"Rick Mears and I were talking once. He said `If you think you belong in the company of your heroes, there's something wrong with you,'" Franchitti said. "I can't argue with that. The numbers could be wherever they are on the list. But those guys are my heroes, and I just don't think of myself as one of them."
"A lot of things have changed," Mears said. "But a lot of things haven't. I think a good line then is a good line today."