The 1968 Eagle (Mk4) was based on the previous 1966-67 model with only minor enhancements. Two works All American racers cars powered by Ford V8, driven by Dan Gurney and Denis Hulme, were entered in 1969 500 mile race. AAR team was sponsored by Olsonite Company, known for their plastic toilet seats. Five more Eagle cars also started the race for other entrants. Two of them – Bobby Unser’s Rislone and Roger McCluskey’s G.C. Murphy car were powered by turbocharged Offy engine. With just 8 laps to go Bobby Unser inherited the lead from Joe Leonard when engine of his turbo Lotus stalled, and despite gear linkage trouble, won the first of his three Indy 500 victories (1968, 1975, 1981). AAR drivers finished 2nd (Gurney) and 4th (Hulme). The New Zealander was classified next to podium for the second year in a row.
|1968||USAC National Championship||Indianapolis 500|
|Denny Hulme||42||All American Racers, Inc.|
|Eagle Mk4||Ford||Olsonitel Eagle|