Rick Mears, retirement and his IndyCar “comeback”

Last fall, Steve Shunck, PR guru for BorgWarner Inc., sent me a cassette of Rick Mears’ retirement speech at the Team Penske dinner in December 1992. It came a week after Rick turned 40, and at the end of an unusually torrid year for the Kansas-born, California-raised legend.In 1991, he had finished fourth in the championship, racked up six pole positions, scored two wins, and cemented his ...Keep reading

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