Auto Racing – 1979 – Film – Special – Countdown To The Indy 500 – With Driver Rick Mears The Winner

We have some really rare videos to post here at ImaSportsphile….for it is our observation and opinion that back in the day when this video library was recorded…..our guess being from 1976 to 1991….that those guys manning the Betamax machines….recorded virtually anything and everything that was sports on the air at that time….as this video…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Highlights – Indy 500 – With Rick Mears 1st + Tom Sneva 2nd +Al Unser Sr 3rd

The Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday May 27, 1979…..when second-year driver Rick Mears took the lead for the final time with 18 laps to go….and won his first of four Indianapolis 500 races….plus, it was also Mears’ first of a record six Indy 500 pole positions…..while brothers Al and Bobby Unser combined to lead 174 of the…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Indy 500 Trials – Chris Economaki Interviews Bill Alsup On Car Disqualification

In this interview between ABC Sports roving reporter Chris Economaki and Penske car # 66 driver Bill Alsup at the 1979 Indy 500 Time Trials came about afterr Alsup had qualified for the big race….while becoming the 1st driver from the State of Vermont to ever qualify for the Indy 500…..only to be disqualified for the engine…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Indy 500 Special – Countdown To The 500 – Highlights Of Rick Mears 1st Indy Win

The 63rd 500 Mile International Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday May 27, 1979….when second-year driver Rick Mears took the lead for the final time with 18 laps to go….and won his first of four Indianapolis 500 races.  It was also Mears’ first of a record six Indy 500 pole positions….while brothers Al and Bobby Unser combined to lead 174…