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Highlights from the 76th running of the Indianapolis 500

  • FILE - In this May 24, 1992 file photo, track workers clean up debris after a series of crashes in Turn 2 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 76th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

    FILE - In this May 24, 1992 file photo, track workers clean up debris after a series of crashes in Turn 2 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 76th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 24, 1992 file photo, Al Unser Jr. (top) wins the Indianapolis 500 auto race by less than a car length ahead of Scott Goodyear in the 76th running of the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  (AP Photo/David Boe)

    FILE - In this May 24, 1992 file photo, Al Unser Jr. (top) wins the Indianapolis 500 auto race by less than a car length ahead of Scott Goodyear in the 76th running of the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/David Boe)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 24, 1992 file photo, Al Unser Jr. celebrates with his wife, Shelley, left, and children after winning the 76th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman, File)

    FILE - In this May 24, 1992 file photo, Al Unser Jr. celebrates with his wife, Shelley, left, and children after winning the 76th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman, File)  (The Associated Press)

RACE: 76th Indianapolis 500

DATE: May 24, 1992

WINNER: Al Unser Jr.

AVERAGE SPEED: 134.477 mph

WHAT HAPPENED: Unser had a thrilling battle with Scott Goodyear in the closing laps and held on by 0.043 seconds for the closest finish in Indy history. Unser, driving for Galles-Kraco Racing, became the first second-generation driver to win the Indy 500 and the third member of the Unser family to win the race. It was a crash-filled race from the start as pole-sitter Roberto Guerrero crashed on the pace lap and 13 cars were ultimately eliminated during crashes.

NOTABLE: Michael Andretti led 160 laps and had a 30-second lead in the debut of the Ford Cosworth XB engine when his fuel pump failed with 11 laps remaining. Nelson Piquet suffered serious leg injuries in a crash during practice, while Pancho Carter and Hiro Matsushita were both injured in their own crashes. Jovy Marcelo, a rookie, was fatally injured in a practice session. The race marked the final Indy 500 for A. J. Foyt, Rick Mears, Tom Sneva and Gordon Johncock. A race-record 10 former winners started in the field.