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"mario andretti" Discussed on NASCAR America
"These drivers at this point as we move further into the season. And I'm not going to say they're not out of hand. I'm going to say that I agree that it's very, very aggressive, but the problem lies in more. I'm not going to put this on the drivers. The drivers are going to do what they have to do to try to make their way there. So the car being able to take the body began to take a little bit more of these contacts without getting a tire cut, certainly that comes into the driver's mind. They understand that. But I think that the other thing is they understand that these restarts are the time that they can really make things happen and it's critical that they get themselves as many spots as they possibly can right there. So you can't fault the drivers in this scenario where it was a day that was difficult to make passes and so they're trying to get everything they possibly can and that just happened to be in the first couple of corners, especially during one there. So I don't know that we have a solution that, you know, we can't tell the drivers, okay, don't be aggressive there. You just have to separate them in some possible way. And you don't want to put them in a single file restart type deal. We used to do that, Jeff. I believe that we have to move out. And so we don't want to go back to that. We do not want to go back to it. I saw her on the inside line a lot. That was a guy lap down back there. Exactly. I think I agree with DJ. The problem is that if you're not aggressive, then you get run over. And really, you get to the point, this guy got his Sonoma. I knew I was going to get wrecked. And so I might as well Rick somebody else. Because the problem is that it almost becomes acceptable because, and Bristol used to be like that. Bristol's only racetrack in the world with two guys collide. You got Rick's another guy to get out the world Esper. I mean, you know, no, it's not. You wrecked me. And Sonoma got like that. And now we've seen it at Indy. And the fix is not unfortunately that fix isn't in the driver. You can't have a gentleman's agreement. Hell, we couldn't have a gentleman's agreement coming to the caution. We sure can't have one coming to the green. So the track design, I think, is where it has to go. Track design and but you can't have a rule about how wide you just got to have a track design that's friendly. DJ, I don't want to let you go without talking about such a special moment this weekend all the winners at Indianapolis gathering at the start finish line, the photo that you were able to take. I mean, what a special moment. Now you don't keep a lot of photos, but I have a feeling this one you're going to keep. Yeah, 100%. It was one of the coolest, most humbling moments that I've ever had in my professional career. I took a minute there when everybody finally got there. There were 22 former winners of either the Indianapolis 500 or the brickyard race in NASCAR. And that was just an amazing group of people and I really, I'm getting chills right now, but I literally had chills the entire time we were there. And then I asked Mario Andretti if he would kiss the Brits with me. And he said, absolutely. I really didn't know if he would, but he said, you know, I didn't get to do that. And he said it was a great tradition that got started because of your win in 96. So, you know, just a very humbling moment to have all of that. That group there represented 44 wins at Indianapolis, about the speed of light. So just an incredible. It was great to see, you know, people like Ricky Rudd. We don't see him around the racetrack that much. And he came up for that photo. Jeff Gordon there. Just an incredible time and to see the guys that have won the Indianapolis 500. And then to have mister pinsky there who, Marty, you know, probably I don't know the number. I know how up in the teens. Yeah, so just an amazing time and opportunity for me. Got a few Borg one or trophies, no doubt about it. So we needed to retake that picture next year because we have to add Tyler Redick to it now, DJ. So make sure to schedule that. So all right, buddy, good catching up with you. We'll see you soon, okay? Speaking of time. He's here. He'll join us when we come back from break. Here on NASCAR America motor mouse. What's up, Braddock? Richard Childress racing win number two back to back road course wins and
"mario andretti" Discussed on Past Gas
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"mario andretti" Discussed on Past Gas
"Take a shit. What? To tell you. I do what I do. And I can't how I can't. Real quick to get us away from camp pooping. It's one of the biggest crashes he's ever been in was in 2006. I don't know what it was for, maybe Indy or something. Flipped over 15 times, flew in the air, his car got chopped in half, just walks away with like a scratch on his chin. And like, did an interview afterwards? He's like, holy shit. That was a crazy. But he must have been at least 60 by then. That's wild man. In sports, greatness is often distilled down to hard numbers and achievements. By that metric, there's probably not a lot of racing fans who would call Mario Andretti the greatest race car driver of all time. But greatness should be examined through other, perhaps, less exciting standards. Andretti's versatility was impressive. He was like the Mario Andretti of racing. We had another athlete in there, but it just didn't make sense because like Mario Andretti is the best example of he's like Bo Jackson, but like Bo Jackson only did two sports. Like Deion Sanders only did two splits. Michael Jordan was really good at one sport and kind of bad at the other one. He did more just about gambling. And his dad getting murdered. Yeah. Yeah, no, Mario Andretti is like. Yeah, Marian jetty's the Mario Andretti. Everyone else is the Mario Andretti of blank. Yeah, you know? Yeah. But he's the Mario Andretti. This was a really fun one. I really like this guy. And I think, you know, really impressive story. Great tan, cool underpants. Great family. Great family man. Yeah, so he still lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, where his parents first moved. He lives right down the road from their first House. And they ask him why he didn't move to LA or somewhere easier to fly to F one races and stuff. And he was like, I just wanted to be by my parents. My sister and brother and family and they show a bunch of, it's like that Carlos Sainz scene and drive to survive. He's just with his family. They're grown stakes, and they're so comfortable together. And he just wants to hang out with his family. Why is that seen in particular the most memorable part of this? Because the hem iberico looks so good. And everyone is so handsome. They're next to a Lake under a Cabana. Like, that's what I want to do in Spain. We're in a room with no windows. Andretti's influence and background should also factor into consideration for his place in the great hall of racers. He was a destitute Italian immigrant who grew up in a refugee camp in post fascist Italy. He started racing later than most without the family connections or resources that benefit many other drivers. So while there are others who may have been more skilled, one more races and drove faster, Mario Andretti still stands alone. Deservedly, as one of the most important drivers of the 20th century. Agree. You're here. You're here. You're here and 21st. Probably not most importantly. Most important drivers of the 21st are going to be, they're going to Wally. Was he driver of the century? He was voted driver of the century for last century. That's sick. He had a video game, right? I'm sure there's been Andretti video games on the Sega dream. Like I said at the beginning of this Andretti is probably the most the name most synonymous with racing in America. For sure. I think he's the first race car driver. I was aware of the first famous one. I remember on home improvement, Jill got Tim a Mario Andretti steering wheel for their anniversary. And he was like, this is so meaningful. Yeah. But also fuck. Yeah, fuck you, Marilyn, but he's a. I want to get myself a real nice gift on this video. How about how about how about getting myself a real nice gift on this show? How about I narc on all my Friends? Yeah. Anyway, thank you very much for listening to the show. This is a great story. It's fun being back in a stew with you guys. I hopefully it came through. I feel like we had a lot more fun than we have in the last two years. It'll continue to get more fun because we have no intention of not doing this show. Every week for a very long time. So subscribe, tell your friends about it. Leave us a review, leave us some comments. Email us at past gas at donut media dot com thanks to Gavin, our producer and Christina, our director, I made up those titles is now I think they're accurate. And our writer James mastriani, Italian guy. Oh. Was that imperfect? How do you think all the quotes were so accurate? Poly Nolan at Nolan J Sykes, Joe at Joji Weber, meet at James. Humphrey, on all social media. Donut at donut media. We also have.
"mario andretti" Discussed on Past Gas
"At 42 and after nearly two decades in professional racing, nobody would have blamed Mario Andretti if he wanted to retire. He had already made his mark on motor sport. What else do you have left to accomplish? Well, Andretti himself once said, when you have that desire, it's supersedes reason. He's the only guy that we've ever covered that I've actually met and that's not how he talks. I've seen him in his underpants. Purple briefs. Very ten men, no, not talking about boxer briefs. I'm talking about briefs. A beautiful complexion baked in the mouth leaves. Mario still had the desire to race. Reason we need to take a back seat. Andretti was a deeply passionate family man. Due to his chaotic upbringing. Just like Peter Griffin. The only thing that kept him grounded was his family. In the camps when their bellies were empty, and trace family got closer. His parents always made sure that he and his brother felt safe and loved. He was also a loyal husband to his late wife, Diane, whom he married in 1961. They had three children, Michael, Barbie, and Jeff. What's so funny? Just how he said, Jeff. The Andretti clan adopted Mario's level racing, and he was determined to pass a steering wheel over to them. In 1989, Andretti's team, Newman Haas, hired his son Michael to join the team, making them the first father son team to compete in both imsa GT and champ car racing. Wait, Haas had a team all the way back then. It's crazy. Gene Haas is a very wealthy man. Today, Michael is a legend in his own right. He was inducted into the motor sports Hall of Fame of America in 2008. It turns out the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, especially if you're an Andretti. The Andretti family is the first family to have 5 relatives compete in the same series. There's one race where four of them race together. And I think one car. They're arguing the whole time. I think three of them did not finish. Wow. I'd be so pissed at my dad beat me in a race, dude. Yeah, he was like, they were talking together. And he was like, yeah, I mean, I could have let you win. Because it was inches. Yeah, yeah. And he's like, but I wouldn't be who I am if I let you in. He's like, yeah, cool. Yeah. Yeah, I guess you're like the goat, I guess. Like, imagine if your dad is like the best at ever, you're really good. You're great. But your dad is goaded in the sauce. A Hall of Famer. But your dad is better. Like the opposite of The Rock. I'm planning on being way better than my son. And everything. At least for the first 5 years. This brings us, guys, to the Andretti curse. The infamous string of bad luck that is prevented anyone in the racing family from winning the Indy 500 since Andretti's original win in 1969. With 77 starts between Michael Jeff, nephew John and grandson Marco, none of the Andretti's have chugged that famous milk. If you're not aware audience the Indy 500 in most races, if you win, they pop champagne. But at the Indy 500 you drink milk. So that's not a weird way to say win. It's a reference to what actually happens at this race. Mario's nephew John had 12 starts at the race with the best finish of 5th, Andretti's son, jif, competed three times with no luck, and son Michael was unsuccessful in his 16 attempts at winning the 8500. Despite having completed the most laps, as well as led the most laps of any driver who had never won the race. Michael's son, Marco, has competed in the race 17 times, and even one pole position in 2020 after setting the fastest practice lap at Indy since 1996, but unfortunately he finished in 13th place. Marco was still active in IndyCar and maybe the Andretti's best chance to finally defeat the bizarre curse that has plagued the family for over 40 years. And Marcos, good friends with ludicrous, is he really? Yeah. They interview Ludacris in this documentary. Ludacris doesn't know a bunch about Mario. Thank you talking about Marco. This is about Mario. Yeah, luda. Come on, luda. Come on, Chris. Mario Andretti stayed competitive in any cars through the late 80s and early 90s. He'd win occasionally before retiring in his a Riverdale Chi Mario tour in 1994. At the age of 54. Since then, he's become a popular ambassador for the sport. And even pops in to drive for big races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the favorites, though he's never won, or even the Indy 500 in 2003. Andretti is beloved in both Italy and America at age two years old, and regularly invites friends and celebrities, including Jay Leno, Stephen King, and even these hungry. James pumphrey, and even Lady Gaga to come see what's like to ride with him in an IndyCar. Done it. I did it. I've done it as well. Nolan's done it with Mario? Yeah, with more. You see him in his underpants? Did not. I have a picture with him, though, and I'm much taller than him. I'm the only host that's never been in a video game and never ridden with Mario Andretti. Yep. I mean, of this show, yeah. Yeah. I'm not talking about the view, dude. I was going to say Jerry and Joe never seen Mario Andretti in the changing room. That's true. Yeah. I've been in three video games. I know. You didn't even play video games. I've never played. I've never played the video games I'm in. Dude, the two seater IndyCar. Real quick is like, it's funny because you have to get in, but they don't tell you that your knees are up to your chest. You're still struggling birth position. While camping position. Yes, yeah. You're like in that car..
"mario andretti" Discussed on Past Gas
"mario andretti" Discussed on Past Gas
"Technological advances in milkshakes. The team experimented with the venturi tunnels under the car and figured out that by extending the rear body work to a point inside the rear wheel suspension system and allowing the underside to extend further back instead of ending abruptly in front of the rear wheels, they could space out the low pressure area evenly. In layman's terms, lotus had made the fastest car Formula One had ever seen. By the 6th Grand Prix of the 1978 season, the lotus 79 hit the grid, even though Andretti had already won the first race of the season. The moment he hopped into the lotus 79 at the Belgium GP. It was game over for the competition. Andretti took back to back victories in Belgium and Spain. With his lotus teammate Ronnie Peterson right behind him. Lotus repeated their Andretti Peterson one two in France. That is like one of the most exciting things that can happen. Like just imagining everyone, like so many people are on a Formula One team. And they go one, two, just like, I mean, obviously the best possible result is so sick and so rare. Well, you don't even have to feel bad about your teammate placing 7th or something. You're just like, oh, we do start it from the bottom. Totally. I wonder how often that's happened. I'm sure it's only a handful of times. It's just a testament to how good the car was. At the mid season point, Andretti had a comfortable lead in first place with Peterson in second. The story of the season was shaping up to be about the supremacy of the lotus 79. With growth Andretti and Peterson driving the same car, this meant that the championship would come down to the driver's performance. The stakes for the teammates and close friends were high. They both had to prove they belonged in the circuit. Andretti was a relative newcomer while Peterson was an 8 season veteran who hadn't quite lived up to his potential. Kind of like Ricardo. Like Ricardo. After winning pole position in Germany, Andretti was caught off guard early on by a move Peterson made to the outside to gain the lead. Andretti furious refused to let him have it. Or laps later, Andretti would retake the lead and win. I mean, Louis Hamilton and altery got one twos all the time. All the time. Same with Nico Rosberg. So maybe it has happened. I mean, I think that's a testament to the latest 79 because as we're saying, these cars are not as reliable back then. They broke all the time, their engines would blow. Maybe they'd crash or whatever. So to have a one to finish really is a bigger testament during that era, I would say, yeah, yeah. I think you're not wrong in saying that. Thank you. Thank you. In Austria, Peterson once again gained an advantage over Andretti. Only this time, when Andretti went to make his move, Peterson knew how to take advantage of Andretti's aggressiveness. Andretti spun out and Peterson cruised on to victory. Mind games. I play those mind games. After playing cat and mouse all season, Mario was sitting pretty with 6 wins, but Peterson was right behind him with 6 top two finishes. Peterson needed to finish top three in all three final races if he had any chance to beat Andretti. Meanwhile, all Mario needed was a victory or Peterson's retirement to claim the title. Wow. A lot of pressure on Ronnie Peterson. Lots. The next race was in Andretti's home country of Croatia. Now yeah. Canada. His own country of Italy, a fitting setting for this very exciting moment. Everything was all playing out exactly how Andretti hadn't been envisioning it his entire life. Yes, I drew up. This is just a how I saw it. And I was just a little boy. Wrestling rats for our meatball. Oh, it's a bad meatball. You can have it, right? Or I wish I didn't even win the meatball. He knew in his gut that by the end of the Italian Grand Prix, he would be crowned Formula One champion. He told his teammate, you and I were raised so for the title. To hello with the contract. Peter simmers like that sounds pretty good, okay. Unfortunately, for Peterson, his lotus 79 had mechanical issues before the race, so he was forced to drive the lotus 78. The older car. Yeah. Then things got worse. On the very first lap of the race, James Hunt accidentally clipped Peterson, sending his car spinning out and careening into a barrier. The lotus split in half and burst into flames. Peterson was pulled out of the burning wreckage with over 25 fractures in his legs and feet. Oh my God. He was rushed to the hospital, but his injuries were too severe. He slipped into a coma and passed away. The race was restarted about, dude. Every time. Every time. Again, it's like Ron James we're playing a basketball game. And he went to dunk and came down, broke his leg 25 times. Burst into flames. Went into a coma and died. And they were like, all right, time out. Okay guys, we're ready to go again. And then they just started it back up. It's insane this stuff. The race was restarted about three hours later with Andretti finishing 6th. Because of Peterson's retirement, Marie Andretti was officially the 1978 Formula One champion. His lifelong dream of winning a championship had come true. But not in the way he ever wanted it to have. Yeah, he can't even celebrate. Yeah, it sucks. There's no celebration for Mario Andretti and team lotus. Place of donuts in the victory lane and expensive bottles of champagne was an overwhelming agonizing grief. Wasn't supposed to happen this way. The perfect world Andretti's friend and teammate was supposed to be right there next to him. This moment was about Ronnie Peterson, not Mario Andretti. Andretti's team and lotus never has anyone else on this podcast ever talked about someone dying. I know I just get all I think I've done it once. It is pretty single time. I think that's because of the pacing though. Yeah. And it just so happens with the rhythm of it. Yeah, it's really weird. Andretti and team lotus never recovered after the Petersen tragedy. Their attempts to recreate the magic of the lotus 79 with an updated lotus 80 was a massive failure and Andretti struggled through the next two seasons. As a boy, Formula One racing was always his dream. But as a man whose whole worldview had been shifted by personal tragedy, he found himself yearning to go back to where he started. The indie circuit in America. We'll get back to more past gas, but right now, a word from our sponsors. New home buyers, if you're buying a home, you've got a lot to juggle. Policygenius makes it easy to compare insurance quotes from the top companies so you can find your lowest price fast. Customers have saved an average of $350 per year on home insurance. If you're not sure what coverage you need or how to find the low price, you need policy changes. 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"mario andretti" Discussed on Past Gas
"And he was like, say you know, every cheese. As 100 million people watched. Andretti clawed his way back to the front and took the checkered flag. Still, on a single pair of tires. Andretti also set up 500 mile record with an average speed of 156.867 mph. And the car he drove, the bronner Ford hawk number two, still sits in the Smithsonian. You imagine driving a 160 miles an hour for 500 miles. From here to San Francisco, this is average. That's more. That's further than here to see San Francisco at like one 60. I've driven one 60 like twice. For like a second. Did it feel like when you got back down to like 90? You're like, oh, this is closely. Everything's different now. His impossible victory got him the intention he'd been hoping for. And made him an international name. Andretti won ABC's worldwide of sports coveted athlete of the year award. A hardware in his trophy room was piling up. But he still had an empty spot on the shelf for the one thing he wanted most. A streamy streamy. He wanted to win 2019 streamy award, best sports channel. Sorry, Mario Andretti. That's on our table. All right, Kevin Hart. Yes, sorry, Kevin. You bitch. We have the same rapport as The Rock does with Kevin Hart. We rip each other hard. And he's like, man, you guys know so much about cars? You guys deserve to win a sports channel awards. By the late 60s, Formula One had finally taken notice of Andretti. While Andretti continued to rack up wins in America, he would occasionally get called in to race in single Formula One events as a villain driver. He even won his first victory behind the wheel of a Ferrari. His dream constructor in the 1971 South African Grand Prix. Nice. But still, some of the owners had their doubts. Sure, he was the best driver in North America, but would he be able to compete with the likes of Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, or Emerson Fittipaldi? Not to mention that Formula One driving is different from IndyCar. F one cars can accelerate faster and are built to handle high speeds to sharp corners, whereas the Indy cars of the time were heavier and tended to do better in a straights. Despite the hesitancy of Formula One owners, Andretti eventually got the call, he'd been waiting for. When he was hired to drive for the American parnelli team. Is this a parnelli Jones? I have to assume so. Parnelli Jones was involved in everything. I think we should talk about him at some point as well. One of those behind the scenes guys yeah, you hear his name a lot. I don't really know a lot about him. Let us know, email us at past gas at donut media dot com if you want to hear a whole episode about parnelli Jones. Or osmosis Jones. The team was new to Formula One, and while Andretti was able to score 5 championship points during his first season. He was forced to retire the car in 6 out of 14 races. F one cars were like way less reliable back in the day. Despite this, he stuck with parnelli for the next season until they pulled out a Formula One after just a few races. Fortunately, though, Mario knew just who to call. Lotus was coming off 6 straight lackluster seasons and needed a shake up. And the owner, Colin Chapman, had been a longtime fan of Andretti. Andretti had filled in for lotus a few times, including during the season opening Brazilian Grand Prix, and it had once filled Chapman in on his personal driving philosophy. Quote, add lightness and add Andretti. If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough. This was the kind of energy Chapman hoped to harness for lotus. That's the queen's bee. Both Chapman and Andretti had a passion for the engineering side of race car driving. And lotus had a new technology for Andretti to play with. It was called ground effect. The art and science of shaping the underside of the car to create down force without the added drag of traditional aero elements and rainbow leds too. Chapman was surprised when Andretti immediately got to work manipulating the stagger and suspension of the car for each individual track using the knowledge he had learned over the years of building his own cars. Chapman knew he was getting a good driver, but he had no idea he was hiring a mechanic. No one's sticking his tongue out and waiting for a reaction from James. Andre spent the 76 season learning the ropes of Formula One and meticulously tinkering with his car. The technology was impressive, but not quite refined. He played background player to the season stars Niki Lauda and James Hunt, who were locked in a legendary battle to the very end. The final race in Japan, lauter refused to drive because of the horrendous weather conditions. It was super rainy, too dangerous. This gave hunt the championship and open a lane for Andretti to achieve his second ever Formula One victory. Yeah, if you haven't listened to the louder versus hunt episode, go check that out. Or, oh, we've talked about both Niki Lauda and James Hunt separately. So go check out those episodes. If you want to know more about them, them figures, guys. Them guys, James Hunt. A lot of great guy. Interesting fellow. In 1977, Andretti and his car were noticeably better. They had continued to develop the new ground effect design of the lotus 78 wing car. By shaping the side pods as inverted aerofoils, they created significant under pressure and pushed the soft face of the tires deeper into the craggy surface of the track. Long way to say it has more grip, but it sounded nice. I like the word craggy. When it was unveiled, the other drivers were impressed. They whisper to each other that not only was lotus back. Damn it, that's the best car in the world. They may have the best call. In the world. Why are we whispering at the track? It's loud, it's a face. There you guys talking. My throat hurt after we went to Apple Valley, just 'cause it was loud and we had to talk over the cars and stuff. And I couldn't usually I use that Joni Mitchell song about put up a parking lot. To test, if my voice is messed up or not, if I can't, if I can't hit that high note, then my voice is messed up. Couldn't even get within half an octave of that. Wow. I learned something new about Joe. Every time we do this podcast, the paddock was correct. Andretti and lotus did have the best car. Andretti won four events in 1977, more than any other driver. There was a chance he could have won the driver's championship. That season, but unfortunately, a few racks and reliability issues led him to place third overall. Championship or not, there is no doubt in anybody's mind that Andretti was a force to be reckoned with. Heading into the 1978 season, Andretti was confident. He and his team had spent the last two years improving the lotus 78s design, making changes that sparked an engineering revolution in the sport. New.
"mario andretti" Discussed on Past Gas
"Those milkshakes. You wouldn't know from his tone. Though. Despite the milkshakes and how awesome they were, Mario was riddled with doubts about America. He was worried that living in Pennsylvania would take him too far away from the center of the Formula One universe, and he'd never be able to race. Did America even have fast cars he wondered? While exploring their new town, Mario found his answer. The Andretti house was just a few blocks away from a half mile oval track for stock cars. Yes. Oh, that's convenient to the plot. Oh, yeah, right. That's not even realistic. And even better for a kid dreaming of Formula One, the track had a pro amateur racing league. Okay. And in order to join the league, Mario and his twin brother Aldo at only 15 years old lied and said that they had participated in the prestigious formula junior league over in Europe and were old enough to drive. Yes, sir. We had a many booze. The league couldn't prove the Andretti brothers wrong and invited them to join. They were thrilled. But in reality set in, neither Mario nor Aldo had a car or even knew how to drive. The Andretti family had moved to America with only a $125 to their name. So buying a car just wasn't an option. And getting the twins driving lessons was even more out of the question. The boys were stumped until they realized how to take care of their problems with one crucial decision. They'd get a job, parking cars. Two birds, Joe. One stone. The twins parents thought they were learning the welding trade. Instead, they were parking cars at a nearby garage. Practicing standing starts and sharp turns at high speeds on other people's cars. I wonder if someone ever wrote a podcast about my life. If there would be like a story like this because I feel like with a lot of these guys, there's like this like, yeah, when he was like 15, he's like rip cars around a parking garage. And I'm like, when I hear it for the first time, I'm like, man, I wish I did that. But then I think back and I'm like, I did. I did do that. Yeah, I just forgot, because James spent his weekends driving through his friend's dad's front yard. So a really fun part about this documentary is that one I didn't know he had a twin. He's like slightly taller than him and he always wears green. Really? Yeah, he's like skinnier. My brother, the green flag. And then they have like cousins, right? Where's yellow and purple and the other? Another tall one, purple, and yellow. Oh, I just understood what you were going for. They have a dog that's a lizard. He's a dinosaur. He's a dinosaur? Yeah. Dinosaurs aren't lizards. Great lizard. Dinosaurs are birds. They're raptors. Have you ever seen you were very into Jurassic Park recently? Yeah. And you just missed that whole scene? I don't know. The fact that a lot of them had feathers. Dude, that is just, that's PC culture trying to de masculine and eyes dinosaurs by giving them feathers and making them pretty. No, you are correct. Dinosaurs did have feathers. At least semblance of a feather. They did evolve into birds. I feel like we got really off track. I don't even remember where I am. But no, I was going to tell the story. In the documentary, they go back to what is now Croatia. And he shows the tiny little cobblestone alleys that his brother and him used to race on in the little foot on carts are like, they didn't have brakes on whatever they are using. And it was like almost a 45° angle. And he was like, yeah, this is the turn that I learned. This is the hardest turn I've ever done in any racing. And he did it when he was like 5. That reminds me of like, in our Ferrari episode or Ford episodes, like Enzo Ferrari and his brother, like foot raced down dirt roads, and that was like ray racing. This is the fastest way to run at this point. Be cool. Well, after all that hooning around in other people's cars, the boys earned enough money to buy a beat up 1948, Hudson hornet sportsman stock car. That's a good car. A lot of race good. That's from cars. Yeah. That's right. Hud, or Doc. That's right. That's kind of my brand, I think. His name was that sportsman. Yeah, you know, beloved. You know, big old beard. Yeah, he had a big beard and a tail. And he was the only character in the movie with legs. Yeah, he says, go in reverse to go fast and go in revert yet, to go forwards fast you got to go way back to the back there. There's such a good scene. I cry every time I watch that scene. Sorry, it's embarrassing. Sorry. But yeah, to go straight forward. You gotta go all the way back there. The boys shared the Hudson, building and rebuilding the car themselves, and only four years after arriving in America, Mario and Aldo began to race. While other boys, their age were trading baseball cards or reading comic books, the Andretti twins spent their time reading manuals about engines, suspension and aerodynamics. Instead of hanging out at diners, they spent their free time at garages and auto parts stores. Instead of going to diners, they went to drive in. And drive. Yeah. They learned watched and asked questions, and then they turned their knowledge loose at races on the weekends. With each race, they got better and better, but it soon became clear that racing came much more naturally for Mario, who was winning pretty much every other race. The Andretti parents didn't find out their sons were racing until alda was severely injured and his career was over before he really had the chance to begin. Their father wanted Mario to quit too, but he was in too deep. Mario had won 21 out of just 46 races. There was no way he could stop now. In a sport that was slowly growing in the early 60s, Andretti's reputation was quickly rising. In 1965, Mario was 24 and a U.S. citizen, and his pro am domination with stock cars, got him an invite to the U.S. automotive club. He finished 12 in points in his first season, Andretti was growing to love stock car racing, and he was clearly very good at it. But he still had a burning desire for the open wheel style and a speed potential of the Ferraris. He grew up watching. Did grew up in Italy, came to America, started racing in stock cars. It's great at 18. He's great at it. But still dreams of driving national car of his home. It's cool that he knew the steps and he wasn't trying to jump him and just like working his way up. That same year Andretti was shocked when he was asked to join the open wheel racing series now known as IndyCar. It's been called a bunch of stuff, we should cover it in another episode because champ car. Oh yeah, champ car. Cart. I think at this point it was called champ car. Christina's telling me. But IndyCar is named.
"mario andretti" Discussed on Past Gas
"It's past gas. The fastest podcast is the course it's not about sports. I'm excited to do this one. This is the only person that's been the subject of a podcast that we've done that I've seen in their underpants. I was gonna take a bet on how quickly you had mentioned it. Yeah, I've been waiting since last night. As I was looking over the script, I was like, okay, James is definitely gonna mention the underwear. For those of you who have not listened to the show at all, I'd probably mention it in every episode. Anytime I try to get brought up on the show, the underwear, purple, correct? Yes, purple, briefs. Not boxer briefs, but reaps, like straight up like bikini bottoms. I've seen Mario Andretti and his underpants. I went to Phoenix one time to ride in the dual thing. And we had to put on racing suits. And in the trailer, it was me and Mario Andretti. And didn't hesitate? Stripped down to his skiffs, and I saw a very fit elder Italian man. Just no tan lines. No Taylor. No farmers stand on that guy. He's a racer. I mean, after 60 years of racing, you don't care. How many locker rooms has he been in? I don't know, but you know, like if he goes to the YMCA, he doesn't go to the Y. He goes Equinox one. And he's definitely the kind of guy who puts his foot up on the bench. And blow dries his butt. Yeah, there's much less qualified people that do that at every Y across the U.S.. Yeah. I'd like to think that one day when I'm 60, I'll undress in front of a younger gentleman. Yeah, we can only hope. We can only hope. I want some silk briefs now. No, you don't, no. No? No, he'll regret it. They weren't self. They were imagining yourself. In this mental image I'm building a Mario Andretti and his underwear. They're silk purple. Listen, it is burnt in my brain and I want you guys to understand exactly what it looked like, okay? Purple cotton briefs, I assume they were a high end brand. But just for the visual, I'd say picture like a fruit of the loom. Classic tidy whitey. Yeah, yeah. Purple, a purple. I feel like he's a Calvin guy. Maybe. Yeah. No logo. Anyway, anyway, welcome to past gas everybody. There's so much more that we can learn about this to get that out of the way. Yeah. We are in the studio together for the first time in a long time. We've been doing the show since the pandemic started over Zoom. For over two years now. For two years. Last time was early March 2020. Yeah. Well then, yeah, then we did do an in person one like a year ago, the Lucy shell episode, that was in person, that also, that was weirder than this one. Yeah, that one felt weird for you. Well, that was still height of pandemic. Yeah, none of us had been vaccinated at that point. We were like, why are we doing this? I was very aware of both of your breath. Yeah. So it's good to be back in the studio with you guys. Yeah. Here's some crinkling or some barking. It's just because we're on a leather dog. Leather couch, we are a leather dog couch. Other dog couch. We got a leather couch that Joe and I are sitting on Joe's dog Alfie is sitting here. Yeah, his first time longtime listener first time, guest. If you think about it, all animals are made out of leather. Even Mario Andretti. Especially one. All right, well, I'm excited to talk about one of the most requested topics we've had. I mean, this guy's like when you think about racing, you think, Andretti. There's very few subjects that we've covered that if I said to my mom, like, hey mom, who's Mario Andretti. She'd be like, race car driver, you know? Like even Senna, if I told her if I was like, mom, who's arrington Senna? Be like, oh, I don't know. Do they make couches? It does sound like a brand new buy at west elm. I should introduce you the voices you hear are hello. My name is Nolan Sykes. I'm joined as always by my co hosts. In the studio, you can have James Humphrey. Oh, hello. I've seen Mario Andretti and his underwear. Thanks for reiterating. And Joe Webber. Hey, what's up? Every animal is made out of leather. Yes. If you think about it. Oh yeah. Let's get into the story here. It's easy to assume that a person who seeks out racing as their passion is trying to escape something. Maybe it's existential anxieties, relationship difficulties, or childhood trauma. Or racing legend Mario Andretti trying to escape with something that he was forced to do since birth. Andretti was just three years old when Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his brutal fascist regime were overthrown. Once the dust of World War II settled, the European continent was unrecognizable. When Andretti was 8 years old, he and his family moved into a refugee camp in the Tuscany region of Italy, sharing a single room with 8 other families, separated by only a blanket as a wall. Living conditions in the refugee camps were atrocious. It was cramped with no privacy, desperation sparked violence on a daily basis. They had to wrestle their food away from rats only to discover that the food was almost inedible. In the stench, which was ubiquitous in the camp, was a cross between a construction site porta potty and a morgue. It can't be emphasized enough how difficult Mario Andretti's childhood really was. Did you guys watch the documentary? I did not watch the documentary. What is this documentary? It's an NBC documentary called drive like Andretti. It's all right. But the coolest part is that they take him back to the original town that he lived in, which is called or something like that, which is now in Croatia. It's on the very east side of Italy, and I guess it got annexed by Croatia after World War II. But yeah, they show the building that he lived in. There's like 1200 people living in montona is a town he grew up in, which is now in Croatia, but they go to Tuscany, they show the building he was in. How is 1200 people? And it's like the size of a small elementary school. And he was like, yeah, we were lucky. We had we were in this room with 8 other families, but we had a window. And I was just like, damn. During those 7 long years, Andretti and his twin brother, Aldo, fell in love with Italy's most popular sport, Formula One racing. He'd listen to Grand Prix events on the radio, always rooting for his hero, Italian champion, Alberto astari. After seeing a scary once in person and watching him win the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Mario was hooked for life. Now that guy's got a car named after him. Scary a ten. There's another one I forget. They have a new one or a newer one. One of those. It's so fast. Scary. At night, while trying to fall asleep on the floor of a small room surrounded by 25 other families, Andretti fantasized about winning the Formula One championship in his home country. Using a small pillow as a steering wheel, his Ferrari always crossed the finish line just ahead of ascari as thousands of adoring fans cheered Mario over and over. Eventually, the Andretti family got approved to move to America. To Nazareth, Pennsylvania steel town. They didn't speak English and knew little about the culture, including what a milkshake was, but once he found out, Mario loved.
"mario andretti" Discussed on Past Gas
"1969 was one hell of a year. The summer of love, Vietnam War protests, the fight for racial equality and Apollo eight's missions to the moon, culminated for one of the most historically significant years in America's history. On May 11th, over 100 million people tuned in to watch the fastest race in America, the Indianapolis 500. Stand by for the start at Indianapolis. A young Italian immigrant named Mario Andretti face covered in burns from a practice session wreck have been leading the entire second half of the race. Andretti is all by himself in the lead. His tires were so damaged, he was struggling to control the car. He had almost hit the wall. Ultimately, it tossed him the lead. Then, in anxious Andretti pulled into the pit too quickly, running over his chief mechanic. Knocked down by his own automobile. Mechanic was fine, but the car stalled. There was no time for new tires. He just had to drive and hope for the best. The crowd began to pay its tribute to Andretti. The young man who came to this country at the age of 14 as an immigrant from Italy. This was the one he wanted more than anything else in the world. And here it comes, Mario. There's probably 30 people on earth who have never heard the name Mario Andretti. Even if they don't know he's a race car driver, it's one of those names that's bounced around the zeitgeist for decades. That's because Mario Andretti is racing royalty. He's the winner of the driver of the century award, a multi time champion, and a true renaissance man. While a lot of drivers spend their entire careers perfecting one specific style of racing, Andretti like them all. It didn't matter if it was in stock cars circling a loop, open wheel cars careening through a road course, or just drag racing down a stretch of asphalt. If it had wheels and went fast, Andretti wanted in. Today on past gas, how would Andretti's childhood living in a World War II refugee camp, spark his racing career. What impact did Andretti have in the future of race cars? Outside of just being a good driver..
NASCAR on NBC
"mario andretti" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC
"69. That it wasn't only we went to watch the closed circuit TV in Charlotte. It's how big it was. He took me to do that. And so I've always just been so enamored with the whole pageantry of everything to begin with, but the talents and the sheer speed, especially after I was able to race there. To think that how much faster those Indy cars go than what our stock cars could go around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Just incredible. And the racing over gosh, what the last 7, 8, maybe ten years at Indianapolis, has gotten even more incredible than what we'd seen before that. So I'm just looking forward to getting there, being a part and just, you know, not having to watch it on TV, even though in our NBC crew does a fantastic job of setting it all up. I'm just looking forward to being there. And going around to some different areas. I went for qualifying a couple of years ago and as I walked around and saw just you can talk about 220 and 230 miles an hour and you could say it. But when you get there and see these cars go that fast around there, it's just amazing. So I'm interested to see over 30 cars out there at the same time and making that happen and just being a part of just being a fan more than anything else. Yeah, well, there's a lot to be a fan of this year. I mean, the storylines, again, are amazing. You've got Elio Castroneves going not just for two in a row, trying to become the first guy to do that since he did it. No one O two, but also trying to become the first 5 time Indy 500 winner ever. Wow. A race that's in its 106th edition. And this you could be witnessing maybe the most incredible historic achievement of all time. But you've also got a class of 7 rookies, one of whom is Jimmy Johnson, who I think you know well, NASCAR 7 time cup champion. So the only other guys who have won the Daytona 500 and the Indy 500 DJ are Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt. And Jimmy, of course, is going to have a chance to do that here in a couple of weeks. I had Kyle Petty on the podcast a couple months ago and he talked about what he thought the significance of that would be the magnitude as a past NASCAR Cup champion. And the 2500 were three time day two and a 500 winner. What would it mean, I guess, to have Jimmy become to joint and Andretti as an Indy 500 Daytona 500 winner? I think the way that I look at, first of all, it doesn't seem that long ago that Jimmy Johnson, I remember him being a rookie Cup Series. And then, of course, all of his accomplishments since that time. But to eat them, think about that you could say Jimmy Johnson and the same sentence as accomplishing something that A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti did just incredible. And I won't take anything away from the way that they did it by winning their Indy 500 and then went into Daytona 500. But for Jimmy to be a stock car guy and then go and he's able to accomplish this. And I'm going to be pulling every lap for him, nothing against anyone else. But hoping that he can get this done. And make that threesome there that would be just unbelievable. And just incredible feat. And so I hope that he can pull that off, but to go from those stock cars and then get in an Indy car and to win the Indianapolis 500. But we talked about Kirk bush being able to go there to rookie and finish 6. I think Jimmy has every bit of that chance to go better that and possibly win this race. Yeah, people say we're crazy, but he finished 6th in his first time on an IndyCar oval in Texas a couple of months ago. And people said the same thing about Kurt in 2014 that the knock was you can't just make this transition and not he hadn't run any other races. Jimmy's coming with the experience of having run in the series and he's also got what Kurt had Kurt joined in Andretti Autosport entry at a time when Andretti was considered kind of top of the ball game. And Jimmy's coming in with a Ganassi team that obviously has won this race, finished second last year with Alex pillow. I don't think it's as far fetched as maybe people realize when we talk about that. And because I think one thing too is throughout his entire career in stock cars and winning 7 championships and 80 some races, is that what he wants? Yeah. I don't think he was getting enough credit as to how good he really is as a race driver. And so I think that's carrying over to here. Because he hadn't gone in there, made a music success. And it's so hard, it's not there's nothing easy about that at all. I don't care how talented you are, but I think this is going to be his best opportunity. And again, let's hope that he can join in those guys. Yeah. It would be something to watch. Something we'll get to watch in person. And looking forward to that, just like I look forward to having you here. Thanks for being here. I appreciate it. Absolutely glad to be or Nate. Our thanks again to NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett for joining us on the NASCAR NBC podcast. Thanks to NASCAR NBC producers, Emily convoy, and Erin feldstein for lining up DJ as our guest. As you heard me mention, this will be the last post race, NASCAR NBC podcast for a little while. I'm in Indianapolis for most of the next two weeks covering everything at Indianapolis Motor Speedway..
NASCAR on NBC
"mario andretti" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC
"Zealand, Australia, every sprint car drive in North America goes to Iowa, and he beats them. While he's racing full time series. But who else can do that? Listen, we're comparing this is like the conversation about who's the very best quarterback ever. Right. This is like one of those conversations. No disrespect to anybody. But they'll all can do that. Richard Petty couldn't do that. I mean, I don't know Mario Andretti is the only other guy. People could say AJ, people say Tony, but not to this level. You know, they're great drivers. I'm not putting anybody down. Again, we're comparing the very best of the very best. Kyle Larson. In my opinion, bring somebody else to me that you can say can do all those types of disciplines at that level. I haven't seen anybody that can do it until this guy. And it's just, I'm sorry. It is what it is. Well, the one thing Mario Andretti has on his resume is a Formula One championship that might be pretty special. That would be what people would probably take issue with. And the problem now is that the world has changed so much. Kyle arsenal never get a shot. Right. He gets it ever run equipment that we would really be able to tell. Just like we're probably not going to see Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton run the Knoxville nationals. I mean, Louis Hamilton said he wanted to run Daytona. That would be fun to see. But what I'd like to say is lose hey, I'd like to see Luis Hamilton come around Darlington and I'd like to see Kyle Larson go romana. That would be cool. And I bet you Kyle Larson would do better Monica Lewis Hamilton would do a Darwin. All right, the gauntlet's been thrown down. Given the given the same equipment, I'm gonna make a lot of people out there. Yeah, this is gonna get spread around the world. These are great drivers. I mean, listen, listen, Louis Hamilton is a great driver. And Kyle Larson is a great driver. The versatility is amazing. I can tell you that there's no way in hail. And I won a fair amount of races. If you look at the look in the history books, you know, my name is pretty high in regard to race winners. There's no way inhale. I could have gone to the local dirt track and run with those guys in a street stock car. There's no way. And this guy goes and wins the biggest races. And he wins and in this lab we win the road courses. He wins the half mile and a half. He runs a short track. He wins all of them. On that note about dirt, one of the things that got brought up last night was about how much Larson was allowed to race on dirt by Rick Hendrick this year. Dustin long has a great comment NBC sports dot com. I encourage people to check it out about how Larsen said after he won the championship last night that I knew I had no leverage at all. Yeah when I went to meet with him and Rick and Jeff, I remember that initial meeting, it was great, Rick talked about how much he loved my driving style and this and that and you'd love to get me in his race car and then he got to the end of the meeting and he was like, you know, what's something that you want? And I was like, oh, I'm nervous. You know, I know how Rick Hendrick feels about dirt racing and stuff. This isn't. I'm hoping I'm not shoot myself in the foot right here before I ask a question. I was like, like, I'd like to raise some dirt raises. He didn't shut it down at all. You know, Jeff had mentioned to me a few times before that the culture and how they kind of handled their driver's schedule was changing. But I didn't really believe it. When he was telling me that stuff, but I threw it out there and I've gotten a race way more than I thought I would, you know when I was Ganassi in the beginning, it was nothing. I couldn't really race anything, and then it kind of morphed into 25 races in a year and then it morphed into 25 races and a cup season and I thought I would be something similar to that, but by the end of this year I'll raise probably a hundred total races. So the most I've raised in a long time, especially yo, while I'm a full-time Cup Series driver. Rick Hendrick didn't really allow drivers to race on dirt. And he checked with cliff Daniels who checked with upper management and he essentially said, we're going to let this guy have a shot at it because I can tell it means so much to him. And what he's so passionate about, what do you make about that? Because you've seen Rick Hendrick over the decades and how he operates his race teams. And this was a pretty large exception. He didn't let Casey Kane do this. You know, I'm torn. I'll say this, though, in the era where drivers were not having practices or not, you know, we can't test and all that. Does track time really help. Even though they're completely different cars, we all know the only disadvantages injury. That's the disadvantage. You've got this incredible investment, and we talked about Lewis Hamilton a little while ago. Can you imagine Lewis Hamilton? And motor sports, perhaps the biggest name in the world. Can you imagine him getting hurt in a sprint car? And he can't run his F one car. I mean, that would be a monumental shift. I mean, that would be huge. And so now you come to the cup level, is it okay for Kyle Larson to.
The Autosport Podcast
"mario andretti" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Positive force for the team for the mechanics. Also someone just gelled with with father. It was more than a working relationship. Ernie was a special friendship In the top twenty five was utterly dominant. But but jimmy's teammates Able Didn't win a rice grown pre Jimmy was was a vital element echo. Nice bite spicer. Dr zan construct his championship. It was a drop scores row really needed. The one car so provided in the gym was delivering and getting those winds which he did in nineteen sixty. Three and sixty five. You would win both championships. you've probably would need a slightly different approach now. Our guest but certainly very successful. I'm interested obviously loads. Went onto win the champ shit. Obviously crime here. We're not sixty eight. Your can ruin emerson. Fittipaldi mario andretti. Who d- think any of those are. The drivers got close to being being having that relationship with calling on how you can win in in sort of didn't see our to all and everything was quite combative sort of relationship if successful. But do you think any other jobs. Props got into the call. 'cause i it were. Both dance tells a nice story. Watkins glen nineteen sixty eight. When mario was in the forty nine for the first time will set fast time at watkins. Glen and Mayor said to call in heard him say colin. Just tell me when you want me to put her on pole. He promptly did that and After father set to bulb Jimmy back again. Babies euphoric when he said it. Of course in coastal academic but I think. I think mary was a significant figure. Particularly when it came to ground effects because that was that was quite a technical imperial Wasn't quite straightforward as slapping onslaught posts in going out to win not really didn't need kudlow development unsophisticated development rich. Mary platinum an important palton. Dodson had a had a really Strong relationship as well as having two.
"mario andretti" Discussed on NASCAR America
"That our dear friend and colleague robin miller had passed at the age of seventy one. A man hobie dearly missed we have a nice tribute. Voiced by lee dickey. A true friend always tells you the truth. Even when it's hard to hear and robin miller was that friend to open wheel racing born in indianapolis a native hoosier robin could not wait to be part of the action. At a young age he stitched for jim. Hurtubise at the indy-500 drove usak midgets in the seventies and eighties. All while covering the racing scene as a newspaper reporter for the indianapolis star robin style was very matter of fact calling out owners and drivers alike as long as they keep treating this like a monopoly game. Nobody's going to respect them but he was always quick to sing the praises of those same people when they earned it. What a future. This kid's got pretty good way to start. is eating. Apples motor speedway career after making his mark as a writer. Robin brought his distinctive storytelling style to broadcasting flourishing at espn speed channel. And who could forget. Those grid runs with nbc sports. How is it. This guy has a job and i don't 'cause you took the by and i got a lot of debt race fans always look forward to whatever robin would say knicks whether it be on it or in his mile bag from rice magazine even if they only wanted to passionately disagree. Even if you didn't love robin you respected him. For speaking the truth he was the one who pushed us. All to make the sport he loved so much better. There's no disputing. he did. Just that as only robin miller could robin miller. I saw him this morning. This one's for you baby. We love you robin everything that you do. The motorsport hall of fame inducted day for cancer and leukemia. For lengthy tom. He survived by his sister. Diane her family and the entire motorsport community godspeed. Robin well robin miller. Certainly one of a kind. I'd take some solace in knowing just how much that that weekend the double header at indianapolis meant to him being inducted in the motorsports hall of fame when he got to spend the whole day with. Aj foyt among other legends. Mario andretti and i know how much that meant to him. On a personal side to me. When i first came on with with nbc. I didn't know much about motorsports in general and certainly didn't know much about indycar racing. He never held that against me instead. He just regaled with tales from fifty years ago from ten years ago from five years ago he never had too little time for you and his sense of humor was just off the charts. It was wicked. I never walked away from a conversation with robin without without a little chuckle. So that's he meant to me. I think what. I'll remember about him. Being at indianapolis motor speedway a couple of weekends ago. Kelly was that they had that really nice tribute forum in the media center. But i think he was more enthused. I'm sure i know he was touched by that. And that meant a lot to him. But i think what might have been. The highlight of that weekend was interviewed. Jimmy johnson and talk to about and we saw jimmy taking a salty with them there during that wonderful piece and robin asked him about the indy. Five hundred and got to talk to him about all that that is what the essence of robin miller was constantly talking to all the big names as we see. Here mario andretti. Aj foy johnny. Rutherford bobby unser and taking that information and putting breaking news out there but putting a really sharp columns. He pulled no punches. I mean again like all the faces. We decided that video. Dan gurney j. Foyt mario andretti. He didn't write. Puff pieces about these guys. That wasn't why they respected him. So much and conservative befriend. It was because of the respect they had for journalism and his opinions and the fact that he was always stay true to what he believed in and he had a huge legion of fans who read and hung on his every word. Because of that you know just to put a nascar take on this because everybody knows what a great indycar reporting was but on there forgetting two thousand and three. He broke three of the biggest stories and ask are they. Are he broke that. Rjr was leaving as the title sponsor. Broke that the southern five hundred was moving off of labor day from darlington. Fontana any broke that. Brian francis taking over at the nascar chairman and that to me spoke volumes just about the connections and the level of reporters. That robin miller had the auto racing use a giant. Yeah i think the word that you just use. Respect is something that when i every time that i saw him. That's the first thing that came to my mind. The respect that he had in the world of motor sports. And yes i know that that open-wheel and indycar was his forte. Basically but he knew so much about every single form of motor sports. He knew the people that were in there. And it didn't make any difference what your name was and how successful you were as you pointed out. He didn't mind Being that person that either ask the hard question or said the things that other people were only thinking about saying. But wouldn't dare go there. And i i had that much respect for him and which i would have known him even better but i did enjoy stories and the things that he had to talk about. And you only come across people like that every so often and still is someone that will be missed in the world of motorsports. There will never be another quite like robin miller. Thank you guys. we'll be back. Are you tired of wasting time. Making trips to the grocery store. Waiting in checkout lines and overpaying for groceries every week we thought so luckily there's a better way. Misfits market.
Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast
"mario andretti" Discussed on Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast
"Now we're joined on the podcast. rebecca black. She's the ceo and founder of jamba company. That looks to help. Foster kids feel more comfortable. One set of pajamas at a time. Now rebecca. tell me why. You're doing pajamas for foster kids would. What's the significance. I just kind of started digging. I started talking to foster families. I talked to your child protective services at talked a lot of case managers social workers like what is something that we could do to bring comfort to the kids that they serve on the front lines and time and time again. The answer was these kids really need pajamas. And i love pajamas. Like when i was a kid my parents would always give us. Jim is at christmas. Like a who. Doesn't love brand new pajamas. And so i said you know. Let's let's try it and I approached my small group at church and as for christmas. We always give each other again. Why don't we give back to the foster community. Would anybody be interested in doing that. And they all agreed and before long. It kind of just bled like it was like this group wanted to do it and the next group to do it and in that i kind of drive that we hosted We collect a two hundred twenty three pairs of pajamas. And i was like this is going to work and people see the need When it's kind of explain to them and they jump into action very quickly and so pajamas an easy way to make a big impact. And that's what we want to offer. People is one the opportunity to learn about the journey of these kids To hear about the journey in everyday life of social workers and case managers and understand foster family pressures and then three take action. How can you be a part of what we're doing and people just jump in like our community is so generous. It's beautiful rebecca. Black is the founder and ceo of jambos rebecca. What's the most important thing that you've learned about kids in the foster system as you've been working with jambos. I think that's something that we're really passionate about bringing awareness to is that The kids that are going into the foster care system. Oftentimes that transition is very abrupt. So children are leaving an unsafe living environment And they are being placed into a foster home and that that time between point a. m. point be is very uncertain Oftentimes it's It's abrupt We i would imagine it to be very anxious Child is going from something that may be seemingly normal to them and abruptly moved into a strangers home for lack of better words and they're taking very few of their own belongings with them. So it's if you can kind of imagine like your child is just being sweeped from school or maybe. They're being entertained from their home. But it's like grab what you can and let's get out the door and so often times. Kids are arriving to their foster families with get one. We have one story of a family who received a child on their doorstep and ali brought was a bicycle. And you know great. We're glad he goes to bring his bike. But what about some practical resources to help get that child through the night And so it's our heart to just really bring comfort to that journey that little window there where kids are kind of looking around thinking. Where am i going. I don't have any of my stuff. and so on. So it's are it's just it's why we exist is to is to bring comfort to that to that blow right there to that specific moment where they walk into a stranger's house in everything's new. Everything's different but they could have a set pajamas with their favorite character on them right. And it's it's really neat because We've had stories of you know young kids. Arriving into their foster homes and a girl my board her child arrived with a onesie. And that's all there was no diaper. There was no bottle. There was no pajamas. there was there. Were no resources like in that moment. Now i think that you know the heart of of this whole mission. That foster parents are set up for success. But we're talking about that moment. You know the foster families do get the chance to go and do a little shopping and get settled. But the in those moments of absolute like kind of chaos. It's like well. Let's give case manager social workers. Let's give them product to help along the way. That transitional moment it's really really imperative. Rebecca black is the founder and ceo of jambos. If you would like more information you can find it online at jambos donates dot com rebecca. Thank you so much for joining us. On the podcast. Yeah thank you so much for having us. we've just. I was so excited about this. So yeah you guys can check us out. We're excited for our community to be a part of what we're doing so everyone's invited And we're excited to be thinking. Hello go ahead. This is an important announcement from marris andrew. Hi i'm dr ben. We are not magician. Customers may say we perform magic bringing tired. 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WHAS 840 AM
"mario andretti" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"A journey with me back to this week in sports history. We'll start off this week in 1922. Cubs swap Max flak for the Cardinals Cliff Heathcote during the middle of a double header. Both guys play for both teams That same day. This'll week in 1951 after going over 12 Willie Mays connects for his first major league home run. This'll Week in 1968. George Palace retires from coaching as coach of the Chicago Bears. He finished with 318 regular season wins and six NFL titles. This'll Week in 1975. Philadelphia. Goaltender Bernie Parent blanks the Buffalo sabers to do nothing in Game six to give the Flyers their second straight Stanley Cup. Title. The Flyers have not won the Stanley Cup since This'll week in 1981. The Indianapolis 500 ends in controversy when Mario Andretti, who finished second to Bobby Answer is declared the winner because Unser broke a rule during a slow down period near the end of the race. The decision is later reversed, giving answer credit for the victory. But he's fined $40,000 and this week in 2010 Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies pitch the 20th perfect game in Major league Baseball. History against the Florida Marlins. This was the first time in the modern era that two pitchers Dallas breaking of the Oakland after getting back to normal and will happen eventually. And the journey begins here. Everything comes in cycles. News radio. Wait, 40 w H A. S Hayley. Surely you saw the journalist in Italian and to Nova? And her happy anniversary to herself about this idiot who was trying to reach her getting her d m z or whatever. Yeah, the audacity of this straight man. How dare he It's like people don't know when to quit..
AP News Radio
Bobby Unser, 87, Indy 500 Champ in Great Racing Family, Dies
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting three time Indy five hundred champ Bobby Unser has died three time Indianapolis five hundred winner Bobby Unser has died at age eighty seven the Indianapolis Motor Speedway says Unser died Sunday at his home in Albuquerque New Mexico of natural causes Unser and his brother al Unser junior are the only pair of brothers to win the Indy five hundred Bobby Unser's victories in the greatest spectacle in racing came in nineteen sixty eight nineteen seventy five and nineteen eighty one the eighty one victory was controversial under cross the finish line ahead of Mario Andretti but officials ruled Unser had passed cars illegally during the race while exiting pit lane under caution a penalty docked Unser one position and made and ready the water but on appeal Unser was reinstated as winner in October of that year it was the thirty fifth and final victory of Bobby Unser's career hi Mike Rossio
"mario andretti" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Hit songs like Tic Tac and praying. But it's your curiosity for the unexplained and mystical that drives the new podcast. Kesha and the creepiest hear stories of the occult from legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper. I don't necessarily believe in ghosts as much as I believe Demons like to pretend they're ghosts. Okay, I think that what demons do best is imitate and more guests every week. New episodes come out every Friday. Listen to cash it in, like three D w Y PC mobile news on the level on the go. He's raised his final lap. I'm mouse. Abigail. Here's what's trending this hour. Aldo and Runny. The twin brother of the 1969 Indy 500 winner has died. I'm staying Lear, Mario Andretti confirmed it with a tweet calling. L'd owe his loving twin brother, partner in crime and faithful best friend. There is no eloquent, said Mario. I'm shaken to my core stand earlier. 93 w I B C Mobile news 2020 was rough on everyone. Now we're in 2021. But and I you health psychiatrist says those hardships have prepared us for this year. We've lived through a really dark time and there's still some dark times coming up, But we actually conceive open the future to get back to some sort of routine where they don't have to. Miss what they've done in the years past Doctor and Gilbert on wish TV, she says to mentally reset for this year. Focus first on what you've gained. New Year's Eve is normally a big night for bars. But this year was a bit different Bars and Marion County had to close it down by midnight because of the county's coronavirus mandated closure by which they would have extended even to just 12 31 o'clock,.
Tony Katz and the Morning News
Mario Andretti’s twin brother Aldo dies aged 80
"Final lap. I'm Alison Miguel. Here's what's trending this hour. Aldo and Runny, the twin brother of the 1969 Indy 500 winner, has died. I'm staying. Leader Mario Andretti confirmed it with a tweet calling. L'd owe his loving twin brother partner in crime and faithful best friend. There is no eloquence, said Mario. I'm shaken to my core. Stanley here. 93. W I B C Mobile news.
Balance of Nature
Green flag nears at empty Indianapolis 500
"Empty seats Sunday when the field of 33 takes the green for the rescheduled Indianapolis 500. Move from its traditional Memorial Day weekend date due to covert 19 Marco Andretti, grandson of indie legend Mario Andretti, will lead the field to the green flag marking the first time since Mario in 1987. Senate. Andretti Andretti has has has been been been on on on the the the pole pole pole at at at Indy. Indy. Indy. Will Will Will Clark Clark Clark ABC ABC ABC News News News at at at the the the Indianapolis Indianapolis Indianapolis Motor Motor Motor Speedway Speedway Speedway and and and the the the MBA MBA MBA playoffs, playoffs, playoffs, The The The Nets Nets Nets will will will look look look to to to stave stave stave off off off elimination elimination elimination tonight tonight tonight when when when they they they face
AP News Radio
An Andretti wins first Indy 500 pole for family in 33 years
"And then Jedi when's the first Indy five hundred pole for the family in thirty three years now he will lead the field to the green in next Sunday's Indy five hundred Marco Andretti locked up four lap average of two hundred and thirty one miles per hour in Sunday's qualify he had tears in his eyes reciting advices grandfather marry Andretti gave him the wind will scare you but they will never rush you Mario Andretti scored the only Indy five hundred win for the family in nineteen sixty nine the August twenty third race will be Marco Andretti's fifteen the temp his own father Michael Andretti fell short in sixteen tries when Marco came off the tracks Sunday after winning the pole father and son embraced then strategized for the big one I'm Julie Walker
The Next Right Thing
Don't Look At The Wall
"The original cars movie released in two thousand six which was also the year. Our Son was born at the time. Our girls were toddlers and I had three young nephews so we watched a lot of cars the cartoon version. This is what I'm saying with mater and DOC Hudson and radiator springs and of course lightning McQueen that all the kids called lightning the queen because of course they did about a month ago John and Lugar Son and I watched that movie and I guess I haven't seen it in a decade or so because every single song took me back to win. The kids were tiny and nobody slept through the night and it felt like. I was making chicken nuggets and applesauce for every lunch and dinner. Probably because I was my days of watching cartoon cars may have passed. But I'm still happy to listen to the sage advice of one real life race car. Driver named Mario Andretti who has been famously quoted over the years as having given some excellent racing advice that also seems to apply to life. He said don't look at the wall. Your car goes where your eyes go I. I saw this quote after about a week long bout of wrestling with some questions in discouragement. In my work yes. Y'All hi. It's me. Emily talking about my work. Mindset again seriously though. The simple racing advice really stuck with me during a week where I was questioning everything from the decor of my Home Office where I was literally looking at the walls to a more metaphorical wall gazing as I questioned the direction of my work at the time. This was actually just a few months ago. This happens every now and then for me sometimes on a more extreme level than normal. But I'll share. This particular season of looking at the wall has looked like for me. Now I would Mario Andretti said. Don't look at the wall. He said in the obviously of racing. Because your car goes where your eyes go of course if we want to more. Broadly apply that clever statement to life. The Wall could represent any number of things options. Distractions trouble you name it. I'm not saying we're never to consider our options to change course to be aware of obstacles or trouble that might come up as we make our decisions about our life and our work. Hello this is episode. One seventeen of an entire podcast about making decisions and I'm constantly. I feel like talking about perspectives weighing the options and seeing all sides of things. Of course that's important but I will say sometimes we can get so busy looking at the wall that we spend all our time there and we forget where we're actually going and why were on the road in the first place like the mom who's so worried about all the things that could go wrong when her baby goes off to kindergarten or starts driving a car or goes off to college that she forgets to be a person to take a walk to eat good food and laugh at the table and enjoy each parenting stage as it comes or like the employees who desperately wants to impress her boss or outperform. Her Co workers that she loses all joy in the work. She was once excited to show up for every single day or like the writer who becomes overwhelmed by what other writers are doing. And how they're doing it that she doesn't make the time to actually write the words that make her come alive. That will serve a reader. Well an usher light and hope into the world around her like the citizen whose so completely frustrated with the state of the world of politics that she feels powerless toward any change at all rather than seeing the small things that are hers to do and using her unique voice to make way for justice in her church her neighborhood and her city and like me. I feel like I've said this before but keep learning it on different levels so I'm gonNA share just a little bit of my own wall gazing story with you now and maybe by the end of it you'll consider yours for years years. It's all you. I have felt out of place in the stage culture. That many in my industries seem to inhabit so comfortably. Listen I don't even know if that's the right way to say that. But please forgive my lack of Separating over the perfect description right now I've got a point to make. It's not that I think it's wrong. To stand on. Stage is for real. It's so needed it's important. It is a unique calling that I respect. I just don't think it's my unique calling at least not fully and becoming more and more convinced that speaking to giant crowds from a large stage doesn't seem like the place where my most valuable contribution is offered. And this might seem like not big deal to you but for me. This has always been tension that I've held. The question has been for me. What does it look like to be an author who doesn't travel and speak on stages? This question is valid and it's important but if I let it it can become my own version of looking at the wall because instead of looking at what my work is I slowly begin to define it by what it isn't and eventually becomes a heavy burden to bear. Your car goes where your eyes go in so for the past several years. I've been learning. What does it look like to keep my eyes on the road and I've been living into the answer granted years ago at I? It honestly looked like saying yes to lots of travel and to speaking and never feeling fully like myself in that and after that it felt like saying no to most of the speaking but then kind of wondering if I was doing it wrong. I'll be honest these days. It looks like a few different things. For example it looks like hope. Writers is still does look like that serving writers online from the comfort of my own home leading in the ways that I know how stumbling through it doing it well sometimes in being really excited and then not doing it so well other times and learning as I go it also looks like saying yes when my friend tissue box and writer invited me to Co lead literary London with her one of my favorite trips ever this year. GonNa take our third group this summer to that trip which is currently full by the way next year. It's GonNa look like being a lecturer for the masters in Spiritual Formation Residency Program at Friends University. By the way if you want to hear more about that you can listen to episode one hundred where I tell the whole story and this week as this episode airs. I'm in southern California. Quietly CO leading twenty-eight hope writers through a year long mastermind cohort that we've designed especially specifically for them so I give those examples not really to tell you what I'm up to lately but just to offer some embodied real life versions of what this has looked like for me in my work to quit looking at the wall and instead keep my eyes on the road already. Don't look at. The Wall is becoming for me. A kind next right thing. Mantra and remember Mario's advice was about racing. Assuming you're travelling at fast speed and if there was ever a metaphor for the pace of our lives right now maybe a race car comes pretty close. You keep your eyes on your intended path if you want this to go well. It might be tempting to catalog all that could go wrong or all. That is wrong but it's more dangerous actually to look at the wall than it is to simply keep your eyes on the road and so this quote found me right on time at the end of last year and I'm so grateful for it. Maybe it's finding you today at the right time as well. If you're having one of those days weeks months or let's face it decades. What would it look like for you to make like a race car driver and keep your eyes on the road? What are the walls in your own work right now? What about in your relationships are their walls in the places where you volunteer where you give your time or your money. What are the walls you're facing today? Are you able to name them? Are you willing to turn your eyes of from them and focus on the road ahead? This is your invitation to stop looking at that wall and simply do your next right thing in love.
30 For 30 Podcasts
ESPN's 'Qualified' Highlights Boundary-Breaking Race Car Driver Janet Guthrie
"Return our attention to the world of motor sports, which has the rare distinction as being one of the sports where men and women are sensually on a level playing field in that body strength and physical speed take a back seat to focus precision and skill and yet women have struggled to break through at the highest levels of motor sports. That is the topic of the latest thirty for thirty film. It's called qualified. It used to be and women can't do it. They don't have the strength. They don't have the endurance. They're gonna endanger lives. You don't hear that anymore. What you do. Here is they're never gonna win. Then believe me if I didn't think I could win I would quit. But I do think I can win for four year stretch starting in nineteen seventy seven Janet Guthrie attempted to accomplish where women had never done qualify for and win the world's most famous race. The Indianapolis five hundred unsurprisingly she faced a ton of resistance, we'll five or six other rookies year. And she gets all attention, and they don't get nothing. Do you think she'll be able to last six hundred mile? No. No. What was surprising to the establishment was how good of a research at Guthrie actually what's despite inferior equipment funding that paled in comparison to some of the other teams and open hostility from her male competitors. Guthrie not only qualified, but earned a top ten finish in nineteen seventy within two years. She finished ahead. Mario andretti. The lady can literally with one hand tied behind her back with them in. On today's episode. Look at Janet Guthrie struggles her achievements her determination and how her career suddenly stalled out the director of qualified generic, and her producer, Carolina Waterlo will join me in a moment. But first, it is my pleasure. To say Hello to the legend herself Janet Guthrie, welcome to the thirty for thirty podcasts. And congratulations on this film will thank you. It's a pleasure to be here. So I want to get into the film when your career, but I was wondering if you could just describe what it's like to drive an IndyCar. Well, there's nothing that I know of that require is such focus without a lapse for such a long time, because you can't afford to make small mistakes, because small mistakes have shot at turning into unseemly mishaps. You're trying to beat the next guy end of the corner, but you're not going to put him in the wall. In order to do it. Hang on. John is still doing quite well second, Indianapolis five hundred AJ just one place in front of. Treaded guthrie. So it's a very interesting combination of competition. And yet, you're responsible for the well being of the person you're competing against. I don't know anything like it really. Anything can happen. One of the things I learned from the film that you grew up. You learn how to fly you parachuted. But in your answer, just then you didn't say anything along the lines of. Well, I am a thrill seeker. And I really liked going fast or something like that. I mean so where does that fit into to the appeal? Well, I guess I was born at venturous and grew up in sufficiently socialized of flying was great fun. What of the elements is that this wonderful machinery, the airplanes the race carries in able women to compete right out there, the level of human ability, because the broad shoulders and big muscles, don't count. That's part of the appeal finding out what it's like out there the limits of human capability, so this may be naive question. But why was it so hard to make that case throughout the seventies that this isn't about physical broad shoulders in the way that you just described this is about folk? This and all the things that aren't sort of inherently different between men and women. Oh, mythology. I'm afraid actually I had been racing sports car is for women had always participated. I'd been doing that kind of thing for thirteen years. And I could count the problems on the fingers of one hand that had anything to do with my being a woman, it just really wasn't an issue. So to come in to the top levels of racing and this country IndyCar racing and NASCAR Cup racing. And discover the not everybody thought that way was a quite as apprise actually when you were trying to break in. Did you get a sense that there was sort of actual misogyny at place, or was it more just like we have an old boys club here? We like our little network, and now trying to crash the party. Well, unfortunately, what was being said, was along. The lines of women did have strength women don't have the endurance. Women don't. Ev the emotional stability, Iman are going to endanger our lives times. It made made a mad mostly. I could laugh at it because I figured they would learn better and indeed, for the most part that did happen when you first started breaking in, and particularly when you got to Indy cars, your first few races, it felt like not just all eyes on you, but also testing you, you know what I mean? People were pretty explicit about this is your one chance. And if you screw it up, then you're not going to get a second chance. Well, I knew if a screwed up that it would be a long time. If for a woman got another chance. Yes. I did have to be a little extra cautious those first few races. So that not only did I give the fast or. Cars in a room. I gave them so much room that there wasn't going to be a doubt in their mind. And then as time went on, of course, I could home in on that a little more. But you look for hence. Coming up on the smart car. Chris allowed to make any mistakes day with lower Parador faster cars. Yeah. Given them all over the world. You bet. We'll hear lots more from Janika three in a bit. But now let's talk to the people who had to craft her story qualified director, Jen Ricker, and producer Caroline Waterlo. Jenna started a conversation by talking about whether Janika through was a story that she knew about or whether she felt like she was really rescuing a story that had been lost to history. I didn't know who Johnny go through was myself. And I think what happened for me is in being introduced her story. I was a little ticked. I didn't know who she was. I was like the first woman. I don't know who the first one when you qualified for the Indianapolis five hundred this is insane. And I think it started like throwing down a rabbit hole of like how many more women don't I know about. And, and I think that became something very clear to us as we were learning more about her in culling research is that most people didn't know about her, and this is an overarching problem beyond the sport beyond her story is that every time we find out about a woman, it's still a novelty, and the more novelties the less progress, you can make. And if people can identify with somebody who's come before it looks like a pretty big mountain to scale to go after something. So it it didn't up having a big impact on us. The Juno about the story. I did not Jenna, read the book and. I was very excited about it. And she and I became friends through another mutual friend who is also a producer on the film Nina, Kristich, and Nina, and I had worked on the OJ made in America doc, together. She's a archival genius, and our other producer, Greg. So the four of us all kind of came together, and John had this incredible disease of an excitement for the story, and we all immediately agreed and sort of got on board to me, it was like seventies women race cars. Awesome. The need. There's no you look at a picture of her her suits with her car. And you just think I need to know everything about this. And so it was kind of a no brainer for me to want to produce it and try to talk. Yes. PIN into making it people who are listening to this podcast will have heard her and got of personality. I'm wondering if you can take a crack at describing Janet's personality to natio- single minded in pursuit of things, she's very inflammable. And so it's probably what maters such a great race car driver. Like, as we did this discovering. Like never seen it IndyCar race. Never seen a NASCAR race. And then gets in these cars and excels. And I think that's to or credit, you know she did jump from kinda crappy sports cars to the top level of the sport. And it's to your credit that it was like give me the machine. And I will make it excel. Yeah. And then the great joy of, of Janet as a character to is you go the next layer to her. And it's like oh, she jumped out of a plane when she was sixteen right? Oh, she's an aeronautical engineer. Oh, she built her own engine? You know, we talk about, you know, stem in education, outright, science technology, engineering math, you know, she is like the stem spokesperson of all time, and that's another all the areas that she excelled in are just these kind of have traditionally not been is that we hear about women. Do you think she was motivated by just? I'm really good at this and I want to do this or how much did she recognize the sort of trail-blazing nature of what she was doing? She. Was not trying to be the first she was not trying to make a huge feminist statement. She's like I'm just trying to drive my car and I am good at it, and I and I love it and I want to do it, so please, let me do it. But then she talks about in the film how over time as people point out to her, that she is this trailblazer. And she sorta realizes that it has become a role that she does feel some responsibility towards in terms of being this woman to blaze a trail. And so she she, she's a reluctant hero in that sense. I think that was one of the things certainly that drew me to her. I think that most trailblazers arrest people who do these things aren't consciously thinking, I'm going to carry this banner. It is because they're so focused on the thing. They believe they're meant to do that. Eventually, there's a wake behind them. I think for all women. It's always like you're, you're carrying all of them and had on your back. Like, what are you? I'm just trying to go shopping. You know, like it's always so weighted down. Down, and it's a big burden to carry that doesn't happen to men excelling it something or stepping out of the norm. They're not all of a sudden given us albatross, the failure. Yes. So high. Yeah. Yeah. Well, I thought that came through really strongly in the film and continues to this day. But just this notion that certain people have much shorter leashes than others. Certain people I shouldn't mince words like white men, get much longer leash than others. You have to be perfect if you're going to try and be I. Yeah. Or even eat. Yeah. Even get the shot. It's, it's. But there were there were explicit. I mean it was explicit in that moment. I mean, they're you know, I'm trying to remember the particular quote. But there were, there were race officials basically saying this is your chance to prove a new only get one. Yeah. Right. You have to raise Trenton before let you even set, you know, step on the track at Indy that was very much like, you know, someone's going to get killed with this woman on the track. I mean now I mean it's about as high stakes as you could imagine for her going improve herself. I mean people were very concerned about it. There's times when it's like how this is an old boys club, and people are being just sorta, like joke fraternal about it. But then there's times when, like some of the signs that were out there and some of the language of use was like, and had, like, really scary. Grandstands behind his. It was always see the people agitate ner say rude things the save. Nice has get the tips out of the pets here come to young guys seem I say, hi Janet, you got to qualify said, I hope so. He said, well, we don't we hope you crash on our corner. I didn't really have a thick skin. If that's what it took to get a shot at the Indianapolis five hundred I would deal with it. That's all. Couple years before Janet arrives on the scene. Women aren't even allowed in the pit area. And so these female sportswriters sued the track to get access. And I was reading one of the articles about it, and there's drivers saying if I see one on the track and went around the bitch over. I mean this is what they're saying. And this is just somebody asking to do your job and be reporter. It was sort of shocking, and then not shocking. In nineteen seventy eight Gordon Johncock an Indy champion. He shook the car down when he came back. He got out of the Carney, through his helmet. He was furious. And he realized that