AL UNSER JR. RUMORS & GOSSIP

Paul Menard to honor Al Unser Jr. with Darlington paint scheme

Paul Menard's throwback paint scheme for Darlington will honor an open-wheel driver
Via CSN Chicago
July 28, 2016

Paul Menard's Darlington scheme pays tribute to Al Unser Jr.

Paul Menard will honor his hero with a Valvoline-themed throwback paint scheme at Darlington Raceway.Menard's No. 27 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet scheme for the Bojangles' Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend will pay tribute to Al Unser Jr.'s 1993 Daytona 500 car.It was the only NASCAR Premier Series start for the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and former open-wheel champion.
Via FOX Sports
July 28, 2016

Highlights from the 76th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 76th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 24, 1992 WINNER: Al Unser Jr. AVERAGE SPEED: 134.477 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Unser had a thrilling battle with Scott Goodyear in the closing laps and held on by 0.043 seconds for the closest finish in Indy history. Unser, driving for Galles-Kraco Racing, became the first second-generation driver to win the Indy 500 and the third member of the Unser...
Via Associated Press
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Vasser and Unser Jr. promise a show for final celebrity race

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) A tradition will come to an end at the Grand Prix of Long Beach when the checkered flag waives for the final time on the fan-favorite Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. The race Saturday will be the 40th and final of the longest-running corporate-sponsored charity race in the country. The event, which has helped Toyota donate more than $2.3 million to ''Racing...
Via Associated Press
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Bourdais Ties Unser Jr. on All-Time Win List with ABC Supply Milwaukee 250 Victory

Sebastien Bourdais collected his fifth Indy car victory on an oval - his first since winning at The Milwaukee Mile in 2006 - and 34th win overall by dominating the second half of the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers.Driving the No. 11 Team Hydroxycut - KVSH Racing Chevrolet, Bourdais tied Al Unser Jr. for seventh on the...

Altezza Drive Resort set to open near Denver this year

Al Unser Jr. and Tony George were among the invited guests for the official launch celebration on Saturday for the Altezza Drive Resort, the latest addition to America's growing number of private club circuits. Located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, and designed by F1 track designer Hermann Tilke, the venue will feature a 2.78-mile road circuit, a 0.87-mile kart track and...
Via FOX Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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