Al Unser Jr. back racing, teams with cousin Robby Unser in Goodguys nostalgia series

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You can take Al Unser Jr. out of an Indy car, but you can’t take the racer out of Unser.

The 54-year-old Unser has been enjoying a racing revival of sorts, competing on the Goodguys AutoCross circuit.

He spent this past weekend behind the wheel of a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro at the Goodguys Nostalgia Nationals in Bowling Green, Kentucky. You can see a teaser in the video, linked below.

This weekend, Oct. 21-23, “Little Al” will be racing again at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Goodguys 23rd Pennzoil Southeastern Nationals.

The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and two-time Indy car champion will be joined by cousin and nine-time Pikes Peak Hill Climb champion Robby Unser, son of former IndyCar driver Bobby Unser.

Both drivers will compete for Lincoln, Nebraska-based Team Speedway, with Robby in a 1965 Chevrolet Nova, while Al Jr. will drive the same 1970 Camaro as he did in Kentucky.

More than 2,500 vintage hot rods, custom cars, muscle cars and trucks will take to CMS’s 1.5-mile superspeedway and take part in a number of driving skill competitions.

Robby Unser is the current leader in the Pro class of the Goodguys AutoCross series.

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