Rick Mears: Off Road Racer Turns Indy 500 Winner

by Wes Kibble on March 9, 2011

Did you know that 4 time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears started his career as an off road racer? Mears, who also holds the record of 6 Indy 500 pole position starts, raced buggies with his off road racing star brother Roger Mears. There was a few other rides, such as the Parnelli Jones Chevrolet pictured above, but most fans remember the Mears brothers battling it out at Riverside Raceway. Do you have more photos or information about Rick Mears and his off road racing career? Photo via Race Dezert

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