We’re chronicling 100 days of Indy 500 history on #SpeedRead leading up to the historic 100th Running. With 42 days to go, we’re digging deep into the IMS photo vault.
So far in our 100 days countdown to the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, we’ve covered Al Unser and Bobby Unser, two legends of the race as four- and three-time winners, respectively.
Add in Al Unser Jr. and you’ve got an incredible nine spots on the Borg-Warner Trophy. Those nine spots have been filled for more than two decades now, given that “Little Al” won his last “500” in 1994, but the fact never gets too old to share. Think about it – by the 200th Indianapolis 500, might there be multiple members of the Kanaan family, or Hunter-Reays, or maybe even more Andrettis on the Borg-Warner? (Hopefully there will still be a #SpeedRead to chronicle them, but we digress.)
The Indianapolis 500 is so much about families, in the grandstands and on the track, but when it comes to the latter there’s no more prolific bunch than the Unsers.
Here’s a few family shots over 40 years that we know you’ll enjoy.