Tuesday, July 12, 2016

500 Facts About the Indy 500-- Part 22: An Unser Here, An Unser There

76.  No One Has Won Three In a Row.  Al Unser, Sr. came close winning it in 1970 and 1971 and coming in second the next year.  Helio Castroneves did the same thing in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

77.  The Indy 500 has been won by  drivers from 20 different states.  Altogether, 49 have been from the U.S..

78.  Indiana has produced the most winning drivers with seven.

85.  The name "Unser" has been in the Indy 500 more than any other family name.  let's see, there were Jerry, Bobby, Al, Al jr., Johnny and Robby.  Louis Unser made it through several stages of the 1940 driver's test, but didn't make the final cut.


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