How many times did Al Unser win the Indy 500?

How many times did Al Unser win the Indy 500?

Al Unser Sr., one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 four times and a stalwart of one of auto racing’s most accomplished families, died on Thursday at his home in Chama, N.M. He was 82. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced the death and said Unser had had cancer for the past 17 years.

What did Al Unser Jr do?

AL UNSER, JR. followed in the footsteps of his father and his uncle to become a repeat champion at Indianapolis, winning the Indianapolis 500 in 1992 and 1994. A rookie in 1983, he was the first person to compete against his own father in the same Indianapolis 500.

Was Al Unser a Nascar driver?

Unser was the 1978 IROC champion. He also competed in the 1968 Daytona 500 and four other NASCAR Winston Cup & Grand National races, all held on road courses with a best finish of fourth (twice).

What Indycar driver just died?

Race car driver Al Unser, who died Thursday, was one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times. Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following a long illness. He was 82.

How old is Castroneves?

47 years (May 10, 1975)Hélio Castroneves / Age

What Nascar driver died in 2021?

The older Scott was the first Black driver to win a Cup Series race in 1963. He won the 200-lap, 100-mile race in Jacksonville, Fl.; however, NASCAR did not present the trophy until August 2021. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Wendell Scott Jr., the son of Wendell Scott Sr., and Mary Scott.

What famous race car driver just died?

Is Danny ongais still alive?

February 26, 2022Danny Ongais / Date of death

Who is the youngest Indy 500 winner?

Troy Ruttman
Youngest Indy 500 winner Troy Ruttman was 22 years, 80 days old when he won in 1952.

Why do they drink milk Indy 500?

Louis Meyer began the hallowed tradition of milk drinking after his second Indy 500 win in 1933. He sipped from a glass of milk, saying his mother had told him a glass of buttermilk was the best thing to drink on a hot day.

How old is Ed Carpenter?

41 years (March 3, 1981)Ed Carpenter / Age

How old is Helio castronova?

Hélio Castroneves
Born Hélio Alves de Castro Neves 10 May 1975 São Paulo, Brazil
IndyCar Series career
285 races run over 22 years
Team(s) No. 06 (Meyer Shank Racing)

What NASCAR person died today?

Former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley was shot and killed Saturday night after an altercation. Townley was 31. A press release from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department stated that police responded to a shooting at 8:44 p.m. ET Saturday night.

Did Bob Keselowski pass away?

December 22, 2021Bob Keselowski / Died

What NASCAR driver died yesterday?

David Gilliland Racing hauler driver Steven Stotts was killed Tuesday morning after being involved in a crash on Interstate 20 in Texas that injured three others and destroyed the transporter for the team’s No. 17 in the ARCA Menards Series. Stotts was 54.

What happened to Dale Earnhardt?

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt, one of the greatest stars in auto racing history, died Sunday from injuries in a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500. The seven-time Winston Cup champion had to be cut out of his car after slamming into the wall on the final turn of the race while fighting for position.

Where is Danny ongais today?

Ongais died from congestive heart failure in Anaheim Hills, California, on February 26, 2022, at the age of 79. His death was announced by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway two days later.