by Galen Kurth of Oklahoma City, OK

USAC sprint car champion, 3 time Indianapolis 500 champion, 1980 Driver of the Year, member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, etc, etc, Johnny Rutherford overcame setbacks and injuriesrutherford 15 sprint that would have stopped lesser men to achieve greatness and become one of the most popular ambassadors motor sports has ever had. Join us as we honor Johnny and trace his remarkable career from the days of dirt cars and roadsters to 220 mph ground effects missiles.Rutherford-Pennzoil-Simpson-helmet1