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NATIONAL (AP) – Bobby Unser, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and part of the only pair of brothers to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” has died. He was 87. He died Sunday at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico of natural causes, The Indianapolis Speedway said Monday. Unser won the Indy 500 in 1968, 1975, and 1981.

FILE – In this May 24, 1981, file photo, Bobby Unser holds three fingers aloft after winning his third Indianapolis 500 auto race ,in Indianapolis, Ind. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser has died. He died of natural causes at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Sunday, May 2, 2021. He was 87. (AP Photo/File)
Race car driver Bobby Unser is shown with his family in the winner’s circle, May 24, 1969. (AP Photo)
Race car driver Bobby Unser is shown with his wife Norma in the winner’s circle, May 24, 1969. (AP Photo)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MAY 11: Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser (R) talks with his son, rookie Indy car driver Robby Unser, during the second day of practice 11 May for the 82nd Indianapolis 500. If Robby Unser qualifies for the race he’ll be the sixth member of the Unser family to compete in the Indianapolis 500. (Photo credit should read JOHN RUTHROFF/AFP via Getty Images)
FILE – In this May 30, 1968, file photo, Bobby Unser celebrates winning the 52nd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)
Mario Andretti, in car No. 1, edges ahead of Bobby Unser, No. 6, leader for 180 laps, on the 181st lap and goes on to win the 200-mile Bobby Ball Memorial Race at Phoenix International Raceway, on Nov. 19, 1967. (AP Photo)
FILE – In this May 25, 1975, file photo, Bobby Unser waves as he cautiously drives his Eagle-Turbo Offy across the finish line to win the rain-shortened Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind.(AP Photo/File)
FILE – In this May 25, 1975 file photo, Bobby Unser flashes a victory sign in the winner’s circle at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after winning rain-shortened Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. Behind Unser in the Borg-Warner trophy. (AP Photo)
In this May 25, 1963, file photo, Andy Granatelli, car building and owner, leans over to congratulate Bobby Unser after the Albuquerque, N.M., driver qualified one of the V-8 Novi-powered racers for the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis. The rookie driver was fastest qualifier, averaging 149.421 mph for four-laps. Two other Novis, one driven by Jim Hurtubise and the other by rookie Art Malone, qualified for the race. (AP Photo/File)
Smiling Bobby Unser waves to the fans after winning his fourth California 500 auto race for Indy-type cars at Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, Calif., Sept. 2, 1980. It is also Unser’s fourth win of the season in his Cosworth-powered ground effects Penske car. Johnny Rutherford finished second with Rick Mears coming in third. (AP Photo)
Bobby Unser and his Eagle-Offy are pushed into the winner’s circle at the Ontario Motor Speedway after Unser beat his brother Al by less than a second to win the annual California 500 in Ontario, Calif., March 10, 1974. (AP Photo)
Bobby Unser has some champagne in the winner’s circle at the Ontario Motor Speedway after Unser beat his brother Al by less than a second to win the annual California 500 in Ontario, Calif., March 10, 1974. (AP Photo)
Bobby Unser of Albuquerque, N.M., takes a spin on his bike to a drivers meeting at the Pocono International Raceway in preparation for running of the Pocono 500 race in Mount Pocono, July 28, 1972. Unser won the pole position for the race. (AP Photo)
Champion race car drivers Rick Mears, left, and Bobby Unser, right, pose with actor Craig T. Nelson on the set of the television series “Coach” in Universal City, California, March 11, 1994. The two drivers will guest star on an episode of the show which will air sometime in May. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
FILE – Race car driver Bobby Unser is shown in this 1977 file photo. Bobby Unser, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and part of the only pair of brothers to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” has died. He was 87. He died Sunday, May 2, 2021, at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico of natural causes, The Indianapolis Speedway said Monday. (AP Photo/File)
Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Unser attends the drivers meeting for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Saturday, May 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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