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'Johnny Lightning Special' / Lola T150 Ford...

Al Unser blasts out of the pits during his victorious 1970 Indy 500 win in his Lola/Colt ‘Johnny Lightning Special’…

Opportunistic American mechanics, drivers and team owners were slow to recognise a good thing. 2,140 more words

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13 days to the 100th Indy 500: Al Unser Sr. goes back-to-back

Al Unser Sr. celebrates after winning the 1971 Indianapolis 500. (AP)

INDIANAPOLIS — Al Unser Sr., who started fifth, methodically worked his way to the front and took the lead to stay on lap 118 of the 1971 Indianapolis 500. 181 more words


Flashback: Al Unser captures fourth Indy 500 victory in 1987

Al Unser Sr. celebrates winning the 1987 Indianapolis 500.

The Indianapolis Star is recapping all 99 editions of the Indianapolis 500, leading up the 100th running on May 29. 158 more words


32 days until the 100th Indy 500: Most influential people in race history, Nos. 21-30

Curt Cavin is counting down the most important people in Indianapolis 500 history leading up to the 100th race on May 29.

21. Al Unser: 287 more words


Flashback: Al Unser Sr. wins back-to-back Indy 500s

The pace car, driven by car dealer Eldon Palmer, loses control shortly before crashing into the photographers stand at the Indianapolis 500 in May 1971. 190 more words


Flashback: Al Unser Sr. wins first of four Indy 500s, in 1970

INDIANAPOLIS — Al Unser Sr. dominated the month of May like few before or since in 1970.

His first of four victories in the Indianapolis 500 came driving a PJ (for Parnelli Jones) Colt chassis powered by a Ford engine. 121 more words