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Race of My Life: Rick Mears on the 1981 Michigan 150

Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email As Autosport launches the latest episode in its Race of My Life podcast series, we revisit the race four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears picked as his personal favourite - the 1981 Michigan 150 Race: 1981 Michigan 150 Car: Penske PC9B I guess the Indianapolis 500 in 1982 (pictured below, with Mears chasing Gordon Johncock) would have been the most gratifying if I had won it, but I didn't. Then there was Pocono in 1985, when the team had to go back to Marches after we had trouble with the new Penske, and also because it was the first race I won after breaking my feet at Sanair in 1984. That was a good race and we won it legitimately. It meant a lot to me and the team. But you know I've always said that I never had any dreams or ambitions to win the Indy 500, or even to race an Indycar or anything like that. I've always concentrated on what I was doing today. Just try your best to do what you&..

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