One of the greats exits gracefully
The brief from IndyCar Series magazine was simple: Talk to Al Unser Jr. and assess how long he planned to keep driving before passing the torch to his son Al.
How tough could that be?
So we sat down in the back of the Patrick Racing hauler last Friday afternoon between sessions at Richmond International Raceway for a 25-minute one-on-one interview.
I tried to dance around the subject of Unser's retirement and so did he. But it must have been in his thoughts, because 48 hours later, ...
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