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Topic - Rick Mears
Traditionalists balked and some were downright outraged at the mere suggestion stock cars dare set their fenders on the sacred ground of Indianapolis.
AJ Allmendinger's parents attended their first Indianapolis 500 in 1979, when they camped in a grassy lot and watched Rick Mears win his first 500.
IndyCar drivers won't have to wait long for their next race. After racing at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night, they will take a break and then do it again.
"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."
"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."