In ’94, driving the mighty Penske
PC23-Ilmor, Al won eight races.
No one else took more than three.
(BELOW) These days, as well as
working in Race Control, Al tutors
new IndyCar and Indy Lights drivers.
Anyway, Monday morning when I
woke up, I was making myself a cup of
coffee, and my first wife Shelley was there
in tears. I asked her why, and she said
“You almost won the Indy 500,” sob, sob,
sob and so on. And I can honestly say, I
didn’t feel that. I felt happy.