It all came down to this, leaving turn 4 heading down the front stretch towards having your name in the history books. A record was set that day, a record that stands to this day. No one has been able to best this (nor would they want to) Marco Andretti and Sam Hornish came close in 2006. Al Unser Jr edged out Scott Goodyear by .0043 of a second to win his first Indy 500. I wish I could say this was the last time Little Al was in the news, alas, it was not.

In 2007 Little Al was arrested in Nevada following a drunken hit and run, and then again in 2011 for drunken driving and reckless driving. Little Al has been candid with his battle with alcoholism. After 2011 he wasn’t in the news, that we’re aware of. That all changed on the morning of May 20th, when Little Al was pulled over and arrested for an OWI. According to court documents “the officer gestured Unser to walk over to the shoulder of the road for safety, but Unser walked onto the embankment, lost his balance, fell to the ground, and rolled down the embankment.”

I think I can speak for everyone when I say, get help Little Al. We’re all cheering for you. Until then, stay safe.

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