Danny Sullivan

Racing Driver
Born Mar 9, 1950

Daniel John "Danny" Sullivan III is a former racing driver from the United States. He is best known for winning the 1985 Indianapolis 500.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Danny Sullivan.


1950 Birth Born on March 9, 1950.


1982 32 Years Old In 1982, he made his début in the PPG Indycar series, and was recruited by the Tyrrell Formula One team for the season at the request of primary sponsor Benetton, who wanted an American driver.
1983 33 Years Old Sullivan competed in the fifteen races of the 1983 season, scoring two points with a fifth place at the Monaco Grand Prix and finishing seventeenth in the World Drivers' Championship. … Read More
1984 34 Years Old For 1984, Sullivan returned to North America, where he competed in the CART PPG Indy Car series, winning the 1985 Indianapolis 500. … Read More
1988 38 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Sullivan won the 1988 CART Championship, and placed third in points in 1986. … Read More


1990 40 Years Old Sullivan's last year with Penske Racing was 1990. … Read More
1991 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, Sullivan switched to the Patrick Racing Alfa Romeo team.
1992 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Sullivan won two more CART races between 1992 and 1993, driving for Galles-Kraco Racing. … Read More
1994 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Sullivan took a sabbatical from Indy car racing, and joined ABC/ESPN as a color commentator. … Read More
1995 45 Years Old He returned to CART racing for one final year in 1995. … Read More
1996 46 Years Old He returned to ABC-TV for 1996–1998. … Read More


2010 60 Years Old He was the drivers' representative on the stewards' panel for the 2010 German Grand Prix and served in the same post for the 2010 Singapore Grand Prix and the 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix.
2011 61 Years Old Sullivan and Michael Andretti were inducted into the Motorsports Walk of Fame on April 15, 2011, along the route of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which both men have won. … Read More
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