Mario Andretti is on of the greatest racers the world has ever seen. In his illustrious career, Andretti won nearly 100 races and made the podium just shy of 200 times. To this day, he remains the only driver to ever win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and the Formula One World Championship. He joined Chad on the Morning Sports Page today to recap his incredible racing career.
In his interview, Chad asked Andretti how he became interested in the sport and when he knew racing was the career path he was going to take. He said that when he was a teenager, he knew car racing was the only thing he would ever do – so much so that he never had a plan b.
Chad also asked Andretti if there was any victory that he enjoyed more than the others. He said that he enjoyed each race equally. He never knew when the next one was coming so it was important to cherish every victory like it was a first.
Since leaving the sport in the early 80’s, Andretti has watched his son and grandson follow in footsteps as racers. He maintains that it’s much more nerve-wracking to watch either of them race than it ever was to race himself. Take a listen as the “Itallian medallion” fills the MSP with some solid sound. Click to Listen