About Al Unser Jr.
It has been announced that the overall estimate of Al Unser Jr. net worth currently reaches 20 million dollars, which makes him one of the wealthiest race car drivers in the world. As of right now, he is retired from his professional career in sports. When he was racing, Al Unser Jr. was referred to by his nicknames Al Junior, Junior or Little Al. Al Unser Jr. became recognized even more when he was announced the winner of the Indianapolis 500 twice. Thus, winning has served as one of the most important sources of increasing the overall sum of Al Unser Jr. net worth.
He was born in 1962 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A lot of family members of his were racers. His father Al Unser was also a race car driver, who was the winner of the Indianapolis 500. Moreover, he has an uncle, race car driver as well, named Bobby Unser, who also won the Indianapolis 500. Thus, Al Unser Jr. followed in their footsteps and also became a race car driver and this career eventually became the main source of making his name famous as well as of increasing the overall amount of Al Unser Jr. net worth.
When he was 11 years old, Al Unser Jr.
was a sprint car racer. When he graduated from high school, he was racing in the World of Outlaws series of sprint cars. After that, Al Unser Jr. began road racing. In 1981, he became a winner of the Super Vee title and one year later, he won the Can-Am title. In the same year, Al Unser Jr. began racing on the CART circuit.
In 1983, Al Unser Jr. appeared for the first time in the Indianapolis 500 races, where he got the ninth place. However, he was penalized and was dropped to the tenth place. Although he was praised a lot for his first season there, he did not win the title of the rookie of the year, which was given to Teo Fabi. Eventually, he became one of the rising stars of the CART racing and this involvement has also increased the overall size of Al Unser Jr. net worth.
In 1985, he won the second place in the CART championship. The winner of it became his father. In 1986, Al Unser Jr. appeared in the IROC championship. He became a winner of two races and competed in four of them. He became the youngest IROC championship winner as at that time, he was 24 years old. He became a winner of the 1988 and 1986 IROC championships. When he was 24 years old, he won the 24 Hours of Daytona and one year later, he defended his title, becoming a winner of the race again. In 1990, he became a winner of these series for the first time. When he retired, he still has appeared as a racer from time to time. Thus, this career has served as the main source when it comes to increasing his net worth.