Al Unser Sr. is oldest Indy 500 winner
May 24, 1987 - Al Unser Sr., behind the wheel of a year-old car he had to beg to drive, won his fourth Indy 500, tying A.J. Foyt's record. At 47, Unser was the oldest to win the race. Quite a feat, considering the only reason he was even competing was that Danny Ongais crashed during a practice run and wasn't healthy enough to race.
Unser's victory margin was 4.496 seconds over runner-up Roberto Guerrero and his average speed was 162.175 miles per hour.
"It means everything to Dad," said Al Unser Jr., who finished fourth. "They called him retired and washed up and all that. He's far from that. I've got goose bumps. I'm ecstatic for Dad."
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