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3-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser dies at 87

Bobby Unser, three-time winner of the Indy 500 and one of the most charismatic, compelling characters in racing history, has died at the age of 87.

Unser died at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, of natural causes.

Raised in Albuquerque along Route 66, Unser grew up with racing in his blood. His father and his uncles were all drivers. His uncle Louis spent most of the 20th century racing up Pike’s Peak for their annual Fourth of July climb. His uncle Jerry died while practicing for the Indy 500. His older brother Jerry died in a wreck at Indianapolis in 1959.