Jerry Unser, Jr.

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Jerry Unser, Jr.
Born (1932-11-15)November 15, 1932
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Died May 17, 1959(1959-05-17) (aged 26)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United States American
Active years 19581959
Teams Kuzma, Kurtis Kraft
Races 2 (1 start)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1958 Indianapolis 500
Last race 1959 Indianapolis 500

Jeremy Michael Unser, Jr. (November 15, 1932, Colorado Springs, Colorado – May 17, 1959, Indianapolis, Indiana) was an American racecar driver. He was the 1957 USAC Stock Car champion.

Jerry was the first of the Unser family to compete at Indianapolis. In his only start, in 1958, he was caught up in a 13-car pileup on the first lap and flew over the turn three wall, miraculously emerging unhurt. He died in a practice crash before the 1959 Indianapolis 500, leaving behind a widow, Jeanne Unser, and two sons, Jerry and Johnny Unser.

His brothers Al and Bobby and his nephew Al Jr. have won the "500". His son Johnny and nephew Robby have also competed in the race.

Indy 500 results[edit]

World Championship career summary[edit]

The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from 1950 through 1960. Drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Jerry Unser participated in 1 World Championship race but scored no World Championship points.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1958 Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser L4 ARG
MON
NED
500
31
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
POR
ITA
MOR
NC 0
1959 Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser L4 MON
500
DNQ
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
POR
ITA
USA
NC 0

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Preceded by
Stuart Lewis-Evans
Formula One fatal accidents
May 17, 1959
Succeeded by
Bob Cortner