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Mario Andretti

Graham Bensinger sits down with motorsports legend, Mario Andretti, at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.  Andretti, who spent most of his childhood in an Italian refugee camp at the end of World War II, immigrated to America as a teenager, where the family settled in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.  He and his twin brother, Aldo, hid racing from their father who was adamantly against the sport. They were caught when Aldo was nearly killed in a racing crash. Despite their father’s fears, the two continued to race after that accident. Mario Andretti’s career quickly gained momentum, and, by the late 1960s, he was famous all over the world.  The versatile Andretti is the only driver to win the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500 and the Formula One World Championship. Mario is still getting on the track today and takes Graham 180 miles per hour around the track in a 2-seater IndyCar.