Winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1970, 1971, 1978 and 1987, Al Unser, passed away December 9th after a long battle with cancer.
“Al Unser was a champion in every respect,” said Tony Parella, CEO Parella Motorsports Holdings. “I mourn the loss of such a talented, kind and genuine man, as well as celebrate his amazing life. My deepest sympathies to his devoted wife Susan, his family and friends.”
Al Unser was the leader of “Indy’s First Family” earning four of the Unser clan’s nine Indianapolis 500 victories. Al, the youngest of the second-generation Unser racing brothers, enjoyed a motorsports career that spanned more than five decades. He raced Midgets, Sprints, Stock Cars, Sports Cars, Modified Roadsters, Formula 5000, Champ Dirt Cars, but was best known for racing a myriad of Indy Cars. In 1987, Al became the second of only four drivers to win the prestigious Indianapolis 500 a record-tying four times in the event’s 112-year history.