Emerson Fittipaldi Collides with Al Unser Jr. on the Closing Laps of 1989 Indianapolis 500
Indy 500 1989 (radio network)
Jim Crawford 1989 Indianapolis 500
1989 Indianapolis 500 Intro
The 73rd Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday, May 28, 1989. Two-time World Drivers' Champion Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil became the first foreign-born winner of the race since 1966. Though Fittipaldi started on the front row and dominated much of the race, he found himself running second in the waning laps. Gambling on fuel mileage, Al Unser Jr. caught up to Fittipaldi after a fortuitous caution period on lap 181, and subsequently took the lead on lap 196.
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