Articles tagged Al Sr

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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Legends - Parnelli Jones

It was in the fifties, as a kid, that I fell in love with racing, and it is no coincidence that my favourite GP car will always be Maserati's sublime 250F. That being so, if the best place for the engine is behind the driver, still a part of me feels that, at least from an aesthetic point of view, the right place for it is in front of him. Study a profile shot of a 'long nose' 1957 250F, and then...

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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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