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May 25, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robby Unser's third-place finish in the Indianapolis 500 was the highest finish of any of the six members of the Unser family in their rookie year. Jerry Unser, Robby's uncle, finished 31st in 1958; Bobby, Robby's father, was 16th in 1963; Al, Robby's uncle, was ninth in 1965; Al Jr., Robby's cousin, was 10th in 1983; and Johnny, Robby's cousin and Jerry's son, was 33rd in 1996.
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May 25, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robby Unser's third-place finish in the Indianapolis 500 was the highest finish of any of the six members of the Unser family in their rookie year. Jerry Unser, Robby's uncle, finished 31st in 1958; Bobby, Robby's father, was 16th in 1963; Al, Robby's uncle, was ninth in 1965; Al Jr., Robby's cousin, was 10th in 1983; and Johnny, Robby's cousin and Jerry's son, was 33rd in 1996.
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December 23, 1996 | From Associated Press
Forced to eat snow for nourishment and build a snow cave for shelter, auto racing great Bobby Unser and a friend fought for survival for two nights in rugged mountains after their snowmobiles broke down. "It was very frightening," Unser, a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, told KOAT-TV of Albuquerque on Sunday morning before unplugging his bedroom phone and going to sleep. Unser, 63, and Robert Gayton, 36, withstood temperatures of zero to 10 above, with wind chills well below zero.
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July 1, 1993 | SHAV GLICK
For 60 years--since Louie Unser first won in 1934--the Pikes Peak Hill Climb has been considered the private domain of the Unser family. When Robby, Louie's great nephew, won for the fifth time last year, it was the 32nd time an Unser had won. Seven members of the Albuquerque, N. M., family have made it first up the 156-turn, 12.4-mile run to the top of the 14,100-foot Colorado mountain.
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July 13, 1989 | Shav Glick
Who is the hottest driver in Indy cars today? Emerson Fittipaldi is the obvious answer. The Brazilian former world champion has three wins in a row and four in his last five races, including the Indianapolis 500. But how about Robby Unser, youngest son of three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser? He won seven Indy car races in a row and finished second in another.
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December 23, 1996 | From Associated Press
Forced to eat snow for nourishment and build a snow cave for shelter, auto racing great Bobby Unser and a friend fought for survival for two nights in rugged mountains after their snowmobiles broke down. "It was very frightening," Unser, a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, told KOAT-TV of Albuquerque on Sunday morning before unplugging his bedroom phone and going to sleep. Unser, 63, and Robert Gayton, 36, withstood temperatures of zero to 10 above, with wind chills well below zero.
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July 3, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robby Unser of Albuquerque, N.M., who has won four divisions at the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb, set a qualifying record for the open wheel division. Unser, son of racing great Bobby Unser, who won at Pikes Peak several times, toured the 5.5-mile lower section of the dirt road course in 4:32.25 in his Chevrolet-powered chassis. That eclipsed the mark of 4:42.29, set by David Donner last year.
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May 25, 1998
100 MILES * Standings: Kenny Brack, Davey Hamilton, Scott Sharp, Robbie Buhl, Eddie Cheever, Sam Schmidt, Steve Knapp, Roberto Guerrero, Mark Dismore, John Paul Jr. * Out of race: Tony Stewart, Donnie Beechler. * Summary: Start delayed 40 minutes after overnight rain. ... Raul Boesel forced to pits with engine problems before race begins. ... Pole-sitter Boat takes lead at start, but rookie J.J. Yeley spins in turn one and next two laps under yellow. ... Yeley back in race after tire change. ...
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February 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
A Jaguar XJR-12 driven by American Davy Jones, Jan Lammers of the Netherlands and Andy Wallace of England was running at the front of the pack Saturday night, a almost half of the way through the Daytona 24 Hours sports car endurance race.
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July 1, 1993 | SHAV GLICK
For 60 years--since Louie Unser first won in 1934--the Pikes Peak Hill Climb has been considered the private domain of the Unser family. When Robby, Louie's great nephew, won for the fifth time last year, it was the 32nd time an Unser had won. Seven members of the Albuquerque, N. M., family have made it first up the 156-turn, 12.4-mile run to the top of the 14,100-foot Colorado mountain.
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July 13, 1989 | Shav Glick
Who is the hottest driver in Indy cars today? Emerson Fittipaldi is the obvious answer. The Brazilian former world champion has three wins in a row and four in his last five races, including the Indianapolis 500. But how about Robby Unser, youngest son of three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser? He won seven Indy car races in a row and finished second in another.
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May 26, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Eddie Cheever accepted the winner's share of the 82nd Indianapolis 500 at Monday night's victory banquet, a check for $1,433,000, he said it was quite a payoff for the No. 3 guy on the team. "As an owner, the way I look at the team, I'm third in the pecking order. First is team manager Dick Caron, then crew chief Owen Snyder and then the driver. "It was those guys, and their crew, who gave me the best running car in the race.
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April 12, 1996 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of America's foremost street race, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Roger Penske took time off Thursday to showcase what he hopes will become one of America's finest oval tracks--the California Speedway.
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