Haas, whose teams won 16 championships and more than 140
races over four decades in Can-Am, Formula One, NASCAR and
IndyCar, died at his home surrounded by family on June 29.
Scotland's Dario Franchitti, a four-time IndyCar Series
champion, was among a host of big names in motor racing who paid
tribute to Haas on Thursday.
Franchitti tweeted: "Rest in peace Carl Haas. A legendary owner,
a hard business man with a heart of gold. Hilariously eccentric,
we'll never see his like again."
Haas created and co-owned Newman Haas Racing with Newman and
Mike Lanigan, a team that became one of the most successful in
Indy Car from 1983-2011 where Mario Andretti spent the last 11
years of his illustrious racing career.
He previously ran a Formula One team during the 1980s and a
NASCAR team in the 1990s while he operated the Milwaukee Mile
race track and the Houston Grand Prix race from 1998-2001.
Haas, known for his love of cigars, earned him a place on the
'50 Newsmakers of the Half-Century' list compiled by the
American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association in
(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by
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