Racing legend makes stop in Terre Haute for ISU Speaker Series

A racing legend made a pit stop in Terre Haute on Wednesday night.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2017 10:48 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A racing legend made a pit stop in Terre Haute on Wednesday night.

Scroll for more content...

Bobby Unser spoke at Indiana State University for the Speaker Series.

He is an accomplished race-car driver.

Unser talked to the crowd about his wins and losses...on and off the track.

His career once brought him to Terre Haute for Sprint Car races.

He was excited to be back on Wednesday.

Unser pointed out the city's ties to racing greats.

"Man...I use to look forward to coming to Terre Haute so bad you wouldn't believe it. Don Smith, who ran out here...you wouldn't believe it! He was a hero. Kept the racing going, he kept Terre Haute real high on the pecking order," Unser said.

He retired from Indy Car driving in 1981.

After that, he worked as a sports commentator and a column writer.

Related Content

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 88°
Robinson
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 87°
Zionsville
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 83°
Rockville
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 88°
Casey
Few Clouds
83° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 89°
Brazil
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 88°
Marshall
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 88°
Scattered storms
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

WTHI Events