Our final Centennial Interview Series feature profiles the driver to most recently join the four-time winners club, Rick Mears. Unfortunately, Rick’s time with us was brief, but the details that he was able to share about his career at Indianapolis were excellent. He started by explaining how his career led to him driving at the Speedway, and he then talked through his memories of his four wins. He also shared his thoughts on why he was such a good qualifier at IMS and discussed some of the races that got away. Rick talked about the thought process that led to his retirement and shared his favorite memory and greatest disappointment from his career at Indianapolis. Finally, he shared what being a four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 means to him — and the humility with which he does so despite being a four-time winner himself says more about him as a person than his words ever could.
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More Front Wing has been extremely pleased to present the Centennial Interview Series over the past three weeks. We hope you’ve enjoyed this aspect of our coverage of the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Please stay tuned throughout race weekend as we bring you even more news, thoughts, and observations as the Month of May draws to a close.