Al Unser

Mario Andretti Remembers Al Unser

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Mario Andretti remembers Al Unser as a great teammate and an even better friend. From 1972 to ’75, Andretti and Unser were teammates on the Vel’s Parnelli Jones Super Team. Andretti left the team after the 1975 season to go Formula 1 racing full-time while racing in select Indy car races for team owner Roger Penske from 1976 to ’80 and in ’81 with Pat Patrick.

A Tribute To Al Unser – Part No. 3

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Al Unser had enjoyed a wildly successful career long before he joined Penske Racing in 1982, but there turned out to be a great deal more left for him to accomplish. Unser achieved some of the most historic moments of his career with Penske Racing. He...

A Tribute To Al Unser – Part No. 2

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – If there were ever two drivers, and two brothers, who were different, it was Bobby and Al Unser. Bobby Unser was vocal and opinionated out of the race car and a hard charger behind the wheel of a race car He drove a race car like Mario Andretti, pushing it to its limit on practically every lap.

A Tribute To Al Unser – Part No. 1

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – When Al Unser passed away on Dec. 9 following a 17-year battle with a rare form of cancer, it was another sad moment this year for the winningest family in Indianapolis 500 history. Unser was the second four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 with his victories...
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Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies

Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died, Thursday, following a long illness. He was 82. Unser died at his home in Chama, New Mexico, with his wife, Susan, by his side, Indianapolis Motor Speedway said, early Friday. He had been battling cancer for 17 years.

Al Unser made it to 82, and given the route he took, that's worth celebrating | KEN WILLIS

Formula One wraps up its season today, putting a bow on the world’s 2021 racing schedule. And strangely enough, quite a few Americans are interested in the outcome.  Also, Al Unser died this past week at 82, and while the term “celebration of life” is tossed around often, it’s especially appropriate when a racer from his era makes it to a rather ripe age. ...

Penske, Mears, Foyt, Parnelli Jones pay tribute to Al Unser

Unser, the younger brother of Bobby Unser who also died this year, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 9th at the age of 82. He had waged a 17-year battle with cancer of the liver brought on by his inherited blood disease, hemochromatosis. Al Unser accrued 39 wins – becoming the...

Al Unser dies at 82

UNDATED (AP) — Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser has died at 82. Unser is one of just four drivers to win the Indy 500 four times, capturing the event in 1970 and ’71 before adding victories in 1978 and 1987. He is the only driver with both a sibling and a child who also won the 500.

PRUETT: The understated greatness of Al Unser

Among the drivers who delighted in playing the role of Superman at the Indianapolis 500, we had Al Unser who went in the opposite direction. Our favorite Everyman was more than happy to portray the unassuming role of Clark Kent. That’s not to say the four-time Indy winner, who died...

Al Unser, Racing Legend, Dies at 82

Al Unser, the legendary race-car driver who was one of only four people to win the Indy 500 four times, has died of cancer. He was 82. His death was announced by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as well as his son, racer Al Unser Jr. “My heart is so saddened. My father passed away last night. He was a Great man and even a Greater Father. Rest In Peace Dad!” Unser Jr. said via Twitter on Friday. Unser hailed from a dynasty in the world of racing. His brothers Bobby and Jerry were also well known in the sport, along with their offspring,...