INDIANAPOLIS - Mario Andretti's son, Michael, was looking for a "temp" for the 27 while Hinchcliffe recovers from a concussion.
The man who first stepped up to offer his services wasn't EJ Viso, it was 74-year-old Mario Andretti.
The Andretti family was close to letting the 1969 champ back on the track. Watch the video above for more.
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