Bobby Unser -- who won the Indianapolis 500 race THREE TIMES during his illustrious career -- died Sunday at his home in New Mexico.
He was 87.
Officials at Indianapolis Motor Speedway say Unser died of natural causes -- but did not get into specifics.
There was no one else like him.Remembering legendary three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Unser.Read More: https://t.co/5MLt5UIZH4 pic.twitter.com/bzqywmooyr— Indianapolis Motor Speedway (@IMS) May 3, 2021
There was no one else like him.Remembering legendary three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Unser.Read More: https://t.co/5MLt5UIZH4 pic.twitter.com/bzqywmooyr
Unser -- brother of fellow Indy 500 champ Al Unser -- is survived by his wife, Lisa, along with 2 sons Bobby Jr. and Robby and 2 daughters Cindy and Jeri.
Bobby Unser was a titan of the sport -- winning The Greatest Spectacle in Racing in 3 consecutive decades ... first in 1968, again in 1975 and finally in 1981.
Unser retired from racing in 1983 but went on to become a pretty successful TV analyst -- working for NBC, ABC, ESPN and more.
In fact, Unser was part of the broadcast team that won a Sports Award Emmy in 1989 and 1990 for coverage of the Indy 500.
In 1990, Unser was inducted into both the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame and the International Motorsports HOF.
Unser was a proud military veteran who served 2 years in the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s.
The 2021 Indy 500 is set for May 30 -- and you can bet your ass there will be a massive tribute to Unser at the event.