August 5, 2007 on ESPN2
Unser Sr. To Serve As Firestone Indy 400 Grand Marshal
Michigan International Speedway
Mich. -- Open wheel racing legend Al Unser Sr.
will be the grand marshal for the Firestone Indy 400 on
Sunday, Aug. 5 at Michigan International Speedway. Unser
Sr., the two-time open wheel champion and four-time Indianapolis
500 winner, will give the command to start engines for
the Firestone Indy 400.
Unser Sr. made
33 open wheel starts at Michigan between 1968 and 1989.
Throughout his storied open wheel racing career, he captured
39 victories, one of which came at MIS in 1974. Having
placed in the top 10 in half of his open wheel starts
here, it is no surprise that he led 345 career laps, ranking
ninth on the all time lap leaders list in open wheel events
Unser Sr. is
second on the most open wheel starts at MIS list, having
only two fewer starts than other open wheel great Johnny
Rutherford. In addition, he made eight starts in the IROC
Series at MIS, capturing four top five and seven top 10
finishes with one win in 1977.
be race No. 13 of the IndyCar Series' 17-race season.
Unser Sr. will give the command shortly after 12 noon.
are available for the Firestone Indy 400 on Sunday, August
5, along with all events at MIS during the weekend, including
IndyCar Series practice and qualifying on Saturday, August
4, and exhibits by historic Indy cars and Corvettes.
can purchase tickets by logging on to MISpeedway.com,
or by calling the MIS Ticket Hotline at 800.354.1010.
The MIS ticket hotline is open from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
seven days a week.
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