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Can You Identify This Man?

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Greetings:

I shot this image of Mario Andretti at the US Grand Prix West in 1981. Can anyone identify the man that Andretti is talking with in this photo? Your help is appreciated.
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That looks like Dan Gurney to me. Here's the closest picture I could get, obviously younger, but talking to Carrol Shelby.
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Re: Can You Identify This Man?

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Hi: Thanks for looking at the picture and the response. No, it isn't Dan Gurney. Gurney was actually at the race and I've met him before and have other pictures with him in them. The guy in this picture was wearing a Penske jacket and Andretti was driving for the Marlboro Alfa Romeo team at the time. Thanks, again, for taking the time to look. If anyone else has any more information on the ID I would be appreciative.
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he looks familiar to me so my second guess is Roger Penske himself... the only two American racers that fit the era I know that have those wrinkly eyes. Sorry I'm of no more help.
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Re: Can You Identify This Man?

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Hi: Thanks so much! I believe you are correct. I appreciate your help!
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Re: Can You Identify This Man?

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Looks like Bobby Unser.
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I think you're right... it's funny how these guys all kind of sorta looked alike especially going back 40 years.
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Re: Can You Identify This Man?

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100% sure it is Bobby Unser, got a docu where he features in just checked its him ;)