Bobby Unser & Al Unser, Sr., to Visit Museum on Sunday

Friday, November 09, 2007 - Two of America’s greatest race car drivers, brothers Bobby Unser and Al Unser, Sr., of Albuquerque, will be visiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville for the first time ever this Sunday, courtesy of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and his 2008 “Richardson for President” campaign. The free and open-to-the-public ‘Meet & Greet’ session will start at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, on the second floor of the museum. Richardson’s campaign staff has indicated that there will be opportunities for photographs of, and autographs from, the two former winners of the Indianapolis 500. According to museum executive director Thomas J. Schmeh, “We were very pleased yesterday when we received the call that Governor Richardson was interested in bringing Bobby and Al to our museum as part of their appearances in Iowa this weekend. In fact, Bobby was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1997, but unfortunately he was unable to be here for that special occasion. We look forward to showing them our sprint car museum, and our suites overlooking the legendary Knoxville Raceway half-mile dirt track. And we sincerely thank Governor Bill Richardson for giving motorsports fans in Iowa this opportunity to mix and mingle with Indy 500 winners Bobby Unser (1968, ’75, ’81) and Al Unser, Sr. (1970, ’71, ’78, ’87).” Those wishing to RSVP are urged to call the Iowa “Richardson for President” headquarters at 515-243-9502 or e-mail