He won the 1986 and 1988 IROC (International Race of Champions) championships.
He won his first IRL race in 2000 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
In 1992, he beat Scott Goodyear by 0.043 of a second, the closest finish in Indianapolis 500 history.
In 1982, he made his debut on the CART series circuit.
He won the Super Vee(a Mini Indy racing series) title in 1981.
He won the Can Am (The Canadian-American Challenge Cup) title in 1982.
He raced in the World of Outlaws series after High School.
At the age of 11, Al JR was racing sprint cars.
His nickname is "Little Al".
He won the Indianapolis 500 twice, in 1992 and 1994.