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Andretti continues mission to unite Champ Car, IRL

Mario Andretti said it best: "I got them to the altar more than once -- I just can't get them to say 'I do.'" IRL founder Tony George and Champ Car boss Kevin Kalkhoven simply don't see eye-to-eye, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: July 7, 2007, 8:25 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

WATKINS GLEN, NY -- No individual has tried harder over the last few years to unify America's divergent pair of open-wheel racing championships than Mario Andretti.

The 67-year-old living legend commands respect in both the Indy Racing League and the Champ Car World Series -- as he should, as an Indianapolis 500 winner and four-time U.S. national champion.

Yet even Mario's wisdom, clout and common sense have not been enough to convince IRL founder Tony George and de facto ...

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