1992: Al Unser Jr.
Starting Position: 12
Race Time: 3:43:05.148
Chassis/engine: Galmer/Chevy Indy V8A
1992 marked the end of an era with many of the old guard racers making this their last hurrah. Four-time winners A.J. Foyt and Rick Mears, along with Gordon Johncock and Tom Sneva, retired after the 1992 Indy 500, but Michael Andretti proved that the Andretti curse was hereditary and there to stay. After a dominating performance, his fuel pump failed with 11 laps to go, setting up the closest finish in Indy 500 history. Al Unser, Jr. held off a fast closing Scott Goodyear to win by 0.043 seconds. Goodyear had started the race in the 33rd and final position, but he fared much better than the polesitter Roberto Guerrero, who crashed out on the pace laps.