Three-Time Indianapolis 500 Winner Bobby Unser Dies at 87

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser, one of the most colorful, outspoken and popular drivers in the history of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” died Sunday, May 2 at his New Mexico home. He was one of six members of the Unser family to race in the Indianapolis 500. Bobby Unser also was renowned and admired for his work in and out of the cockpit before his Indianapolis 500 and INDYCAR driving career started and after it ended. Bobby Unser raced successfully in USAC Sprint Car, Midget and Stock Car competition. Unser’s career in Indy cars started in the end of the 1962 season. In fact, Unser’s first two career Indy starts gave no indication of his future success. In 1975, Unser won the Indianapolis 500 for the second time, driving the No. Unser beat Mario Andretti to the finish by 5.18 seconds in the No. Unser ended his driving career as one of the greatest performers in the history of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”.

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