In the 78th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview the patriarch of racing’s favorite family, and the man whose life epitomizes the American dream, Mario Andretti.

“We are the perfect example of the American dream.” Arriving in America after escaping a tumultuous regime in Italy, the Andretti family was ready to make the most of their new life. For Mario, who was drawn to the race track from a young age, driving became his ultimate goal, and he would stop at nothing in order to make his racing dream come true.

Mario with his brother Aldo in Montona, Italy

In tackling his dreams without abandon and letting his deep passion for the sport simply shine through him, Mario inspired not only the next generation of Andretti’s to go after their goals, but instilled within every admirer of his story, racing enthusiast or not, that you really can achieve anything you set your mind to, so long as you are “relentless in the pursuit of what you believe in.”

It was an absolute honor to have the chance to speak to this incredible athlete and entrepreneur, and I hope that you all enjoy my interview with the legendary Mario Andretti.

Mo Rocca in 2 seater

Thank you all for listening, I hope you enjoyed this episode. To learn more about Mario, visit his website, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.

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