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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig PreRace Interview With Driver Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti had a long career in racing….as he is the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades….when he won in 1967, 1978 and 1984…..furthermore, he was also one of only three drivers to have won major races on road courses, paved ovals, and dirt tracks in one season…. which is a feat that he accomplished four times….and with his final IndyCar win in April 1993….Mario Andretti became the first driver to have won IndyCar races in four different decades….and the first to win automobile races of any kind in five.  In American popular culture, his name has become synonymous with speed….as with Barney Oldfield in the early twentieth century and Stirling Moss in the United Kingdom.

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