Mario Andretti: Dueling with Slingshots at 180 MPH

Stock cars, sports cars, Indy cars — Mario Andretti has always been the man to beat.

Mario Andretti in a racecar

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This portrait of the driver on the eve of the 1967 Daytona 500 from the June 3, 1967, issue of the Post shows that Mario Andretti has always been cool under pressure — possibly the coolest ever.

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Click to read “Dueling with Slingshots at 180 MPH” in the June 3, 1967 issue of the Post.

We catch up with Mario Andretti in the May/June 2017 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Subscribe today to read “Mario Andretti,” the story of how a young Italian immigrant with a big dream became one of the greatest race car drivers of all time.

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