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Mears only third person to win four Indy 500's

Updated: May 23, 2001, 5:19 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

May 26, 1991

Rick Mears streaks into Indy 500 history when he wins the event for the fourth time, joining A.J. Foyt and Al Unser, Sr., as the only drivers to accomplish the feat.

Mears, 39, gets into the Indy record book after outracing Michael Andretti in a brilliant duel. Andretti has a lead of almost 15 seconds before making a pit stop for a brief splash of fuel when the yellow flag comes out 15 laps from the end. When Andretti gets back on the track, Mears is the leader, ...

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