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 Daniel Sexton Gurney 1931 - 2018

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Petr Hlavac
Jason Fitch
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Jason Fitch
Pro Driver
Jason Fitch


Number of posts : 664
Age : 42
Location : Frankfort, IN
Registration date : 2015-04-18

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Don't really think anymore needs to be said, So long Big Eagle!

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"You need to grab a hold of that line between Speed and Chaos and you need to wrestle it to the ground like a Demon Cobra!"

When in doubt and you can't figure it out...Just Stand on It!
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Petr Hlavac
Pro Driver
Petr Hlavac


Number of posts : 811
Age : 39
Location : Brno, Czech Republic
Registration date : 2015-01-11

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PostSubject: Re: Daniel Sexton Gurney 1931 - 2018   Daniel Sexton Gurney 1931 - 2018 Icon_minitimeMon 15 Jan 2018 - 8:24

I can't be thankful enough to Robin Miller, who spent a lot of time with Gurney, did a serie of short videos, spoke about dinners with the old guys like Dan, Mario, Parnelli Jones, A.J... There's a lot to learn from these legends. Dan's passing is very sad. Godspeed...

http://www.racer.com/more/viewpoints/item/146727-miller-gurney-all-american-treasure

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Alberto Ibañez
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Alberto Ibañez


Number of posts : 16788
Age : 119
Location : International Simracing Organisation
Registration date : 2010-09-17

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Oh no Sad 

It's so sad to see that generation of great drivers passing away one after another in the last years. I know it's life, and their time has comed, but there will be a big emptyness once they are all gone. Neutral

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Yves Plaçais
Racing Legend
Yves Plaçais


Number of posts : 1981
Age : 61
Location : Angers, France.
Registration date : 2008-12-18

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Mon souvenir de Dan Gurney restera toujours associé à mes premiers souvenirs des 24 Heures du Mans :

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Jacob Fredriksson
Racing Legend
Jacob Fredriksson


Number of posts : 1047
Age : 32
Location : Sweden
Registration date : 2014-01-15

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I was at the IMS museum at the same time as he and his family the day before the 500 in 2015. That felt like a huge honor, to stand feet away from him while they reminisced about his old cars.

Race in peace, legend.

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Happy and proud 1988 CART Champion! ~ 2017
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David Sabre
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David Sabre


Number of posts : 5340
Age : 57
Location : england
Registration date : 2012-02-25

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So sad Sad

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opinion/us-racing/dan-gurney-1931-2018
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Jukka Maattanen
Racing Legend
Jukka Maattanen


Number of posts : 1774
Age : 35
Location : Finland
Registration date : 2009-12-17

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A Finnish newspaper labeled Dan Gurney as the driver who started the tradition of spraying champagne on the podium, as if that defines the career of the great man. One of the true legends of motorsport, with achievements to his name most can only dream of, and one of my favourite drivers ever since I first played GPL.

Rest in peace, Dan.
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Jason White
Racing Legend
Jason White


Number of posts : 14725
Age : 44
Location : Ferndale, MI USA
Registration date : 2011-12-25

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People often say Mario Andretti is the most versatile driver ever to take a wheel in hand; Gurney was also more than worthy of that description. He won in F1, Indy cars, sports cars and NASCAR.  AND, of course -- his shop gave us many important race cars through the years. The Eagle Indy car series, the AAR Toyotas, etc.

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Michael Drechsler
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Michael Drechsler


Number of posts : 671
Age : 43
Location : Aachen, Germany
Registration date : 2016-03-11

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Reading the chapter about the Toyota Eagles in the Mike Fuller IMSA GTP book these days, I came to think about his age and what he might be involved at the moment... Crying or Very sad

A fascinating man who lived a colourful life left us.

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