2014
Uncle
Nephew
Bill Vukovich
Billy Vukovich
Billy Vukovich III
1951-1955
1968-1977, 1979-1980
1988-1990
Father
Son
Grandson
Bill Whittington
Don Whittington
Dale Whittington
1980-1983, 1985
1980-1983, 1985
1982
Brother
Brother
Brother
Justin Wilson
Stefan Wilson
2008-15
2016
Brother
Brother

 

Father and son combinations that have led the Indianapolis 500:

  • Al and Al Unser
  • Tony and Gary Bettenhausen
  • Bill and Bill Vukovich
  • Mario and Michael Andretti
  • Michael and Marco Andretti
  • Bobby and Graham Rahal

Father and son combinations that have won the Indianapolis 500:

  • Al Unser (1970-71, 78, 87) and Al Unser Jr. (1992, 94)

Brother combinations that have won the Indianapolis 500:

  • Al Unser (1970-71, 78, 87) and Bobby Unser (1968, 75, 81)

Brother combinations that have led the Indianapolis 500:

  • Louis and Gaston Chevrolet
  • Bobby and Al Unser
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