Bobby Unser, 87, Indy 500 Champ in Great Racing Family, Dies


Hi Mike Rossi a reporting three time Indy five hundred champ Bobby Unser has died three time Indianapolis five hundred winner Bobby Unser has died at age eighty seven the Indianapolis Motor Speedway says Unser died Sunday at his home in Albuquerque New Mexico of natural causes Unser and his brother al Unser junior are the only pair of brothers to win the Indy five hundred Bobby Unser's victories in the greatest spectacle in racing came in nineteen sixty eight nineteen seventy five and nineteen eighty one the eighty one victory was controversial under cross the finish line ahead of Mario Andretti but officials ruled Unser had passed cars illegally during the race while exiting pit lane under caution a penalty docked Unser one position and made and ready the water but on appeal Unser was reinstated as winner in October of that year it was the thirty fifth and final victory of Bobby Unser's career hi Mike Rossio

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