One of the Greats: Al Unser Jr.

This is more of the series of original art created by David Story making its online premiere on First Super Speedway. This image is of Al Unser Jr., who took part in the part in the Sports Car Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) Brickyard Invitational race meet June 11-14, 2015 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is also part of David's Brickyard Invitational Sketchbook and given Unser's accomplishments this image is highly relevant to David's sketches of Indianapolis 500 race cars.
A two-time Indianapolis 500 champion, Unser won the race in 1992 and 1994. He was also Indy car champion in 1990 and 1994 and has a career total of 34 Indy car race victories. His 1992 Indianapolis 500 triumph is the closest finish in the event’s history with a margin of just 43 ten-thousandths of a second over second-place Scott Goodyear. Another versatile driver, he was a winner in World of Outlaws sprint car racing; 1982 Can-Am champion and International Race of Champions (IROC) champion in 1986 and again in 1988. He’s also a two-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1986 and ’87. Like his father Al Sr. and Uncle Bobby he enjoyed tremendous success as a star driver for Roger Penske’s team, which provided his winning entry for the 1994 “500.” More recently, Unser drove to an impressive victory in the SVRA Indy Legends Charity Pro-Am race in 2014.
David's margin notes read: "I am old enough to remember Al Unser Senior in his glory days. As I prepare to sign up for social security it is difficult to believe that his son Al Jr. is retired and driving in Pro-Am events like the one the SVRA held at Indy last month. The clock moves on. I grew up with watching and reading about the Unser brothers, Foyt, Mears, Donohue and so many more. I hardly know the names of the current stars."
Check out some of the Brickyard Invitational coverage First Super Speedway's Mark Dill pulled together for in June 2015.

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