Mario Andretti

Former Driver

“Along with thousands of others from the racing community, I am saddened by the news of the passing of Pat Patrick. He had a great impact on our sport and on so many of us personally. My condolences to his family.”


Adrian Fernandez

Driver 1998-2000

Sad to hear the news of Pat Patrick’s passing. He gave me the great opportunity to drive for his 1998-2000 team, we won 6 races and finished 2nd in the 2000 championship. The best team of my career. RIP dear friend and my condolences to the family

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Scott Pruett

Driver 1998-2000

We lost a great Indycar owner and visionary. I had the honor of working and winning together with him for four years. Rest In Peace Pat Patrick.”


Emerson Fittipaldi

Former Driver, Indy 500 Winner 1989

American Motorsport lost one of the most important leaders PAT PATRICK . Patrick Racing with Chip Ganassi give my first Indy 500 Win 1989 and the Championship ,many thanks. My deepest condolences to the Patrick Family, PAT Rest In Peace with our GOD”

Danny Sullivan

Former Driver

“Sad to loose a friend, but what an interesting character he was and never a dull moment!”

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RIP Pat Patrick

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Firestone Racing

Former Sponsor 

“Sending our deepest condolences to the family of Pat Patrick. As someone who was instrumental in Firestone’s return to INDYCAR, Pat was a great friend whose influence can still be felt today.”


Indianapolis Motor Speedway


Everyone at IMS extends their sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Pat Patrick, whose team won the Indianapolis 500 three times. Pat was a maverick, a winning wildcat, who was successful and admired on and off the track. Godspeed, Pat.




“We are sending our condolences to the family of Pat Patrick. From being one of the most influential IndyCar team owners to being a founding father for Indy Lights, Pat’s legacy will live on.”


Jimmy Vasser

Former Driver

Pat Patrick was a pioneer for what IndyCar racing is today. I had the honor of driving for him in 2001. The sport has lost one of its greatest. RIP Pat.”


“Pat Patrick was a shrewd businessman who had a great passion for racing and the people that work within the sport.

He knew how to put the right people in the right position to create a winning environment and he was a fierce competitor, in racing as well as in business.

Winning series championships and more than 40 IndyCar races, including three Indianapolis 500s, Patrick Racing was one of the top teams in our sport for many years.

Pat was a visionary and a true innovator. His teams won a lot of races with the Wildcat cars that his company produced and he took open-wheel racing in new directions by helping form Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) and the Indy Lights Series.

Pat was also important to the growth of our company as he served on the Penske Corporation Board of Directors for more than 15 years.

He was a good friend and our thoughts are with Pat’s family and everyone impacted by the loss of one of racing’s great leaders.”

Roger Penske, Friend & Competitor

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