Great man, amazing race car driver:) His record at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway speaks for it’s self. 15 starts from 1978 to 1992. 4 wins, 6 poles, 9 top five finishes, led the race 9 years for a total of 429 laps. He had only 1 start outside the top 10 with 11 starts on the front row. Rick now works a a driver coach and spotter for team Penske. Mark Jaynes likes to tell the story of the crowds reaction to Rick’s arrival on race morning to the North East turn and the spotters stand. As he begins his climb up the grandstand steps, the race fans rise to their feet and applaud. a fitting tribute to a man who signs most of his autographs with “Thanks”
December 3, 2012-Rick Mears Happy Birthday!