Dan Gurney, the first driver with victories in each of the Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR Cup series, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86.
His wife, Evi, announced his death in a statement distributed by All American Racers Inc., or AAR, Gurney's racing company.
"With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan drove off into the unknown just before noon today," said the statement, which was signed by Evi Gurney, the Gurney family and AAR teammates.
"In deepest sorrow, with gratitude in our hearts for the love and joy you have given us during your time on this earth, we say, 'Godspeed.'"