Remembering Greg Moore - the lost bright star of motorsport
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Remembering Greg Moore - the lost bright star of motorsport

By:
, Andy Hallbery
Co-author:
Johanna Husb
, Johanna Husb

Twenty years ago, one of US motorsport's brightest young talents was lost. Greg Moore was just 24 years old when he died in a crash at Fontana on October 31 1999, but his friends and rivals have no doubt he would have rewritten the record books

The 1999 CART Indycar series came down to a title battle, fought to the wire, between two future multiple Indy 500 winners: Juan Pablo Montoya and Dario Franchitti. Sadly the season finale, held over Halloween weekend at the Fontana superspeedway in California, is remembered less for the crowning of its champion than for the devastating accident in the opening laps that claimed the life of Greg Moore.

The talented young Canadian was on the cusp of greatness, having signed to drive for the mighty Team Penske in 2000. And even now, the thought of Moore competing at the Indianapolis 500 with the full might of the Penske team behind him raises that most tantalising of questions: what if?

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