IRL: Tony George statement on Al Unser Jr.

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, July 18, 2002 -- A statement from Tony George, Indy Racing League president and chief executive officer, about Al Unser Jr., who announced July 18 that he is entering a substance-abuse center immediately for treatment: I...

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, July 18, 2002 -- A statement from Tony George, Indy Racing League president and chief executive officer, about Al Unser Jr., who announced July 18 that he is entering a substance-abuse center immediately for treatment:

I was very disappointed to learn of the events involving Al Unser Jr. last week. Today's announcement by Al Unser Jr. is the right thing for him to do, and I fully support it.

All of us who are friends and fans of Al are pleased with his decision and look forward to his return to the Indy Racing League.

He has the full support of his team, his sponsor and of the Indy Racing League. The League is satisfied with the steps that Al is taking and does not contemplate any action.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Al Unser Sr. , Tony George