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He wasn't boastful; he was modest. He let results speak for themselves. He's one of the true, true icons of our sport. He'll never be dismissed or forgotten. "A schoolboy when Clark raced at the Speedway, Richard Childers had access to Gasoline Alley through his mechanic father. "I only met the man once, in 1966," said Childers. "I was just a kid, 12 or 13 years old. Mens Adidas Gazelle Og Trainers Blue
1978 World Driving Champion, was Rookie of the Year at Indianpolis in 1965 when Clark won the 500. Andretti won the 500 in 1969. "I remember as a young driver how much I wanted to get to know him," said Andretti. "I was in awe of someone like him. He was a perfect gentleman. He was very intelligent and articulate. He was the ultimate professional. He commanded that respect. I never, never ever from anyone heard a derogatory thing said about Jim Clark. It was always praise about the man. He was an example in so many ways of someone who did things well.
These days, guys go fast for a few laps and wreck it. You never saw Jim Clark do that. He always knew he was in control. "Foyt, who won, among other things, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and the Indy four times, also won the Daytona 500 and three USAC stock car championships. He said he saw Clark's one stock car drive, at Rockingham, North Carolina, in 1967, in which Clark started 24th and reached 12th before the car quit. Andretti, the Adidas Gazelle Navy Gold
him fit in with American people. Other F1 drivers were too damn good for them. He wasn't a prima donna. "He was a good, average guy. You would never have thought he was an F1 driver. He was the best F1 driver I ever met, even by today's times. He Ladies Adidas Gazelle Uk was a great race driver. I rate him right at the top. One of the best that ever sat in a race car. How I rate a driver is: was he good in everything he got into, and some of the stuff he drove was not that good, but he'd get in and he raced the hell out of it. He didn't crash it.
quite as successful as Clark in 1963, when he nearly won, and he led a lot of the race in 1964 before his tire gave out, and he won in 1965. He was very popular, well liked. "McQueeney said his department doesn't exactly track driver popularity, but basically only two racers challenge the popularity of Clark at Indianapolis. They are Texan AJ Foyt, who had a record 159 USAC wins and drove in the Indy 500 for 35 consecutive years, and Italian immigrant Mario Andretti. "He was kind of quiet, not a smart ass or a jerk," Foyt said. "He would always take time to say hello to you. I think that made Adidas Gazelle Og Navy/White Leather Trainers
He was very friendly. He signed an autograph and talked about my interest in auto racing. He probably talked to me for 15 minutes. "Childers said his later racing career profited from Clark's example. "He gave me a sense of how important it was to be meticulous," said Childers. "He was very meticulous. That team would take extensive notes during testing. My dad told me they had never seen clipboards in Gasoline Alley before the Lotus team turned up. I kept notes on every track I ran.
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