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Helmet of Al Unser

Flag of U.S.A. Al Unser

nationality American age 79 years old born May 29, 1939 hometown Albuquerque, New Mexico

Racing highlights

19923rdIndianapolis 500
19871stIndianapolis 500
19851stPPG Indy Car World Series
19843rdUSAC Gold Crown Championship
19831stPPG Indy Car World Series
19781stInternational Race Of Champions
19782ndUSAC National Championship
19772ndUSAC National Championship
19762ndSCCA/USAC F5000 Championship
19753rdSCCA/USAC F5000 Championship
19731stUSAC National Silver Crown
19701stUSAC National Championship
19692ndUSAC National Championship
19683rdUSAC National Championship
19672ndIndianapolis 500

Racing career summary

Races entered480
Wins56
Podiums147
Pole positions37
Fastest laps6
Race win percentage11.7%
Podium percentage30.6%

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.

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.

1994Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1993Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1992Racing1 race0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1991Racing6 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1990Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1989Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1988Racing9 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1987Racing10 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1986Racing13 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1985Racing15 races2 wins7 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1984Racing17 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1983Racing13 races1 win6 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1982Racing12 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1981Racing15 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1980Racing13 races1 win2 podiums3 pole position1 fastest race lap
1979Racing17 races1 win5 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1978Racing20 races5 wins7 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1977Racing19 races1 win6 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1976Racing21 races4 wins10 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1975Racing19 races2 wins7 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1974Racing19 races2 wins6 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1973Racing22 races2 wins4 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1972Racing21 races4 wins6 podiums2 pole position? fastest race laps
1971Racing21 races7 wins7 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1970Racing18 races10 wins15 podiums8 pole position? fastest race laps
1969Racing30 races5 wins13 podiums4 pole position? fastest race laps
1968Racing48 races6 wins14 podiums6 pole position? fastest race laps
1967Racing33 races0 wins13 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1966Racing17 races0 wins4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1965Racing15 races1 win1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1964Racing6 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Al Unser

1994 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Arizona Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T94/00 (Ford)

1993 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
32nd1King Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T93/07 (Chevrolet)

1993 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
12th21
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge Daytona

1992 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
16th15Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1992 Indianapolis 500

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola (Buick)

1991 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Foyt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1991 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
6th37
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4010?
* 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
0Patrick Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1989 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
16th14Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1988 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
19th23Granatelli Racing, Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1988 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
8th38
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1988 SCCA Coors RaceTruck Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?0???
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jeep Commanche

1987 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
13th39Granatelli Racing, Porsche Motorsports, Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
51201
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1987 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
11th27
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1987 Indianapolis 500

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March (Cosworth)

1987 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0AJ Foyt Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962

1986 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1986 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
106th76
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac
Oldsmobile

1986 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
4th51
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1986 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Holbert Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962

1985 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st151Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
141611
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 85C (Cosworth)

1985 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Henn's Swap Shop
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962

1984 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
9th76Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
160200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1983-84 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd700Miller High Life
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 84C (Cosworth)

1983 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st151Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
131601
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1982 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th125Longhorn Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1981-82 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Valvoline-Longhorn, Longhorn Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Longhorn (Cosworth)

1981 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
10th90Longhorn Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Longhorn LR-02 (Cosworth TC)

1981 SCCA Budweiser Can-Am Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
13th43Paul Newman Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 817 (Chevrolet)

1980 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
8th1153
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12012?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1980 SCCA Citicorp Can-Am Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
8th9Brad Frisselle Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Frissbee (Chevrolet)

1979 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
11th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1979 SCCA/CART Indy Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th2085Chaparral Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14141?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chaparral (Cosworth TC)

1978 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4230?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1978 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd4031Chaparral Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
16341?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chaparral /Cosworth TC)
Lola T500 (Cosworth)

1977 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
8th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1977 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd3030American Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13161?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Parnelli VPJ6B (Cosworth)

1977 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Middleton
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1976 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
6th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1976 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th3020Parnelli Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12351?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Parnelli VPJ6B (Cosworth)

1976 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd112Vel's Parnelli Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
51420
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T332 (Chevrolet)

1976 USAC National Silver Crown

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

1975 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd161Vel's Parnelli Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
91602
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T332 (Chevrolet)

1975 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
17th450Vel's Parnelli Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser)
Parnelli (Cosworth)

1975 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Miletich/Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1974 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th2430Vel's Parnelli Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13131?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 74 (Offenhauser)

1974 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
14th10Chuck Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T332 (Chevrolet)

1974 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Miletich/Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1973 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
13th1080Parnelli Jones Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Parnelli (Offenhauser)

1973 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Miletich/Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1973 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Rudy Hoerr
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1971 Ford Torino

1972 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th1800Parnelli Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Colt (Offenhauser TC)
Parnelli (Offenhauser)

1972 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Miletich/Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3220?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1972 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Rudy Hoerr
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8222?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1971 Ford

1971 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th2200Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12551?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Colt 71 (Ford)
Colt 71 (Offenhauser)

1971 Formula 1 Questor Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
27th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T192 (Chevrolet)

1971 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Miletich/Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1971 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Rudy Hoerr
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6111?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1970 Ford Torino

1970 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st5130Vel's Panelli Jones Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1810158?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Colt 70 (Ford)
King (Ford)

1969 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge

1969 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd2630Vel's Parnelli Jones
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
19594?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola (Ford)
King (Offenhauser)
King (Ford)

1969 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Rudy Hoerr
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10040?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1969 Dodge Charger

1968 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge

1968 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd2895Retzloff Chemical
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
28595?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dunlop (Offenhauser)
Lola T150 (Ford)

1968 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Rudy Hoerr
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
18151?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1968 Dodge Charger

1967 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th2505Mecom
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20061?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T90 (Ford)
Dunlop (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)

1967 Indianapolis 500

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Mecom Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T90 (Ford)

1967 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Rudy Hoerr
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13071?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1967 Dodge Charger

1966 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th1260J Frank Harrison, STP Oil Treatment, Mecom Racing, Joe Hunt Magneto
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11040?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eisert (Chevrolet)
Lotus 38 (Ford)
Lola T90 (Offenhauser)
Lola T90 (Ford)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)

1966 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Mecom
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T70 Mk.2 SL71/24 (Ford)
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1966.

1966 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
48th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1965 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
19th495Ansted-Thompson Racing, Harrison, Carsten & Connolly
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13111?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eisert (Chevrolet)
Lola (Ford)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)

1965 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Willie Davis
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Buick)

1964 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Agajanian
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Troutman RE (Offenhauser)

1964 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
34th0Koval
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Chevrolet)

1964 IMCA Sprint Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
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