Robert William Unser, Winner of Three Indy 500 Champion, Dies at 87

Robert William Unser, Winner of Three Indy 500 Champion, Dies at 87

Robert William Unser, a three-time Indy 500 champion, took his last breath on May 2, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Unser was 87 years old, and Indianapolis authorities have said that his death was natural. AI Unser, the younger brother of Bobby, is among three racers, Indianapolis four-time winner.

Robert Unser lived with effervescent spouse Lisa and four kids, namely Bobby Jr., Cindy, Jeri, and Robby. He was born on February 20, 1934, Colorado and shifted with his parents to New Mexico.

Bobby was a legend of the American Indianapolis 500. Bobby was the champion of “The Greatest event in Racing” during the years of 1968, 1975, and 1981 consecutively.

Robert William Unser triumph stories

Unser announced retirement from automobile driving in 1983. However, the legend continued his work as a triumphant TV critic. Further, he worked for many sports channels like ABC, ESPN, and NBC.

Robert Unser associated with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway HOF and International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1990. Furthermore, in 1989 Unser got a Sports recognition award named Emmy being in the broadcasting winning team.

Robert Unser worked in the American Air force for two years, from 1953 to 1955. He was an honored veteran military personality.

Apart from many achievements, Unser was a real automobile driver that increased the performance level of fellow racers.

Bobby Unser belongs to motorcar racing and started his career in Indy 500 in 1963. The following year, Unser made a record at Indianapolis, completing a race at a speed level of 170 miles per hour. He was the IROC winner in 1975 and secured the Fast Master race in 1993.

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Bobby Unser received the Indianapolis 500 Front Row Award for qualifying nine times in the front row. Thus, he had quite a reputation and inspired generations thereafter.

On May 30, 2021, Indianapolis Motor Speedway will pay tribute to the racing legend Bobby Unser. May his soul rest in peace and his family have strength.

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