Al Unser, Sr. – Episode 8

“It’s an interesting story how your life forms coming up through racing.” – Al Unser, Sr.

Tony Parella, CEO of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), talks with four-time Indy 500 winner, Al Unser Sr. during this episode of “Talks With Tony” presented by NetJets.

These friends and former VROC co-drivers talked about everything from Al’s desire to race watching his three older brothers to being told he was too young to compete at Albuquerque Speedway Park. He shares about racing on “Unser Mountain” at Pikes Peak, entering his first Indy 500 with AJ Foyt, his IndyCar Series career, winning the Indianapolis 500 on four different occasions, competing in IROC, and opening the Unser Racing Museum near Albuquerque, N.M.

On a personal note, they reminisce about the time they were co-drivers for SVRA’s Brickyard Invitational at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and when Al introduced Tony to the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Coming from racing’s first family, there is so much information available about Al Unser Sr., but you’ll get to know him on a different level from this conversation!