Al Unser, Jr.



Alfred Unser, Jr. (born April 19, 1962), nicknamed “Little Al,” is a retired American race car driver and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

Unser was born into a racing family in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is the son of Al Unser and the nephew of Bobby Unser, both Indianapolis 500 winners themselves. The Unser family has won the Indy 500 a record nine times.

Al started racing go-karts at the age of nine, and by the age of sixteen, he was already racing sprint cars. Soon after high school, he moved into road racing, winning the Super Vee title in a981 and the Can-Am title in 1982.

He was a key member of many notable teams throughout his career and made a name for himself while driving for Galles Racing, Doug Shierson Racing, Team Penske, and others.

In 2007 he was inducted into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2009.

Four children, one grandson.

A Checkered Past

Read Al’s new book, A Checkered Past (as told to Jade Gurss).

Foreword by Roger Penske.

Get your copy at Amazon.

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