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 – ABCs Jim McKay Recaps The Indy 500 Race At Lap 104 Of 200

DOG ASIDE: On August 19, 1985, after years of being shown tape delayed….ABC Sports signed an initial three-year deal to cover the Indianapolis 500 live flag-to-flag starting in 1986….as longtime anchor Jim McKay was moved to the host position….with play-by-play being handled by Jim Lampley and Sam Posey.  Since the Daytona 500 had been shown live flag-to-flag on CBS since 1979….and ABC officials had wanted…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special Feature – Demonstration Of What Takes Place In A Pit Stop

DOG ASIDE: In motor sports, a pit stop is where a racing vehicle stops in the pits during a race for refueling, new tyres, repairs, mechanical adjustments, a driver change, as a penalty or any combination of the above….whereas not all of these are allowed in all forms of racing…..while the term is still used in motor sports, it also gained…

Golf – 1985 – CBSs Brent Musburger + Al Trautwig + Tom Weiskopf Talk About The Day At The Masters

DOG ASIDE: The Masters Tournament….usually referred to as simply The Masters or the U.S. Masters outside of North America, is one of the four major championships in professional golf….which is scheduled for the first full week of April….as the Masters is the first major of the year…..and unlike the others, it is held at the same location at the Augusta National Golf Club….a private course…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Behind The Scenes Inside International Broadcast Booths

DOG ASIDE: The Indy 500 is billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing….which is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport….which comprises three of the most prestigious motor sports events in the world….including the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management….but the permanent seating capacity is upwards of 250,000….and infield…

Golf – 1987 – Jim Nantz Interviews U S Open 3rd Round Leader In The Clubhouse Keith Clearwater

DOG ASIDE:  Keith Allen Clearwater (born September 1, 1959) is an American professional golfer…..who has won two tournaments on the PGA Tour….both in his rookie season of 1987….as he won the prestigious Colonial National Invitation in the spring of that year with a 14 under par 266….which tied the previous tournament record set by Corey Pavin in 1985….then later in that same season….he…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Interview With Mario Andretti When Car Failure Ends Day After Leading Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940) is an Italian-born American former race car driver….who is one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport…..as he is one of only two drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR…with the other being Dan Gurney….as he also won races in midget cars and sprint cars.  During his career, Andretti won the 1978 Formula One…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Al Trautwig Interviews John MaBee On $5M Payday If Alysheba Wins Belmont

DOG ASIDE: In this video seen herewith….ABC’s Al Trautwig interviews Chairman of the Board John MaBee at Golden Eagle Insurance prior to the 1987 Belmont Stakes….a race in which Alysheba, who had previously won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes….which were the first two legs of the 1987 Triple Crown of horse racing….as MaBee’s…

Golf – 1987 – ABC Sports US Open Special Feature – Al Trautwig Interview With Bernard Langer

DOG ASIDE: Bernhard Langer (born 27 August 1957) is a German professional golfer on the PGA Tour….where he has  been a two-time Masters champion….and was one of the world’s leading golfers throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s.  In 1986, he became the sport’s first official # 1 ranked player….who after turning 50, he established himself as one of the most successful…