Starting Position: 3
Race Time: 3:16:13.760
Chassis/engine: Eagle/Offy
Early on it looked like Bobby Unser would cruise to his first Indy 500 win, but it turned out to be a tough task. The lower gears on his Eagle began to fail, causing him to lose spots after every pit stop. Willfully determined, Unser battled back repeatedly to earn a hard fought victory.