Al Unser Jr to race DP at The Glen

Two time Rolex 24 at Daytona and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. will join brothers Burt and Brian Frisselle for the June 2-3 Sahlen's Six Hours at The Glen. The announcement will be made this morning in a 10 a.m. EDT ...

Two time Rolex 24 at Daytona and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. will join brothers Burt and Brian Frisselle for the June 2-3 Sahlen's Six Hours at The Glen.

The announcement will be made this morning in a 10 a.m. EDT media teleconference call.

Though this will be the threesome's professional racing debut as a team, it isn't the first time the three, who'll team to drive the GlycoMax Synergy Racing No. 8 Porsche-powered Doran, have met.

In the same year during which Unser joined the defunct open-wheel CART series, he'd also win the Sport Car Club of America's 1982 Can-Am title driving an open-cockpit, closed-wheel Frissbee, designed by Trevor Lee Harris in the employ of one Brad Frisselle, father of Brian and Burt. (Oh, all these "Bs" are too confusing at times, you know. Brad, you're an old guy like me; we shoulda been more careful when naming our kids years ago, eh?) Brad Frisselle, a racer in his own right, captured the International Motor Sports Association's 1976 GTU driving championship.

Brian and Burt's relationship with the Unser family is deep, having also competed with Al Unser III in various open-wheel championships.

Set for his 19th Indianapolis 500 start this year in search of his third victory, Unser twice won the Rolex 24 At Daytona (1986-1987) in a Porsche 962, teaming both times with legendary Porsche driver-owner the late Al Holbert Jr. and Englishman endurance race ace Derek Bell.

-DC Williams Exclusively for Motorsport.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Derek Bell , Brian Frisselle , Al Unser III , Al Unser
Teams Williams