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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay + Sam Posey Envision How Mario Andretti Will Celebrate Win

In American popular culture….Mario Andretti’s name became synonymous with speed….as with Barney Oldfield in the early twentieth century….and Stirling Moss in the United Kingdom….whereby, Super Mario  had a long career in racing…..after becoming the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades in 1967, 1978 and 1984.  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 was a feat that he accomplished four times.  With his final IndyCar win in April 1993….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.

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