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NEW DATE: Al Unser Jr.: A Checkered Past Book Signing

Join Al Unser Jr. for a book signing at Brickhouse on Main (128 N Main St, Martinsville, IN) from 2:00-5:00pm on March 5th, 2022. *Book must be purchased from Fables and Fairy Tales in order to attend event. Can't make the event? See our online store for a signed copy to be mailed.

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NEW DATE: Al Unser Jr.: A Checkered Past Book Signing
NEW DATE: Al Unser Jr.: A Checkered Past Book Signing

Time & Location

Mar 05, 2022, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Brickhouse on Main, 128 N Main St, Martinsville, IN 46151, USA


About the event

**The $35 ticket is to cover the cost of the book to be signed at the event. 1 guest per ticket holder. 

Al Unser Jr: A Checkered Past is legendary racing driver Al Unser Jr’s story, a tale of extraordinary success but also depths of failure, as told to best-selling author Jade Gurss, with a foreword by Roger Penske.

Winning came naturally to Al Unser Jr. Born into one of the most prominent families in the history of auto racing, he had a natural talent for going fast and winning races. Following the example set by his father, Al, and his uncle, Bobby, “Little Al” won a number of championships on his way up the ladder to the top echelons of open-wheel racing. 

Unser Jr. isn’t only a winning driver — he also possesses a boisterous and lovable personality. The fans and the media adored him. Many still recall his victories in the Indianapolis 500 and multiple IndyCar national championships. He also won championships in the International Race of Champions (IROC) and multiple victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona. In 2007 he was inducted into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2009.

Al Unser Jr: A Checkered Past covers these winning tales but it doesn’t stop there. Unser shares deeply personal stories about his life away from the race track and his struggles with mental health. He tells how the demons of drug and alcohol addiction fueled the destruction of his personal life even as his career flourished. With spiraling substance abuse, his marriage turned volatile. When he retired as a driver, his troubles amplified. A domestic violence arrest. Multiple DUIs. Visits to a variety of rehab centers. Divorce. He made millions in his career, but fell into financial ruin. His life became pure darkness and depression and the isolation and despair led to a suicide attempt.

Al Unser Jr: A Checkered Past is an unblinking look at how even our most celebrated sports heroes struggle with human frailty. Al Unser Jr. has survived, and is striving for redemption as his life and faith takes new paths. His battle to climb out of the darkness is one of the great stories in motorsports. 


  • Al Unser Jr.: A Checkered Past

    This event is TICKETED. You must purchase a copy of the book in order to attend. Join us for a book signing of Al Unser Jr: A Checkered Past with Al Unser Jr. and author Jade Gurss. This event will take place at The Brickhouse on Main at 128 N Main Street, Martinsville, IN.

    Tax: +$2.45 Sales Tax+$0.94 service fee
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