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Loni Unser joins dad, legendary racing family on track

NEW YORK (AP) — Hanging with her dad at the track and hearing stories about her famous great-uncles Al and Bobby Unser, it’s easy to understand why Loni Unser always wanted to race cars. The 19-year-old freshman at Colorado is the daughter of Johnny Unser, and she’s suited up for a handful of events so far in her professional racing debut season. “I’ve been around racing since I...
Via MyNorthwest.com
June 16, 2017

Indy 500 champions choose their most memorable moments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Long before he won the Indianapolis 500, Al Unser was an up-and-coming 25-year-old sprint car driver who had showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to watch his older brother try to qualify. Unser still remembers the feeling of awe when he drove through the tunnel beneath the track. ''I had never seen such large grandstands,'' he said, ''filled with so many...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Highlights from the 65th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 65th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 24, 1981 WINNER: Bobby Unser AVERAGE SPEED: 139.084 mph WHAT HAPPENED: One of the most controversial Indy 500 races in history after Unser beat Mario Andretti to the checkered flag. USAC officials later ruled Unser had illegally passed cars while exiting the pit area during a caution. When the official results were posted the next day, Unser...
Via Associated Press
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Highlights from the 52nd running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 52nd Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 30, 1968 WINNER: Bobby Unser AVERAGE SPEED: 152.882 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Unser won the first of his three Indy 500s when he inherited the lead just eight laps from the finish when Joe Leonard's engine expired. NOTABLE: Pratt & Whitney's turbine engine - the ''Wedge Turbine'' - was used in the Lotus 56 entries. Mike Spence was killed in a May...
Via Associated Press
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 5 Indianapolis 500 drivers of all time: No. 3 Al Unser

Editor's Note: From Tuesday, May 19 to Saturday, May 23, FOX Sports will count down the top five Indianapolis 500 drivers of all time. INDIANAPOLIS -- Counting down to the final three drivers in top-five countdown is easy because there are only three drivers in the 104-year history of the Indy 500 that have won the race four times in their career. What isn't easy is the actual ranking...
Via FOX Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar legend Bobby Unser congratulates Scott Dixon on tying career victories

SONOMA, California – Think of the great names in IndyCar Series history and Bobby Unser is always on that list. He was a fast and fearless “Hard Charger” – the older brother of Al Unser that would form the most successful brother combination in racing history. Affectionately known as “Uncle Bobby” by his nephew Al Unser, Jr., he was the Unser that punished a race car, getting it...
Via FOX Sports
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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