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Highlights from the 54th running of the Indianapolis 500

  • FILE - In this May 30, 1970, file photo, Al Unser Sr. is congratulated by his mother after winning the 54th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this May 30, 1970, file photo, Al Unser Sr. is congratulated by his mother after winning the 54th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 30, 1970, file photo, Al Unser Sr. waves from the cockpit of the Johnny Lightning 500 Special as he crosses the finish line to take the checkered flag of the 54th Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this May 30, 1970, file photo, Al Unser Sr. waves from the cockpit of the Johnny Lightning 500 Special as he crosses the finish line to take the checkered flag of the 54th Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

RACE: 54th Indianapolis 500

DATE: May 30, 1970

WINNER: Al Unser Sr.

AVERAGE SPEED: 155.749 mph

WHAT HAPPENED: Unser dominated the race and led 190 laps from the pole to join older brother, Bobby, as the first pair of brothers to win the 500. The victory also made Parnelli Jones the second competitor to win the race as a driver (1963) and as a car owner.

NOTABLE: The prize fund topped $1 million for the first time in history (by $2). Unser was the final driver to celebrate in victory lane at the south end of the pits. Victory lane was relocated the next year.