Auto Racing – 1978 – Indy 500 Time Trials – The Last Hour – Al Loquasto + Larry Rice And Paul Hawkey

In the final hour of the 1978 Indy 500 Time Trials….there was one spot left in the field when Bob Harkey was preparing to make his attempt….as Jim Hurtubise….who had once again entered his now-infamous Mallard/Offy front-engined car….had been denied the permission to qualify, due to lack of speed….when USAC had decided to set a 180 mph minimum speed…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Seven Days Late – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Thru 41 Laps

The 1986 Indy 500 finally got started 7 days late on Saturday, May 31st after rain delayed the race on Saturday, May 25th and again on Monday, May 27th….so, the race was officially cancelled when the race officials said to come back on the 12th….which was the 1st time in Indianapolis 500 history that this…