Randy Lanier was a lot of things. For one, he was a talented enough driver to clinch an Indy 500 Rookie of the Year award in 1986, and to compete in IMSA, CART, and even at Le Mans. Then it was all torn down. Lanier was convicted of trafficking more than 300 tons of marijuana into the US from Colombia, mostly by boat. It was a massive operation, and made Lanier rich ... until he was caught. His conviction, in 1988, was for life without parole.

That's the broad outline of a story most people interested in racing know in part, but veteran motorsport journalist Marshall Pruett has the entire thing for you in this deeply engrossing, podcast-length documentary below. Enjoy.

And if you liked this, or the last podcast from Pruett we covered on McLaren's new boss Zak Brown, check out his Facebook page which has more than 100 other motorsport podcasts to listen to.

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