Dan Gurney had a well-proven reputation at the Indianapolis 500. His All American Racers (AAR) won the famous race three times in Eagle cars in 1968, 1973, and 1975.
This Chevrolet-powered Eagle was purchased new by John Menard, who campaigned it in the CART series beginning at Watkins Glen in 1981, where it was driven by Herm Johnson. Johnson then raced it in Mexico City, placing 8th and finishing the season by placing 9th in Phoenix. After racing again at Phoenix and Atlanta early in the 1982 season, the Eagle's last professional competition would be at the 1982 Indianapolis 500. The car
qualified 14th and by the end of the race Johnson had worked his way up to 9th.
In 1989, the car was purchased by Thomas Mittler and in 1993 was sold and it's final campaign under the banner of Bob Pond Racing.