Three-Time Indy 500 Winner Bobby Unser Dies At 87
Winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1968, 1975 and 1981, Bobby Unser passed away May 2nd at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A member of racing’s famous Unser family and the Motorsports Hall of Fame, Bobby Unser was known for his forceful, dynamic, crowd-pleasing style. In addition to winning the Indy 500 three times and the Indycar National Championship, he won 35 Indycar races, the 1975 International Race of Champions (IROC) and 11 Pikes Peak Hill Climb victories, more than anyone else in history. A winner in Sprint cars and Midgets, Bobby also successfully competed in NASCAR, Formula One and international sports cars racing.
“The world has lost a racing icon and I have lost a good friend,” said Tony Parella, CEO Parella Motorsports Holdings. “Bobby Unser was a giant in our sport and a unique character. My deepest sympathies to his devoted wife Lisa, his family and friends.”