Watkins Glen, NY — Mario Andretti will be honored by the International Motor Racing Research Center with the 2017 Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports.
IMRRC adds Mario to the list of Argetsinger awardees. photo: Andretti1.com
IMRRC will bestow the Argetsinger Award at its Aug. 31 gala dinner presented by NASCAR, International Speedway Corp., Watkins Glen International and IMSA at the Corning Museum of Glass in nearby Corning, N.Y.
At this time, the IMRRC is placing names on a wait list for the dinner (which precedes the Verizon IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen weekend at Watkins Glen International) and those on the list will be notified as seats become available.
Andretti will join previous honorees Chip Ganassi, Richard Petty and Roger Penske for the award that memorializes Cameron R. Argetsinger, founder and organizer of the first races at Watkins Glen almost 70 years ago.
Andretti has supported the work of the Racing Research Center since its opening in 1999. He serves on the Center’s Drivers Council and twice has been chairman of the annual membership campaign.
“The Racing Research Center is doing valuable work, taking care of the history of racing. The collections are a great source of information, and they’re always expanding,” Andretti said. “This success shows that we in racing understand how important the work is, and I’m proud to have been involved with the Center from the beginning.”