Race driver Bobby Unser, of Albuquerque, N.M., gets the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line first to win the 10th annual California 500 race at Ontario Motor Speedway at Ontario, California, Sept. 2, 1979. Unser won with an average lap speed of 146.795 mph, in 3:24.22, in a race marked by 57 of its 200 laps driven under the caution flag. (AP Photo)

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Today is Friday, Sept. 2, the 246th day of 2016. There are 120 days left in the year.