Al Unser Sr., the four-time Indianapolis 500 champion, will be at the Wednesday, June 24, Great Race stop in Albuquerque at the Unser Racing Museum to greet the participants and spectators. The Great Race will make a lunch stop at the museum on the fifth day of the nine-day, 2,400-mile event from Kirkwood, Missouri to Santa Monica, California. The first car is scheduled to arrive at 11:45 a.m. and a new car will arrive every minute for almost two hours. The racers will have lunch at the museum before making their way onto Gallup.
The Unser Racing Museum is a multi-dimensional museum experience utilizing modern technologies to educate and immerse the visitor in the exciting world of racing. Visitors can take a guided tour and learn about the Unser family history, then explore on your own, seeing and interacting with racing history as it happened. The museum spans the early days of racing from Pikes Peak and Indianapolis to the latest technology, including a racing simulator that puts you in the driver’s seat, and interactive kiosks for young and old to learn more about racing in a fun, educational environment.
The museum has been expanded to include an all new annex, with even more racing history, cars, and memorabilia. The annex contains a wide variety of cars, from fully restored antiques, to winning pace cars and race cars. There’s also a trophy room filled with thousands of unique items, a complete library spanning the history of racing and original artwork. You can link to the museum’s website here: http://www.unserracingmuseum.com/
The Great Race is free to the public and is sponsored in Albuquerque by the Unser Racing Museum and 101.7 The Team radio station.