Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – NBCs Al Trautwig PreRace Interview With Driver Michael Andretti

Michael Andretti is an American former auto racing driver and current team owner….who is statistically one of the most successful drivers in the history of American open-wheel car racing…..after winning the  1991 CART PPG Indy Car World Series….and amassed 42 race victories….which is the most in the CART era and fourth-most all time.   Since his retirement from active…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 PreRace Special With Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Jack Arute

The 70th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Saturday, May 31, 1986…..after being rained out on May 25–26, the race was rescheduled for the following weekend. The race was sanctioned by USAC….and was included as part of the 1986 CART PPG Indy Car World Series…..when for the first time ever, ABC Sports televised the race live “flag-to-flag” on network television in the…

Auto Racing – 1986 – NBCs Dale Hansen Provides Highlights Of The 1986 Auto Racing Season

In this video, NBC Sports Dale Hansen hosts the network’s 1986 year in sports in review program….which provides a look at the 1986 indy 500 race that was finally run after a week long rain delay…..when driver Bobby Rahal snatched a victory in the race in a dramatic fashion on a restart with two laps…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Host Jim McKay Provides The Wrap Up To A Great Day Of Racing

ABC’s 1986 Indy 500 host Jim McKay provides his typically exceptional assessment of the day’s racing….as he provides the final race wrap up…..as he captures all the excitement and joy by Bobby Rahal’s race team at Truesports Racing…..owned by car owner Jim Trueman….for this day at Indy provided one of the most unexpected victory for…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig In Race Interview With # 87 Steve Chassey Wife Gena

Driver of car # 87, Steve Chassey, started on row 11 in the 32nd pole position at the 1987 Indy 500…..as he continued to move up in the field into the 20th position in the race…..at the time of the interview by ABC’s Al Trautwig with his wife Gena during the race.  Chassey’s story is…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Winners Circle With Bobby Rahal & Owner Jim Trueman – A Happy Time

The winner’s circle at the 1986 Indy 500 was truly a joyful place…..as Bobby Rahal pulled out a win by jumping to the lead over Kevin Cogan on a restart after the yellow flag came out with just 2 laps to go…..as Cogan had a commanding lead with only two times around the track to…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig In Race Interview With Ski Racers Phil + Steve Mahre

In this video herewith…..ABC’s roving reporter Al Trrautwig at the 1987 Indy 500, interviews former USA Olympic alpine ski racing champion brothers, Phil and Steve Mahre….who had gotten into auto racing after their skiing careers were over. Phil Mahre is a former World Cup alpine ski racer…..who is widely regarded as one of the greatest  American skiers of all…

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…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Laps 148 Thru The End – With Bobby Rahal + Kevin Cogan + Rick Mears

With 14 laps to go in the 1986 Indy 500….Rick Mears led Bobby Rahal and Kevin Cogan…..with Michael Andretti was still clinging on to the tail-end of the lead lap in 4th place…,and just ahead of Mears….when as the leaders approached traffic…..Rahal looked to pass Mears for the lead…..and down the backstretch, Rahal took the lead and headed towards turn 3…..as…