Past Gas #190: The Unsers: How ONE Family Kept Winning the Indy 500

Past Gas #190: The Unsers: How ONE Family Kept Winning the Indy 500

By Donut Media

By the last race in the 1985 Indy Car Series, the drivers’ championship had come down to a single point – between Al Unser and his son, Al Unser Jr. Al Unser Sr was already an accomplished racer, with 3 Indy 500’s and two National Championship wins under his belt, whereas his son’s career was just beginning, and a championship win would cement his place in the world of IndyCar racing. Al was faced with a unique decision – he could pass his rival to his third national championship, or keep his spot and let his son take the crown. It was at this moment that Al Unser Sr had to make a choice – was he a father or a racecar driver? But how did the Unser family earn their reputation in the world of automotive racing? What made them arguably the first family of Indy racing? And what does the future of racing hold for the new generation of Unsers? Today on Past Gas, we’re talking about the Unser family.  You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: You need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Get Valvoline for your car! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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