Jim McGee probably has been involved in more major United States open-wheel victories than any other individual, with at least 90 to his credit, including four Indianapolis 500 races. Coming into the sport as a protégé of Clint Brawner on the Dean Van Lines team in 1960, Brawner later promoted him to co-chief, making him an integral part of many of Mario Andretti’s wins in the late 1960s.
McGee was chief mechanic for Andretti at Vel’s Parnelli Jones Racing and served in that capacity for Roger Penske’s team. He has performed two tours of duty each with Patrick Racing and with Newman–Haas and has planned race strategy for many of the sport’s most outstanding drivers, including Tom Sneva, Bobby Unser, Rick Mears, Al Unser, Nigel Mansell, Gordon Johncock, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Danny Sullivan.
Courtesy of Indianapolis Motors Speedway Museum