Al Unser Jr. won the second round of the 1996 International Race of Champions Series after a multi-car crash eliminated more than half of the field at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
Unser, a two-time IROC champion and the leading race winner in the all-star series with 10, passed Sterling Marlin with three laps remaining on Talladega Superspeedway’s 2.66-mile oval and held on to win by about a car length.
Fellow Indy-car drivers Robby Gordon and Scott Pruett finished second and third.
Paul Tracy claimed the pole position for the Indy Car Bosch Grand Prix at Nazareth (Pa.) Speedway.
Tracy won the top starting position for today’s race by going 190.737 mph, the fastest mile in auto racing history.
In Nuerburgring, Germany, Damon Hill cruised to the pole position for today’s Formula One Grand Prix of Europe. The 35-year-old Briton lapped at 129.104 mph.
Bob Loga, president of the Automobile Racing Club of America, died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Friday on the grounds of Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
A car driven by Loga, 55, was struck in the driver’s side door by a pickup truck as he attempted to leave the speedway, where the ARCA Mountain Dew 500k was run.