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Mears' 1992 Indy farewell

Page 1 of 2 Rick Mears didn't know the 1992 Indy 500 would be his last. The Rocket, an oval legend seemingly made from the same bricks and asphalt that form the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, walked away from his spiritual home a quarter century ago. And crucially, he did so on his own terms. The circumstances and thought processes behind his decision to retire are nothing less than fascinating. Mears used his otherworldly physical skills to keep cars dancing on the edge around the Speedway, and outside the car, his innate curiosity pushed Penske Racing through new technological boundaries. With that same analytical mind churning during the latter stages of his career, Mears looked inward...
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