Auto Racing – 1982 – Special – NBC Salutes NASCARs Richard Petty #43 – Host Bob Costas

DOG COMMENTARY:  There are many legends of their sport in our entire ImaSportsphile video library….but none bigger than the legend of car # 43….as somewhere around the early 1960’s there appeared two “soon to be” American heroes whose moniker would become simply “King”…. as one was a handsome singer from Tupelo, Mississippi by the name of…

Special – 1985 – ESPN SportsCenter – Hosts Chris Bermen & Gayle Gardner – MLB + NFL + Auto Racing

DOG COMMENTARY:  ESPN has contributed their significant share of videos in this ImaSportsphile museum of ours….but none more valuable than this “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage content….cuz this is virtual hour of SportsCenter features legendary sportscaster Chris “Boomer / The Swami” Berman…..along with the “always beautiful” outstanding female sportscaster, Gayle Gardner, from the last of her…

Auto Racing – 1984 – Indianapolis 500 – Rick Mears Winner – Final 30 Laps

DOG ASIDE:  This 10 minute clip of the 1975 Indianapolis 500 features the last laps of Rick Mears while taking the checkered flag…..as most of his close competitors for the day seemed to all drop out of the race for various reasons….but for auto racing fans….it is certainly racking history and well worth the watch.…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Special – Countdown To 500 – Indy 500 – Rick Mears Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:    This auto racing video showcasing the entire 1979 Indy 500 race is an “unpolished treasure” in our ImaSportphile video library….as the 63rd 500 Mile International Sweepstakes….or Indy 500 as we call it….was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday May 27, 1979…..when 2nd year driver Rick Mears took the lead for the final time with 18 laps…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Time Trials – The Last Hour – Larry Rice & Paul Hawkey

DOG COMMENTARY:    The last hour of qualifying for the Indy 500 each year is a pressure packed situation each and every year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway…..and Bump Day, Sunday, May 21 1978 was no different only moreso….as tje car of Jim Hurtubise drew controversy on this particular day….as the final day of time trials…

Auto Racing – 1987 Indy 500 – Mario Andretti & Al Unser & Danny Sullivan

DOG COMMENTARY: The 71st Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday May 24, 1987. After dominating practice, qualifying, and most of the race….leader Mario Andretti slowed with mechanical problems with only 23 laps to go….then 5 laps later….Al Unser, Sr. assumed the lead….and winning his record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500…

Boxing – WBA Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Marvin Johnson VS Leslie Stewart

DOG ASIDE: Marvin Johnson is an American former boxer….who was a 3-time light-heavyweight champion of the world. As an amateur, Johnson fought in the 1972 Olympics in Munich….winning a bronze medal….and made his way up the professional ranks in the light heavyweight division soon thereafter. Early in his career, Johnson lost to Matthew Saad Muhammad and Lottie…

Special – 1979 – Stan Barrett’s Land Speed Record Attempt – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: In an effort led by Hal Needham….another Hollywood stuntman like Stan Barrett…..and sponsored by Budweiser….the Budweiser Rocket was built with the intention of being the first land vehicle to break the sound barrier. The 3-wheeler was powered by a hybrid liquid and solid-fuel rocket engine. The solid fuel booster engine essentially came from…