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Helmet of Bobby Unser

Flag of U.S.A. Bobby Unser

nationality American age 84 years old born February 20, 1934 hometown Colorado Springs, Colorado

Racing highlights

19931stFastmasters
19811stIndianapolis 500
19802ndPPG Indy Car World Series
19792ndSCCA/CART Indy Car Series
19773rdInternational Race Of Champions
19751stInternational Race Of Champions
19753rdUSAC National Championship
19753rdUSAC - World Series of Auto Racing
19743rdInternational Race Of Champions
19741stUSAC National Championship
19702ndUSAC National Championship
19693rdUSAC National Championship
19693rdIndianapolis 500
19681stUSAC National Championship
19673rdUSAC National Championship
19663rdUSAC National Sprint Car Series
19653rdUSAC National Sprint Car Series

Racing career summary

Races entered419
Wins51
Podiums133
Pole positions61
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage12.2%
Podium percentage31.7%

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.

1993Racing? races? wins? podiums? pole position? fastest race laps
1991Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1982Racing1 race1 win1 podium1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1981Racing16 races0 wins3 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1980Racing14 races4 wins9 podiums4 pole position? fastest race laps
1979Racing15 races6 wins9 podiums7 pole position? fastest race laps
1978Racing28 races1 win4 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1977Racing17 races1 win3 podiums4 pole position? fastest race laps
1976Racing12 races3 wins4 podiums2 pole position? fastest race laps
1975Racing15 races3 wins9 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1974Racing22 races5 wins16 podiums4 pole position0 fastest race laps
1973Racing18 races1 win2 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1972Racing18 races4 wins7 podiums10 pole position? fastest race laps
1971Racing20 races4 wins7 podiums7 pole position0 fastest race laps
1970Racing18 races1 win5 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1969Racing30 races2 wins9 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1968Racing27 races5 wins11 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1967Racing33 races4 wins13 podiums6 pole position0 fastest race laps
1966Racing35 races2 wins10 podiums2 pole position? fastest race laps
1965Racing39 races3 wins9 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1964Racing21 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1963Racing6 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1962Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1961Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1959Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1958Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1957Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1955Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Bobby Unser

1993 Fastmasters

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Tom Walkinshaw Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar XJ220

1991 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

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

1981-82 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Norton Spirit
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1111?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske (Cosworth)

1981 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th99Norton Spirit
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11033?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-9B (Cosworth TC)

1981 Formula Super Vee USA Robert Bosch/Valvoline Championship

PositionPointsTeam
28th2Galles Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT5 (Volkswagen)

1981 Indianapolis 500

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Norton Spirit
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-9B (Cosworth TC)

1980 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
9th14
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1980 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd3714Team Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11484?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-9 (Cosworth)

1979 International Race Of Champions

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

1979 SCCA/CART Indy Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd3820Team Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14697?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1978 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th1122All American Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
16010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lightning (Cosworth)
Eagle 78 (Cosworth)

1978 USAC Mini-Indy Series

PositionPointsTeam
47th13
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1978 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Darnell-Timan
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1978 Chevrolet Camaro

1977 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4121?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1977 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
35th75Fletcher Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10002?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lightning (Offenhauser)
Eagle (Offenhauser)

1977 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Darnell-Timan
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3011?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1975 Chevrolet Camaro,1977 Chevrolet Camaro

1976 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
7th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3111?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1976 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th2080Robert Fletcher Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9231?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 76 (Offenhauser)

1975 International Race Of Champions

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

1975 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd2480All American Racers, Jerry O'Connell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7141?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 75 (Offenhauser)

1975 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
21st5All American Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 755 (Chevrolet)

1975 USAC - World Series of Auto Racing

PositionPointsTeam
3rd12Norm Nelson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1972 Plymouth

1975 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Dave Deppe
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge

1974 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4030?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche Carrera RSR

1974 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st4870All American Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
134102?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 74 (Offenhauser)

1974 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 74 (Offenhauser)

1974 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4132?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1974 Dodge Charger

1973 NASCAR Winston Cup

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

1973 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th1108All American Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13123?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 73 (Offenhauser)

1973 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Ray Nichels
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1973 Chevrolet Chevelle

1972 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th1500All American Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9447?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 72 (Offenhauser TC)

1972 NASCAR Winston Cup

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

1972 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8033?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1970 Plymouth

1971 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th1805All American Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11237?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 71 (Offenhauser)

1971 Formula 1 Questor Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
16th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T190 (Chevrolet)

1971 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Chris Vallo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8240?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1971 Plymouth Road Runner

1970 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd2260Leader Card, Don Gerhardt Racing, All American Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
16151?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 70 (Ford)
Eagle 70 (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Ward (Offenhauser)

1970 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bowsher Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1969 Ford Torino

1969 NASCAR Grand National

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

1969 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd2585Leader Card
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21152?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 69 (Offenhauser)
Eagle 69 (Chevrolet)
Lola T152 (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Eagle (Ford)

1969 Indianapolis 500

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Leader Card
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T152 (Offenhauser)

1969 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Rudy Hoerr,Holman-Moody
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7140?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1969 Dodge Charger,1969 Ford Torino

1968 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Owen Racing Organisation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BRM P126
BRM P138

1968 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st4330Leader Card
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
255113?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Watson (Offenhauser)
Coyote (Ford)
Eagle 68 (Ford)
Eagle 68 (Offenhauser)

1968 NASCAR Grand Touring

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1967 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd3020Leader Card
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21296?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 67 (Ford)
Gerhardt (Ford)
Watson (Offenhauser)

1967 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 19G (Ford)

1967 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
13th0Barnett Brothers,Clarence Anderson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12240?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1966 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th1210Gordon van Liew, Jim Robbins, Leader Card Racers, Sidney Weinberger
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
15122?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Blum (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Vollstedt (Ford)
Meskowski D (Offenhauser)
Huffaker (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt (Ford)

1966 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Jack Colvin
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20180?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Chevrolet)

1965 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th1402Gordon van Liew, STP Gas Treatment
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
18030?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Huffaker (Offenhauser)
Ferguson (Novi)

1965 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Jack Colvin
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21360?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Chevrolet)

1964 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
14th470Lynch, STP, Gordon van Liew, Central Excavating
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dunlop (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Ferguson (Novi)
Edmunds 64 (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)

1964 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
11th0McGowen
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Chevrolet)

1964 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1963 Mercury

1963 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
25th100Novi, White Front
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 500K (Novi)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)

1963 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
35th15Harlan Fike
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis (Chevrolet)

1962 USAC National Championship

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

1961 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1960 Chevrolet

1959 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1958 Ford

1958 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Ak Miller
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Caballo de Hiero Mk II (Oldsmobile)

1958 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1956 Mercury
1957 Pontiac

1957 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0R.V. Milosevich
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1957 World Sportscar Championship - S5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0R.V. Milosevich
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar D-type
Click to show race results for World Sportscar Championship - S5.0 1957.

1957 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1957 Chevrolet

1955 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
31st100Jerry Unser
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile
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