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"Rocket Rick" won in three decades

Updated: May 31, 2005, 8:54 AM ET
By Mike Puma | Special to ESPN.com

"I remember being in the airport, leaving after the [1991] Indy 500. And there's Rick Mears up ahead of me. And he's got a duffel bag in one hand and [wearing] a pair of jeans and T-shirt. And he was so calm, he could have looked like a sailor that was about to go on a two-week sailing excursion to the Bahamas. You would have never thought that was a guy who just won his fourth Indianapolis 500," says 1998 Indy 500 winner Eddie Cheever on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

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