Drivers and Personalities from 1971 to 2008 – Photo Gallery Page Seven Linda Vaughn, Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, waves to the crowd during a pre-race parade for the 1981 Daytona 500. Rick Mears waits for the start of practice for the 1981 Indianapolis 500. Mears dropped out of the “500” after a pit fire, but won the following CART races at Atlanta, Riverside, Michigan, Watkins Glen and Mexico City to wrap up his second CART championship. Team owner Carl Haas (left) and team manager/crew cheif Tony Dowe, monitoring practice laps during a Can-Am event at Watkins Glen. Alan Jones checks a replacement helmet visor before practice for the 1981 Canadian Grand Prix.