Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Jim Lampley Calls Exciting Last 8 Laps + Surprise Finish

With eight laps to go in the 1986 running of the Indianapolis 500 Race….as called by ABC’s Jim Lampley and Sam Posey….was truly exciting and anybody’s race between Kevin Cogan….who was leading at the start of this video…..along with Bobby Rahal….who was gaining ground rapidly….and Rick Mears….who had the fastest car in the race and…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Final PreRace Wrapup Before Start

Sam Posey (born May 26, 1944) is a retired American racing driver and sports broadcast journalist….who became an auto racing commentator for ABC Sports….after debuting on ABC for the Indianapolis 500 in 1974….where he served as analyst.  He also served as a pit reporter….who ultimately returned to the booth starting in 1982….where he stayed for all ABC telecasts of the…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Interviews With Danny Sullivan + Mario Andretti + A J Foyt

This video features 1986 pre-race Indy 500 interviews with three legends of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indy 500 racing…..as ABC’s Larry Nuber interviews 1985 winner Danny Sullivan, regarding all things “head to head and hand to hand” combat with Mario Andretti in last years race.  Following the Sullivan interview, ABC’s Al Trautwig provides insight into…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Drivers Start Your Engines + The Pace Lap Before The Start

        This video starts out with with ABC’s always eloquent and elegant legendary sportscaster Jim McKay…..as he introduces the start of the 1986 Indianapolis 500 Race….when Mary Hulman, Chairman of the Board at Indianapolis Motor Speedway makes the famous call….“Drivers start your engines”.…to which 33 different race car drivers enter their cars…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Cover The Rain Delay And Set Up The Race

The 1986 Indy 500 was delayed for an entire week for the 1st time in the history of the race….as ABC’s race day team of Jim McKay, Jim Lampley and Sam Posey do a great job of covering the time during the delay…..and then providing an inside look at how the major race teams dealt…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Joyful Time In The Winners Circle At Indy 500 With With Bobby Rahal + Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE:  This video is a very rare piece of footage which highlights the incredible love and bond between driver and owner…..and a moment shared that could never be bested….for winning the Indy 500 while knowing that you may not be around anymore to ever experience an awesome win again….for Bobby Rahal won the race…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Race Thoughts + The Race Lineup Row By Row

DOG ASIDE:   Saturday May 31 saw sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80’s…..and due to the rain delays….traditional pre-race ceremonies were retooled slightly….with some replacement performers….as the Purdue University band was absent….while Jim Nabors, scheduled to sing “Back Home Again in Indiana”, had departed….and was replaced by John S. Davies, the artist-in-residence at the Indianapolis Opera.  A…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Al Trautwig Shows How The Indy 500 Is A Month Long Event Not A One Day Event

DOG ASIDE;  This video really gave me some valuable knowledge and insight into the preparation that is required to be an Indy 500 contestant…..as ABC’s Al Trautwig provides an inside look at the “23 Days” before the 1986 Indy 500 auto race….plus it provides awesome highlights of absolute legends of auto racing featuring guys like…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Jim McKay Provides Inside Look At The Challenges Of Qualifying For The Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: Throughout the years, the race has used a number of different qualifying procedures….with the current four-lap (ten-mile) qualifying distance being first introduced in 1920….and has been used every year since 1939….whereas in 2014, the qualifying procedure was refined….such that the pole position winner and the starting grid would be determined over two days.…