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Mario Andretti has Indianapolis street named for him

At Washington and Meridian, downtown
Posted at 3:09 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 15:16:22-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Pedestrians in downtown Indianapolis no doubt did a double take late Monday morning.

Yes, that was Mario Andretti at Meridian and Washington, up above the intersection in a bucket truck.

The 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner was helping install a Mario Andretti Drive street sign which commemorates his win, 50-years ago.

Andretti raced in 29 Indianapolis 500's from 1965 to 94, but 1969 was his only victory at the speedway.

At 79-years-old, Andretti remains an icon and fan favorite in the world of auto racing, and now has his own street.