He is the brother of Roger Mears and the uncle of NASCAR driver Casey Mears.
In 1998, he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
He won the Champcar national champion three times (1979, 1981 and 1982).
As of 2006 he si the record-holder for pole positions in Indianapolis 500 with six (1979, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991)
He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall.
In 1997, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
He was raised in Bakersfield, California.
He began his racing career in off-road racing.
He won the Indianapolis 500 four times in 1979, 1984, 1988 and 1991.
Rick Mears: To finish first you must first finish.