Starting from the pole, Rick Mears wins his fourth Indy 500, this time by 3.1 seconds over Michael Andretti. Mears, A.J. Foyt and Al Unser, Sr., are the only four-time winners.
It's a great day for the Unser family. In 1981, Bobby Unser wins a disputed Indy 500. Six years later, Al Unser, Sr., wins his record-tying fourth Indy 500. And in 1992, Al Unser, Jr., wins the Indy 500 by .043 seconds over Scott Goodyear.