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This is great news for the Andretti family.

John Andretti, the former NASCAR and IndyCar driver, and nephew of Mario Andretti, has been battling colon cancer and fighting it with all his might.


He made the announcement to fans back in May, and has since been posting regularly on social media with updates on his condition.

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Back in August, he began another round of chemotherapy, calling it the “same cocktail with an added twist,” adding that he only had three months of the treatment to go.

Now, he’s giving his fans and followers another great update, posting good news from his last doctor’s appointment.

“Met with my wonderful retiring oncologist, Dr. Kramers today. Scan results were clear so all is going as planned. Another scan every three months for a while. So grateful to all the doctors, nurses and the healthcare that I received. Not in the clear, but optimistic.”

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Optimistic is great, and we are hopeful for him, too. We know the entire Andretti family is so grateful to hear this news as well.

Our continued thoughts are prayers go out to John and his family.

Racecar driver John Andretti just got a great update on his health AP Photo/Dave Parker
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