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Jackie Stewart On Driving A Penske Indy Car

Jackie Stewart is a Formula 1 Legend. He won the World Championship in 1969, 1971 and again in 1973. He Raced at Le Mans and also in the completely insane Can Am series. If it had 4 wheels and an engine, Sir Jackie drove it, and drove it quite fast.

Stewart was also one of the original champions for driver safety. Jackie was one of the first drivers to find Formula 1’s mortality rate completely unacceptable. Stewart and his supporters forced F1 to take a hard look at safety and make necessary changes to keep drivers alive.

Today we look back to when Stewart drove a PC17 Indy 500 winning, Penske Indy Car. He may not have driven the wheels off it due to the less than stellar conditions. In this video his blunt honest approach is refreshing, and we could honestly listen to Stewart talk race cars all day

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Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.

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