|Intro||American racing driver|
|Was||Racecar driver Formula One driver Motorcycle racer Engineer|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||15 November 1932, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, U.S.A.|
|Death||17 May 1959, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. (aged 26 years)|
Jeremy Michael Unser Jr. (November 15, 1932 – May 17, 1959) was an American racecar driver. He was the 1957 USAC Stock Car champion.
Jerry was the first of the Unser family to compete at Indianapolis. In his only start, in 1958, he was caught up in a 13-car pileup on the first lap and flew over the turn three wall, miraculously emerging unhurt. He died in a practice crash before the 1959 Indianapolis 500, leaving behind a widow, Jeanne Unser, and two sons, Jerry and Johnny Unser.
His brothers Al and Bobby and his nephew Al Jr. have won the "500". His son Johnny and nephew Robby have also competed in the race.
Indianapolis 500 results
World Championship career summary
The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship from 1950 through 1960. Drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Jerry Unser participated in 1 World Championship race but scored no World Championship points.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1958||Kurtis Kraft||Offenhauser L4||ARG
|1959||Kurtis Kraft||Offenhauser L4||MON