Al Unser Sr. is one of the true legends of Indy racing. He was a four-time winner of the prestigious Indianapolis 500. Sadly, Unser passed away on the morning of December 10, 2021, after a long battle with cancer.
TMZ reported the news this morning. Unser’s son, Al Unser Jr., confirmed the news in a statement. He said that he is saddened. Little Al said his dad was a great man, but a better father.
“My heart is so saddened. My father passed away last night. He was a great man and even a greater Father. Rest In Peace Dad!”
The official Twitter account of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway also posted a tribute to the late racing icon. His dominance at the venerated track will never be forgotten. They shared a video telling Al Unser’s story as a professional racer.
“An icon and hero to racing fans around the world.
A history-making and beloved member of the #IMS family.
4-time #Indy500 winner Al Unser has passed away at age 82.
Al Unser Sr. captured three Indycar Series championships in his career. He took home the trophy in 1970, 1983, and 1985. His son also went on to become a major star on the circuit. He was the oldest winner of the Indy 500 in 1987, when he took the checkered flag at 47 years old.
What do you think of this story? Let us know in the comments!