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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special – The Story Of # 87 Steve Chassey As Told By His 8 Yr Old Son Blaine


Every now and then I get a video to post that is truly a “human interest story”….and this video about Steve Chassey…..the driver of car # 87 in the 1987 Indy 500…..as told by his 8 year old son, Blaine….is truly one of those special type videos…..for you can see the pride in that the boy has in his father….and the confidence that he can handle the job at hand.  

Steve Chassey (born February 27, 1945), is a former driver in the CART Championship Car series….where he raced in 9 seasons (1981, 1983–1989, and 1992)….with 44 career starts….including the Indianapolis 500 in 1983, 1987 (as seen in this video herewith) and 1988. Chassey finished in the top ten 4 times….with his best finish being a 5th place in 1981 at Watkins Glen International. He raced his last Indy 500 in 1988 for Gary Trout Motorsports finishing 24th.  

Chassey was also a regular competitor in the USAC Silver Crown Series championship….where he raced  from 1975 to 1992. He was runner-up in the 1980 season….and had two career wins….at the 1984 Hoosier Hundred and 1988 Tony Bettenhausen 100.  After retiring from driving….he worked for ESPN….while commentating on Thursday night “Thunder” USAC events.

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