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Racing legend Frank Arciero dies

Frank Arciero, who employed some of the biggest names in U.S. motorsports, died on Wednesday night.
Arciero got involved in the sport in 1943 and fielded teams in several series, including CART and the Champ Car World series, through the early part of the 2000s. His drivers won a pair of rookie-of-the-year honors in the Indianapolis 500—Randy Lanier in 1986, Fabrizio Barbazza in 1987—and Barbazza was CART’s top rookie that year.
Arciero had cars in SCCA, Can-Am, Super Vee, Indy Lights, Atlantics and Indy cars over the years. His list of drivers included Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Jim Clark, Bobby Unser, Roger Penske, Phil Hill, Geoff Brabham, Michael Andretti, Scott Pruett, Max Papis and Dan Wheldon.
In the 1990s, Arciero partnered with Cal Wells to field a CART team.
The son of Italian winemakers, Arciero had business interests in a California winery and a real estate development company based in Irvine, Calif.

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Godspeed Frank. I've always been a fan of the Arciero's. I have a banner from the pit wall at Laguna Seca with Arceiro/Wells/Toyota Motorsports. I also have an Arciero Racing pin that one of the Arcieros saw and asked where I got it from, I replied the winery in Paso Robles, he replied to the person he was with, We have a winery.


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I met him once in their shop in Santa Ana when they were building their 7s Tacoma. Classic old school man's man.

He will be missed, condolences to Ryan and family.


Crayola Killer
Loss of a TRUE motorsports legend and a great family. Condolences to the Arciero family from the Wards.


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RIP Frank Arciero I have an Olive farm just a stones throw from the Arciero vinyards and would wander down to their tasting rooms just to gaze upon the vintage race cars on display there.... wow what a loss.. Godspeed Mr. Arciero.

B-Dub 1020

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RIP Frank , what another great loss to racers. Arciero racing was so far ahead of the times!! God bless the family during these trying times.