There comes a moment of truth in a race driver’s life where danger doesn’t matter – it’s a chance to win the biggest race of their career and they aren’t about to flinch.

In the 1989 Indianapolis 500 Emerson Fittipaldi and Al Unser, Jr. were faced with that moment as they sped down the backstretch side-by-side, wheel-to-wheel, on Lap 198 with the checkered flag set to fly on Lap 200. The previous 13 laps were a thrilling duel, unlike any ever seen before in the closing stages of the Indianapolis 500. Each driver daringly took the lead from the other until the “Moment of Truth” faced each driver squarely in the face.

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