In the modern era, there has been a marked lack of American drivers competing in the highest forms of international automotive motorsports. But 40 and 50 years ago, that wasn't the case. There were several American drivers of note, like Carroll Shelby, Bob Bondurant, AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, and Paul Richard (Richie) Ginther.
Richie Ginther may be one of the least known of the American drivers of that era, without the volume of victories or prominent successes of his peers. But his more understated role was no less significant.