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Al Unser Jr.

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  • Scuba diving may hold promise for paraplegics

    Scuba diving may hold promise for paraplegics
    Outfitted in scuba gear and 100 feet underwater, Cody Unser noticed a weird tingling in her legs. She dived a second and a third time, and again felt tingling. It was subtle, but it was the first new sensation that she had felt in three years, since...
  • Dan in real life: Ken Sothman on meeting the late Dan Wheldon

    Dan in real life: Ken Sothman on meeting the late Dan Wheldon
    "You never know a man until you walk a mile in his shoes." In this particular case however, I felt like I truly knew a man when I rode seven-point-five miles in his car. While covering an event named the "2011 Mazda Road to Indy", a clinic where...
  • Wheldon's death leaves Indy 500 void for 2012

    Wheldon's death leaves Indy 500 void for 2012
    He was a driver, a champion, and a marketing department all in one. Donald Davidson will remember the latter part the most. "I don't think I ever heard him get an interview where he didn't say 'The Indianapolis 500 is the greatest race in the world,'"...
  • IndyCar's Ryan Hunter-Reay no longer just an 'up-and-coming' driver

    IndyCar's Ryan Hunter-Reay no longer just an 'up-and-coming' driver
    Ryan Hunter-Reay didn't know what to think or feel after he won Honda Indy Toronto on July 8. It was his third consecutive victory and moved him into the lead of the IZOD IndyCar Series points chase. Will Power, an Australian driver who won the Baltimore...
  • Everything revolves around speed for Mario

     
    BY PAUL REINHARD--Special to The Morning Call Mario Andretti's most horrific moment at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway may have been one that involved a race he never ran. The year was 2003 and I’ll never forget it because I played......
  • Some Indy 500 pre-race notes & quotes

     
    By Paul Reinhard—Special to The Morning Call Al Unser Jr. is officially listed as a driver coach and consultant for the Izod IndyCar Series, but on Saturday, the two-time former Indianapolis 500 winner was in the role of chief steward......
  • A Columbian, a Brazilian, and the Drama of Bump Day

    A Columbian, a Brazilian, and the Drama of Bump Day
    An hour before the gun sounded on Bump Day at Indianapolis, a 19 year-old Colombian stood in front of the medical center. His car, his only car, is broken. He smashed it into the wall. His qualifying time is the slowest so far, and not even he believes it...
  • ISN Indianapolis 500 Preview

    ISN Indianapolis 500 Preview
    For nearly a hundred years, the Indianapolis 500 has loomed over the month of May. Eyes have turned to it in anticipation. Men have traveled over incredible distances to attend it. Only a select few have the honor to compete in it. From Helio...
  • Organizers hope IndyCar race mingles sport, spectacle in Baltimore

    Organizers hope IndyCar race mingles sport, spectacle in Baltimore
    Pratt Street has a rich history in Baltimore lore. It's old enough that the street has been identified on city maps dating back as far as 1801. But in August of 2011, it will experience something it hasn't seen in its previous 200 years: Cars driving 185...
  • Officials hail the coming of Baltimore Grand Prix

    Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday the long-anticipated deal to transform downtown Baltimore into a high-speed raceway for Indy-style cars. Flanked by racing stars Al Unser Jr. and Graham Rahal, officials...
  • Indy racing holds promise, potential risk

    Joined by some of the nation's most famous drivers, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake will announce a deal Wednesday to bring high-speed racing to the streets of Downtown Baltimore with an annual event that officials say will draw...