Articles tagged Al Jr

Page 88 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, April 2014

Lunch With... Paul Tracy

This ever-determined, hard-charging Indycar driver didn’t always mind his Ps and Qs but invariably gave his all in the cockpit Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer Michael McNamara These days your average professional racing driver tends to be slight and slender. He is unfailingly polite to team personnel, to sponsors and to rivals, and speaks to the media in unexceptional sound-bites while a PR...

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Junior highs and lows...

As an IRL driver coach, Al Unser Jr has found a way to leave his problems behind and give something back to the sport in which he’s achieved so much By Gordon Kirby Through the height of CART’s Indycar World Series, Al Unser Jr was one of the men to beat. He won the championship twice with Galles-Kraco Racing in 1990 and Penske in ’94, was title runner-up three times and won 31 races, including...

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Speedway royalty

One family – the Unsers – has enjoyed more success at the Indianapolis 500 than any other in its 100-year history By Gordon Kirby Without doubt they are the first family of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Between 1968-94, the Unsers — Bobby, Al and Al Jr — won nine Indy 500s, an incomparable record unlikely to be equalled. Older brother Bobby won three times, Al is a rare four-time winner, with...

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Rubbin's racin'...

If there’s an essential art to stock car racing it’s using the fender. Seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt was a master of the art, winning quite a few races over the years by employing the technique. Earnhardt was known first as ‘Ironhead’ and then took on the mantle of ‘The Intimidator’, the man in the black No3. That image was the source of Earnhardt’s legendary popularity and the master...

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Penske's last great unfair advantage

Clever rule-reading plus IImor's super secret engine helped Roger Penske's savvy team dominate Indy in '94 - but it turned out to be a one-off opportunity The impossible dream for any engine builder, team or driver is to substantially out-power the opposition and beat them on fuel economy too. In 1994 this chimera was briefly achieved by Roger Penske's team, when Penske and Ilmor engine designer...

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