Sports Car & Indy Car Racer John Paul Jr., 60

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. — Noted sports car and Indy car racer John Paul Jr. died Dec. 29 following a long battle with Huntington’s disease. Paul Jr. continued to win IMSA races, including co-driving to victory with his dad during the 1982 Rolex 24 At Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. Paul began competing in the CART Indy Car series in 1982 and made 21 starts in the series through 1985. After his release, he returned to racing and competed in IMSA and made five Indianapolis 500 starts between 1990 and 1994. The Indy Racing League created a new opportunity for Paul and he raced in the series in 1997 and ’98. In 2018, Paul and writer Sylvia Wilkinson published his life story in “50/50, The Story of Champion Race Car Driver John Paul Jr. and his Battle with Huntington’s Disease.”.

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