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NASCAR's Kyle Larson watches practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race from an Arrow McLaren pit box at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, May 18, 2023, in Indianapolis. Larson announced that he will drive in the 2024 Indianapolis 500 for Arrow McLaren.

INDIANAPOLIS — Jeff Gordon remembers standing along the fence of pit lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a child, hoping that his hero Rick Mears would walk past and give the aspiring young driver an autograph.

As he grew older, Gordon dreamed of following in Mears’ footsteps and driving in the Indianapolis 500. His path ultimately led him toward stock cars, where the NASCAR Hall of Famer built one of the best resumés in the history of the sport.

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