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Helmet of Al Unser, Jr.

Flag of U.S.A. Al Unser, Jr.

nationality American age 57 years old born April 19, 1962 hometown Albuquerque, New Mexico

Racing highlights

20091stToyota Pro/Celebrity Race - Pro
19952ndPPG Indy Car World Series
19941stPPG Indy Car World Series
19942ndInternational Race Of Champions
19941stIndianapolis 500
19932ndInternational Race Of Champions
19923rdPPG Indy Car World Series
19923rdInternational Race Of Champions
19921stIndianapolis 500
19913rdPPG Indy Car World Series
19901stPPG Indy Car World Series
19902ndInternational Race Of Champions
19892ndInternational Race Of Champions
19882ndPPG Indy Car World Series
19881stInternational Race Of Champions
19873rdPPG Indy Car World Series
19872ndInternational Race Of Champions
19861stInternational Race Of Champions
19852ndPPG Indy Car World Series
19821stBudweiser/7-Eleven Can-Am Series
19811stFormula Super Vee USA Robert Bosch/Valvoline Championship

Racing career summary

Races entered427
Wins59
Podiums138
Pole positions18
Fastest laps36
Race win percentage13.8%
Podium percentage32.3%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

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Al Unser, Jr. vs. Michael Andretti

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2009Racing1 race1 win1 podium1 pole positions? fastest race laps
2007Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2006Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2004Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2003Racing16 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2002Racing16 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2001Racing15 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2000Racing9 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1999Racing17 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1998Racing23 races0 wins4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1997Racing21 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1996Racing20 races1 win5 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1995Racing18 races5 wins8 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1994Racing20 races9 wins13 podiums4 pole position8 fastest race laps
1993Racing20 races2 wins4 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1992Racing21 races2 wins7 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1991Racing22 races2 wins9 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1990Racing20 races6 wins12 podiums1 pole positions6 fastest race laps
1989Racing19 races2 wins5 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1988Racing20 races5 wins8 podiums0 pole position4 fastest race laps
1987Racing20 races2 wins7 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1986Racing25 races5 wins9 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1985Racing20 races3 wins11 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1984Racing17 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1983Racing14 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1982Racing12 races4 wins8 podiums5 pole position4 fastest race laps
1981Racing11 races4 wins8 podiums4 pole position3 fastest race laps
1980Racing4 races1 win2 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Al Unser, Jr.

2009 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race - Pro

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1111?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota Scion tC Sports Coupe

2007 IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
32nd10A.J. Foyt Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR4 (Honda)
Click to show race results for IndyCar Series 2007.

2006 IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
30th12Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR4 (Honda)
Click to show race results for IndyCar Series 2006.

2006 Grand American Rolex Series - DP

PositionPointsTeam
93rd22Synergy Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac Doran

2004 IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
24th44Patrick Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR2 (Chevrolet)
Click to show race results for IndyCar Series 2004.

2003 IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
6th374Kelley Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
161100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR2 (Toyota)
Click to show race results for IndyCar Series 2003.

2002 IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th311Kelley Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
130200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR2 (Chevrolet)
Click to show race results for IndyCar Series 2002.

2002 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
7th39
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Click to show race results for International Race Of Champions 2002.

2001 Indy Racing Northern Light Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th287Galles ECM Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
131200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
G-Force GF05B (Oldsmobile)
Click to show race results for Indy Racing Northern Light Series 2001.

2001 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Click to show race results for International Race Of Champions 2001.

2000 Indy Racing Northern Light Series

PositionPointsTeam
9th188Galles Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
91300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
G-Force GF05 (Oldsmobile)
Click to show race results for Indy Racing Northern Light Series 2000.

1999 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
21st26Marlboro Team Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
170000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC27B-99 (Mercedes-Benz)
Lola B99/00 (Mercedes-Benz)
Click to show race results for CART FedEx Champ Car World Series 1999.

1998 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
11th72Marlboro Team Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
190200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC27-98 (Mercedes-Benz)
Click to show race results for CART FedEx Champ Car World Series 1998.

1998 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
4th46
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Click to show race results for International Race Of Champions 1998.

1997 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
13th67Marlboro Team Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
170100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-26-97 (Mercedes-Benz)
Click to show race results for CART FedEx Champ Car World Series 1997.

1997 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
4th57
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Click to show race results for International Race Of Champions 1997.

1996 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
4th125Marlboro Team Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
160400
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC25 (Mercedes-Benz)
Click to show race results for PPG Indy Car World Series 1996.

1996 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
5th48
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Click to show race results for International Race Of Champions 1996.

1995 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd161Marlboro Team Penske, Rahal/Hogan Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
164702
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC24 (Mercedes-Benz)
Lola T95/00 (Mercedes-Benz)
Click to show race results for PPG Indy Car World Series 1995.

1995 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
7th42
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge Avenger
Click to show race results for International Race Of Champions 1995.

1994 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st225Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1681148
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-23 (Ilmor)
Penske PC-23 (Mercedes-Benz)

1994 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
2nd56
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge Avenger

1994 Indianapolis 500

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske (Mercedes)

1993 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th100Galles Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
161101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T93/07 (Chevrolet)

1993 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
81st55
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet

1993 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
2nd60.5
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge Daytona

1992 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd169Galles-Kraco
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
161611
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1992 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
3rd59
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge Daytona

1992 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Scandia Motorsports
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Intrepid RM-1 (Chevrolet)

1992 Indianapolis 500

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Galles-Kraco
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Galmer (Chevrolet)

1991 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd197Galles-Kraco
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
172702
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T9100 (Chevrolet A)

1991 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Williams
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1991 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
5th47
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge Daytona

1991 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Jochen Dauer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1990 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st210Galles-Kraco
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1661016
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1990 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
2nd44
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge Daytona

1990 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Jochen Dauer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1989 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th136Galles
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
151411
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet

1989 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
2nd60
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1988 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd149Galles
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
154504
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1988 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
1st66
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1988 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
42nd11A.J. Foyt Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962

1987 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd107Shierson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150400
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1987 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
2nd65
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1987 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
30th15Holbert Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962

1986 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
4th137Shierson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
171401
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1986 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
1st62
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4220?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1986 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
37th12Holbert Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
42300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962

1985 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd150Doug Shierson Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
152802
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T900 (Cosworth)

1985 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
17th43Holbert Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
51300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962

1984 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
6th103Galles Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
161301
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 84C (Cosworth)

1983-84 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
24th15Coors Light
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 84C (Cosworth)

1983 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th89Galles Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
130200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 81 (Cosworth)
Eagle 83 (Cosworth)
March 83C (Cosworth)

1983 IMSA GTU Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0All American Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota Celica

1982 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
21st30Forsythe Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 82C (Cosworth)

1982 CASC North American Formula Atlantic Championship

PositionPointsTeam
19th19Ralt America
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT4/82 (Ford BDD)

1982 Budweiser/7-Eleven Can-Am Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st540Rick Galles Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
94744
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Frissbee-Galles GR3 (Chevrolet)
Frissbee GR2 (Chevrolet)

1982 Formula Super Vee USA Robert Bosch/Valvoline Championship

PositionPointsTeam
28th12Galles Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT5 (Volkswagen)Volkswagen

1981 World Championship for Drivers and Makes

PositionPointsTeam
219th12Jo Crevier
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1981 Formula Super Vee USA Robert Bosch/Valvoline Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st98Galles Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
94843
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT5 (Volkswagen)

1980 Formula Super Vee USA Robert Bosch/Valvoline Championship

PositionPointsTeam
17th23
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2111?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT5 (Volkswagen)

1980 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup 410 Sprint Series

PositionPointsTeam
28th295
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
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