May 13, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT
Six years ago, 96-year-old Muncie, Indiana resident Edith Pittenger received an IndyCar two-seater ride with two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk.
Now 102 years old, Mrs. Pittenger is a centenarian. But that’s clearly not slowing her down.
Today, she took another two-seater ride at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, this time with 1969 Indy champion Mario Andretti at the wheel. The ride came courtesy of Scott Jasek, co-owner of the Indy Racing Experience, which runs the two-seater program.
“My family knew it was something I wanted to do back then, and it was so much fun I wanted to do it again,” Pittenger told IndyCar.com. “And it was just as much fun this time.”
“It just shows that you can be too young to ride but you’re never too old,” Andretti said.
Per the series, nearly 40 members of her family were in attendance to see her return to the Brickyard today; those family members gave her the Luyendyk ride in 2008 as a Christmas gift. Mrs. Pittenger saw her first Indy 500 in 1948.
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