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Bobby Unser


  Male      American      Driver

  Born : Feb 20, 1934  


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Robert William "Bobby" Unser (born February 20, 1934) is a retired American automobile racer. He is the brother of Al Unser, Jerry Unser and Louis Unser, the father of Robby Unser, and the uncle of Al Unser, Jr. and Johnny Unser. He is one of ten drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 three or more times, and one of only two (followed by Rick Mears) to have won the 500 in three different decades (1968, 75, 81). Bobby has also been a spokesman and advocate of many commercial products.

Unser was born in Colorado Springs Colorado, the second oldest of 4 brothers. When he turned 1 his family moved to Albuquerque New Mexico. In 1950 at the age of 15 he won his first championship in Southwest Modified Stock Cars. From 1953 to 1955 he joined the Air Force and became a top competition sharp shooter in military matches. In 1959, his brother Jerry Unser died in an automobile accident at the Indianapolis 500.

Bobby is the father of two sons, Bobby Jr. and Robby, and two daughters, Cindy and Jeri...


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