Professional race driver Dan Gurney is dead at age 86. Gurney's wife Evi announced her husband's death yesterday from complications with pneumonia. Gurney started his successful racing career in 1955 ultimately driving for Ferrari, BRM, Porsche and Brabham in Formula One before forming his own team. He became the first American to win a Formula One event driving a vehicle of the pilot's own design.
At retirement in 1970, Gurney had amassed 51 victories.