(Indianapolis, IN) - Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser has died. Unser was 87. The cause of death at his home in New Mexico was from natural causes.
"Bobby was a ferocious competitor on the track, and his larger-than-life personality made him one of the most beloved and unique racers we have ever seen," Roger Penske, owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, told the Associated Press.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb also responded to the passing of a racing legend. “The Unser name is synonymous with racing, and Bobby Unser carried that legacy proudly. Indiana loved watching him race and be a part of the largest single-day sporting event. He gave us some special moments at the Indianapolis 500. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Unser family today as they grieve the loss of an incredible man,” he said.