Articles tagged Al Unser Jr

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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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Books

Motor Racing The Pursuit of Victory 1963-1972 Steve Wyatt The second in Veloce’s unpretentious Pursuit of Victory series picks up where the previous volume left off, with contributions from Lotus mechanic Bob Dance accompanying the author’s snaps and memories. Wyatt’s recollections jump here, there and everywhere, but the concept works since his time as a marshal gave him close-up views. The best...

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25 Hours of Thunderhill

California, USA After completing his maiden run at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, the summation offered by 2012 World Touring Car Champion Rob Huff could be the most accurate description of the event to date. “I’ve never done such a random race before where I’ve not exactly known everything I was racing,” he said with a laugh. “Normally, I can name pretty much everything that I’m up against, but...

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Long Shadow of the Man in Black

He raced hard, reaped the rewards and divided opinion. Even 10 years after his death Dale Earnhardt’s influence is still being felt in NASCAR It happened 10 years ago on the last lap of NASCAR's traditional season-opening Daytona 500. Everyone was jammed together in a massive pack, feet flat on the throttle in typical restrictor-plate racing style. Running third with no real hope of winning,...

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Pride of the Penske gene Pool

This all-American racer was the final winning car built for the US team in Dorset. It wasn’t the most successful Penske, but its explosive acceleration still exhilaratesBy Andrew Frankel It takes time for certain cars to assume their place in history. Cars that achieve firsts are easy to recognise and remember, for their importance is clear to see from the moment they achieve their fame. But what...

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1998 - The essential guide to the season

The return of racing to Goodwood may be the highpoint of the 1998 Historic motorsport season, but as Marcus Pye reports, it’s just one of many exciting dates over the coming year. There is a new arrival on the Historic motor racing scene in 1998, and it is already the talk of the motorsport fraternity. The reopening of Goodwood circuit in September, 50 years to the day after it first hosted car...

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Busman's holiday: Martin Brundle

In his first IROC race he had a sharp lesson in bump-draughting, and even wonders himself how he instinctively knew ways to work the traffic and airflow Words: Simon Strang. Photography: LAT Martin Brundle's first experience of the 1990 International Race of Champions series was when he walked in to the back of a trailer in the Talladega paddock and saw a row of 'old school' wooden lockers...

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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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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Hélio won, but who watched? There was no stopping Roger Penske’s team and Hélio Castroneves at Indianapolis this year. At the end of the 500 miles Castroneves was in a class of his own as he maintained a comfortable cushion over his snaking line of pursuers to beat 2005 winner Dan Wheldon by a shade under two seconds, a lifetime on a big speedway like Indy. It was Castroneves’s third win at...

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Lunch With... Emerson Fittipaldi

The Brazilian star looks back on two championship-winning careers, in Formula 1 and CART racing By Simon Taylor The Hamilton phenomenon has rewritten the Formula 1 record books. But Lewis’s meteoric progress doesn’t diminish the achievements, 37 years ago, of a Brazilian tyro called Emerson Fittipaldi. Emerson was already 22 when he arrived in a cold, unwelcoming England in February 1969. Two...

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