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Trip Down Victory Lane: Danny Sullivan's spin to success

Curt Cavin, curt.cavin@indystar.comPublished April 21, 2016 | Updated June 12, 2016IndyStar (Photo: Curt Cavin / IndyStar) PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – It’s while approaching Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s oceanside eighth hole, which Danny Sullivan once aced with Vice President Dan Quayle as vhis partner, that Sullivan's good life comes into focus. Thing is, it’s not by accident. Or is it? In 1985, Sullivan was in his second IndyCar season, and on the 120th lap of that year's Indianapolis 500, he took the lead from Mario Andretti. Goodness lasted all of about 100 yards.Everyone but Andretti celebrates the rest of the story, arguably the most magical moment in 500 history. Sullivan’s car not only did a complete spin exiting Turn 1, it...

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Sullivan still basks in Indy glory

May 27, 2010Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer  Danny Sullivan used his 1985 win in the Indianapolis 500 to propel a career that is still going strong. AP Photo/Michael Conroy   As he checks in at the hotel front desk, Danny Sullivan looks like just another of the thousands of businessmen who file through uptown Charlotte each and every day. He could be just another banker, real estate developer or entrepreneur toting his briefcase, garment bag and business cards. The woman on the other side of the desk has no idea that this particular patron is also an Indianapolis 500 winner, Indy car champion and Formula One racer. That he was once the most recognizable name in American motorsports, the man...

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