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In the second Beyond The Bricks of the month, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen talk about the legendary Mario Andretti. To start the show, Jake pays tribute to Johnny Aitken, the winningest driver in IMS history. Aitken would have turned 137 years old Tuesday. We hear historic audio from Mario’s career, from his humble beginnings in racing, to becoming arguably the most famous race car driver in the world, and winning the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. 

Later, Jake and Mike talk about Mario’s spectacular versatility, and we hear from the legend about his win at Sebring in 1970. The guys discuss his rotten luck at Indy throughout the latter stages of his career, and go in-depth on the controversial 1981 Indy 500, as well as his final car in 1994.