An Andretti gives us a look into his brave battle with cancer

The Andretti family name is synonymous with speed. The family has spawned a handful of successful drivers from the Indy 500 winning patriarch Mario, to the third generation Indy racing Marco. John Andretti, Mario’s Nephew, has raced and won in CART, IMSA GTP, the Rolex Sports Car Series and NASCAR.

John, however, is in a much more difficult battle now than he ever faced on the track. Rare Country┬ádetails how John was diagnosed in January with┬áStage 3 colorectal cancer. Now advanced to stage 4, the cancer requires a strict treatment schedule, one that doesn’t allow for much else other than chemotherapy and surgeries.

The 53 year old ex racer was, however, able to secure a break in treatment for a major milestone in this father of three’s life. Walking his daughter down the aisle.

He has spent the rest of his time raising awareness and promoting regular colonoscopies since early detection is the best weapon in this fight.

Other drivers have been inspired and joined in to raise awareness for colon cancer screenings.

Next up in John’s battle is a surgery to remove cancer from his liver.

We wish him a successful surgery and a smooth recovery.

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