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Indianapolis, Ind. - Al Unser, one of four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 four times, passed away at the age of 82 on December 9.
The Alburquerque, N.M., driver won 50 United States Auto Club events in his lengthy career, from between 1964 and 1987. He won the USAC national championship twice, in 1970 and 1983, and won the IndyCar championship in 1985.
He won the Hoosier Hundred four consecutive years (1970 - 1973), the 1973 Championship Dirt Series and was also competitive behind the wheel of a stock car, winning the Governor's Cup at the Milwaukee Mile in 1971.
He also competed on the International Motor Contest Association circuit, winning the prestigious Missouri Futurity in 1963.