Inside Row 2: Bill Vukovich
Middle Row 2: Bobby Unser
Hard to believe a three-time winner (1968, 75, 81) is the second-best driver in his own family, but that's how things go when your family has nine wins between them. Unser, who was the first driver to break 190 mph in qualifying when he won the pole in 1972, has two of the most interesting wins in the race's history. His second win ended at 480 miles when a gullywasher of a rain storm hit the area, and while cars were spinning out left and right in the deluge that turned the track into an unlimited hydroplane race, Unser guided his car safely to the checkered flag. Then in 1981, Unser passed more than a dozen cars coming out of the pits during a caution period and was penalized a lap in the official results the next day, seemingly giving Mario Andretti his second win. He was awarded the win again on appeal almost five months later and eventually retired before returning to the Speedway as part of the ABC broadcast team. He was in the booth when his younger brother Al won his fourth 500 in 1987.
Outside Row 2: Wilbur Shaw
Next: Row three, but before that, a former winner that SHOULDN'T be in the field.