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Auto Racing – 1984 – Indianapolis 500 – Rick Mears Winner – Final 30 Laps

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This 10 minute clip of the 1975 Indianapolis 500 features the last laps of Rick Mears while taking the checkered flag…..as most of his close competitors for the day seemed to all drop out of the race for various reasons….but for auto racing fans….it is certainly racking history and well worth the watch.

For 1983 the Penske team would acquire the Pennzoil sponsorship with its yellow paint scheme. Teammate Al Unser took that year’s title….then the team switched to the March chassis for the 1984 Indianapolis 500 after the Penske chassis proved unsuccessful in the first two races of the year….and Rick Mears scored his second Indy win that May….but suffered severe leg injuries later in the year in a crash at Sanair. The March chassis, like most contemporary open-wheel racing cars, sat the driver far forward in the nose, with little protection for the legs and feet.

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