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Racing legend Dan Gurney passed away on Sunday at age of 86 due to complications from pneumonia, and he leaves behind an incredibly impressive resume.

Gurney was the first of only three drivers to ever win races in Sports Cars, Formula 1, NASCAR and IndyCar along with Mario Andretti and Juan Pablo Montoya. Gurney, who was born in New York, won five IndyCar races, seven Cup Series races and four F1 races.

Drivers throughout each series tweeted about Gurney’s legacy after he passed away, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Darrell Waltrip and Mario Andretti.

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Gurney also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967, and he later owned the team All American Racers from 1970 to 2011.

(h/t Motorsport)

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