Al Unser Jr., USA
|Date of Birth||April 19, 1962|
|Hometown||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Current Racing Team||Retired|
|Futura Trailer||Tandem Axle|
Two time Indianapolis 500 winner and great American race car driver Al Unser Jr. started his career by racing sprint cars from the age of 11. After leaving high-school he moved onto road racing taking the Super Vee and Can-Am titles in 1981 and 1982 retrospectively. Before making his debut in CART circuit and in 1982, at the age of 20, raced his first Indianapolis 500 where he finished 9th.
It wasn’t until a decade later, hours and hours of racing and pure determination that Al Jr. would take the 1st place at the 1992 Indianapolis 500 where he defeated Scott Goodyear by 0.043 of a second, remaining to this day the closest finish in Indy 500 history.
Al Jr. won a total of 31 races during his 17 seasons in CART. His career win total including Indy Racing League stands at 34, which is currently the sixth-most all time in American open wheel racing (as of 2013). As a two-time Indy 500 and two-time overall points champion, Al Jr. enjoyed a decorated career as one of the most dynamic and successful drivers in American auto racing.
Retiring from professional driving in 2004 after a broken pelvis, Al Jr. remained involved with the racing industry. In 2006 Al Jr. came out from his retirement to race in the 2006 Indianapolis 500 and raced again until 2014.
|Indianapolis 500 – 1992, 1994||Penske|
|Motorsport Hall of Fame America – 2009||Galles Racing|
|CART Circuit – 1990, 1994||Galles/Kraco Racing|