People: Jun. 10, 1985

He has a reputation for enjoying life in the fast lane, but last week Danny Sullivan was driving there, as he survived a harrowing 360 degrees spinout to win the Indianapolis 500. "I've had spins before, and I've gotten away with some of them," he said a few days after smoking to victory 2.5 sec. ahead of Mario Andretti. A sometime magazine model and former New York City taxi driver, Sullivan, 35, popped up in Manhattan for a post-Indy lap in a cab. He complains that his go-go playboy image is blown out of proportion. "Everyone talks about the glamour life...

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