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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 20 February 1934Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Birth NameRobert William Unser

Mini Bio (1)

Part of the famed "First Family" of American auto racing, Bobby Unser, along with his younger brother Al, and nephew Al Jr., have won nine Indianapolis 500 races, a record unmatched by any other racing family. Unser got his start racing in the 1950s and has won several races on dirt track ovals, paved ovals and road courses. He has won the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb numerous times and won his Indy 500s in three different decades (1968, 1975, & 1981), one of only two drivers to accomplish the feat. Unser won two United States Auto Club championships (1968 & 1974) and was a threat to win any race he entered as evidenced by his 35 wins and 49 poles in USAC/CART competition. Unser retired soon after his final Indy 500 win in 1981, and has entered the television commentary world, most recently for Canadian television as a color commentator. He also follows the career of his son, Robby, who competes in the Indy Racing League, and could add another Indianapolis 500 championship to the family name.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ken Severson

Spouse (3)

Marsha Sale (1976 - ?) (divorced)
Norma Davis (1967 - 1970) (divorced) (2 children)
Barbara Schumaker (1954 - 1966) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (2)

Won three Indianapolis 500s (1968, 1975, 1981) Had his 1981 win taken away, when he allegedly passed cars during yellow flag, and win was given to Mario Andretti. Team owner Roger Penske protested and in October of that year, win was reinstated, giving Unser the distinction of having won the "longest" Indy 500. Won 35 USAC/CART races and 49 poles. Won two USAC National Championships (1968 & 1974) Brother of four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser. Uncle of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. Son Robby currently races on Indy Racing League circuit. Brother Jerry was killed at Indianapolis, during practice. Nearly killed in December, 1997, when caught in a blizzard, in nothern New Mexico.
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