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Al Unser Sr.

1939-05-29 (age 82)


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Castroneves: Being with Foyt, Unser, Mears “blows my mind”

The Indianapolis 500’s latest four-time winner Helio Castroneves admits he’s still overwhelmed to be in the ‘club’ that features A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears.

BorgWarner honors Al Unser, celebrates two of four Indy wins

Indy car legend Al Unser has been presented with a ‘Baby Borg’ to honor his two Indianapolis 500 victories in the Vel’s Parnelli Jones “Johnny Lightning Special” entries. David Malsher-Lopez reports.

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Indy 500 program cover features art by Johnny Rutherford

The official souvenir program for the 105th running of the Indy 500 features on its front cover artwork by three-time winner Johnny Rutherford.

Unser to receive ‘Baby Borg’ celebrating 1970 Indy 500 win

Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser is to receive a miniature Borg-Warner Trophy 50 years after his first victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Al Unser – Indy 500 legend, Indy car ace

Fifty years on from the first of Al Unser’s record-matching four Indianapolis 500 triumphs, David Malsher-Lopez pays tribute to one of his heroes.

The top Indianapolis 500s ranked: Andretti, Foyt, Mears and more

The 104th Indianapolis 500 should be taking place this weekend, but the coronavirus pandemic means we’ll have to wait until August 23 to enjoy this year's iconic event, so we've selected the 10 most memorable editions of the world's biggest race.

Clark, Amon, and the speculation that rules motorsport history

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Jimmy Clark's death, David Malsher examines what might have been for the brilliant Scot and what should have been for Chris Amon in 1968. But first, a few more hypotheses from F1 and IndyCar history…

Foyt, two Andrettis, Unser and Dixon honored in LA

The IndyCar Legends night at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles celebrated the five drivers at the top of the win column in Indy car’s record books.

Hey, Long Beach! It's time for the Pro Celebrity Race!

Followed shortly by smokin' deals on wrecked Scion FR-S race cars.

Review: The Beast by Jade Gurss

Motorsport.com's Anne Proffit took a look at Jade Gurss' book, The Beast ahead of the holiday season.

Al Unser, Jr. guest at Indiana Racing Memorial Association fundraiser

Mel Kenyon, Tom Bigelow, Dave Darland and Jack Hewitt to attend.

Gordon Kirby: More power, less downforce, please!

This year's changes a step in the right direction.

Al Unser, Jr. takes the Indy Charity Legends Pro-Am race

Unser and amateur partner Peter Klutt win in Klutt's 1969 Corvette

Twenty-six former Indy 500 drivers to compete at Brickyard Vintage Invitational

Racers include Willie T. Ribbs, Lyn St. James, Scott Goodyear, Al Unser, Jr., Pete Halsmer, Dick Simon

Castroneves secures victory in Race Two at Belle Isle

Helio Castroneves won the pole for Race One, but he didn't seal the deal until he took the Race Two victory on Sunday.

Two drivers, one fate

Fireball Roberts and Swede Savage...two drivers lost before their time who have more in common than you may think.

Davison returns to IndyCar for 2014 Indy 500 bid - Interview

Joe Jennings talks to Australian racer James Davison - the Indy 500's newest entrant.

Al Unser Jr. to serve as driver coach for KV Racing Technology in month of May

KV Racing Technology has gotten together with legendary open-wheel racer Al Unser Jr., who will assist the team as a driver coach this month.

Target Chip Ganassi Racing Long Beach advance notes

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will feature the first standing start of the 2014 season.

Power surges into history books with St. Pete win

On March 30, Power matched Johncock (1977-78) as the only drivers in the modern era (since 1946) to win the final two races of one season and the opener of the next.

Target Chip Ganassi Racing on season opener at St. Pete

Target Chip Ganassi Racing St. Petersburg advance notes

Format changes enhance battle to qualify for Indianapolis 500

Plan designed to add excitement to qualifying days will debut this may.

1994 Indianapolis 500: an all-in gamble pays off

A look back at the 1994 Indy 500, forever remembered for the disappointed Emmo Fittipaldi, and Unser Jr. took home the win.

The Eighties: The reign of the IMSA prototypes

Nine factory teams from nine manufacturers participated of some of the best endurance sports car racing ever seen.

Paul Page, a decade of announcing

With Paul Page slated to be back in the announcers stand at the Indy 500, we look back on his top five moments in the booth.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway remembers Andy Granatelli

He was, without doubt, one of the most dominant and iconic personalities in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Pole position and strong race pace for Wolf in the Thunderhill 25H

The 25 Hours of Thunderhill run last weekend in California confirmed the huge potential of the new Wolf GB08S.

Dixon wins 3rd IndyCar championship at Fontana

"I still can’t believe we’ve won the championship. It’s fantastic!"

Al Unser talks about the feat Tony Kanaan can achieve in taking $1M

The 1978 triple crown winner thinks Brazilian driver has the potential for a Pocono win

Team Penske earns record 14th pit stop competition vyctory

Helio Castroneves’ No. 3 Shell-Pennzoil team won the Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge

Indy 500 by the numbers

Welcome to Indiana-ville - Math teacher Jay Alley breaks down the numbers for the Indianapolis 500

Another busy day for Helio Castroneves and Team Penske at Indy 500

Castroneves leads Team Penske through another productive practice day at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDYCAR finally hires Derrick Walker to head competition

Derrick Walker brings his own past history of motor sports along with his astute business sense to INDYCAR.

Allmendinger leads team Penske through first practice day on Indianapolis 500

In his first official practice day, Allmendinger paced the three Team Penske entries with a fast lap of 218.967 mph.