Rick Mears speaks

Posted by Iannucci | 6/19/2008 | 0 comments »
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These kids today, some of them go very fast on these tracks and you sit them down and say ‘Do you want to set fast laps?” And they’ll say, “Well, yeah, yeah.” So you say it’s not brain surgery, you gotta finish if you want to win the race. And they’ll say, “Well, yeah, yeah.” And then they say “I just wanna win so bad. I‘ll do anything to win, anything to win.” If that’s the case, then you’re lying to me. If you’ll do anything to win, you’ll slow down. Well, anything but that, I guess.

Some struggle more than others. Some get it right away. This is a business about going fast. That’s what we feel we’re supposed to do. It’s a question of figuring out when to go fast, where to go fast, and when not to.
In case you haven't checked it out yet (and you might not have because his site did a "face plant" as soon as he posted it) be sure to read pressdog's interview with Rick Mears. It's FUN-tastic!