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Al Unser Sr. - Chronology

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1939 Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on May 29
1957 Begins driving modified roadsters in competition around Albuquerque
1958 Marries Wanda Jesperson on April 22 (divorced in 1971)
1959 Older brother Jerry dies as a result of injuries suffered in practice run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 2
1977 Marries Karen Barnes on November 22
1979 Breaks ankle in a motorcycle accident, forcing him to miss Indy 500
1983 Joins Penske Racing
1994 Retires from auto racing
2002 Invests $1.5 million, with son Al Jr, to build an auto museum in Albuquerque
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