Who is Bobby Unser's wife, Lisa? Does the late Indy 500 champion have any children?

Jane Corscadden May 4, 2021
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Three-time Indy 500 champion Bobby Unser has died aged 87. As tributes begin pouring in for the racer, many people are wondering about his family. So, who is Bobby Unser’s wife, Lisa Unser and do they have any children?

RIP: Bobby Unser dies, aged 87

Bobby Unser was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in February 1934 and was the third oldest of four brothers. When he was just a year old, the Unser clan moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was the brother of Al, Jerry, and Louis and is the father of Robby Unser.

The famed Unser racing family have won the Indy 500 a record nine times, with Bobby Unser winning three times. He was one of ten drivers to have won the Indy 500 three or more times.

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Race car driver Bobby Unser celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500. He was later penalized one lap and stripped of the title.

As well as this, he was one of only two to have won it in three different decades. Bobby Unser’s net worth is estimated at around $20 million.

His racing career began as a teenager at the Roswell Speedway in 1949. But it was 1950 when he won his first championship.

Bobby Unser served in the Air Force from 1953-55. However, after this he shifted into USAC racing.

He passed away at home in Albuquerque on Sunday night (2 May). Bobby Unser is survived by his wife, Lisa, sons Bobby Jr and Robby, and daughters Cindy and Jeri.

Meet Bobby Unser’s wife, Lisa Unser, and their children

Bobby Unser had been married a few times throughout his life. His marriages to Barbara Schumaker, Norma Davis, and Marsha Sale ended in divorce.

He had two children from his first marriage (Bobby Jr and Cindy) and two from his second marriage (Robby and Jeri).

Bobby Unser and his fourth wife, Lisa Unser, had been married for 21 years before he passed away this week.

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Not much is known about Lisa, however, she was always very supportive of her husband. She regularly tweeted what he was up to, to keep fans in the loop.

Tributes paid to Bobby Unser

Many people have been remembering the life and career for Bobby Unser on social media today following the announcement of his death.

Here are just a few tributes:

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Jane is a freelance journalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland specialising in news, culture and politics. She studied Politics at Queen’s University Belfast before completing a Journalism MA at the University of Ulster. Always trawling social media and keeping up to date with the latest trends and crazes, her main interest lies in digital culture and internet trends.