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Rick
Mears


United States Flag United States
12/03/1951

Driver / Professional


Driver / Professional


Championship Auto Racing Teams
International Race of Champions
USAC - Champ Car
USAC - IndyCar




Rickis one of only three four-time winners of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, having won all four under the sanction of USAC. In 1984, 1988 and 1991 he was USAC’s Gold Crown Driving Champion. His six Indy 500 poles are the all-time record. He is also a three-time Indy Car World Series Champion (1979, 1981 and 1982). In 1978, he shared the Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Race” award with USAC Hall of Famer Larry Rice.

Significant Races


Indianapolis 500
1991 - Driver - Finished first


Indianapolis 500
1988 - Driver - Finished first


Indianapolis 500
Team Penske
1984 - Driver


Indianapolis 500
Team Penske
1979 - Driver




Championships Won


USAC - Champ Car
1988 - Driver


USAC - Champ Car
1983 - Driver



Hall of Fame Inductions


Rick Mears is a 5 time Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee.


International Motorsports Hall of Fame
Talladega, AL
1997 - Inductee


Auto Racing Hall of Fame
Indianapolis, IN
1998 - Inductee


Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Hall of Fame
Speedway, IN
1998 - Inductee


Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
Daytona Beach, FL
1998 - Inductee


USAC Hall of Fame
Speedway, IN
2016 - Inductee



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