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Al Unser Jr.

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
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Profession: Indy Car Driver

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner

Born: April 19, 1962
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Age: 59 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries

Married Life

Historical Events

  • 1989-05-28 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil first foreign winner since 1966; completes final lap under caution after crashing with Al Unser Jr
  • 1992-05-24 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr. holds off Scott Goodyear to win by 0.043 seconds; closest finish in Indy history; first second-generation driver to win the race
  • 1994-05-29 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr wins from pole position for his second Indy 500 victory for Marlboro Team Penske

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