The Remarkable Mr Mears by Colin Carter

Rick Mears, Marlboro, Penske-Chevrolet, 1991 Indianapolis 500. Twenty laps from the end of the 1991 Indianapolis 500 it looked like Mears was set to be the runner-up behind Michael Andretti. However, when a subsequent yellow flag period erased Andretti’s 15 second lead, Mears gained the lead as Andretti opted to pit for new tires. It would be a short-lived lead as Andretti passed Mears around the outside into the first turn. A lap later he returned the favor with his own breathtaking outside pass and shot back into the lead. Turning up his turbo-boost he then pulled away to win a fourth Indy 500, making him one of only three individuals to win the event four times.

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