Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – The End Of The Day For Driver Johnny Parsons – With Jim Lampley

Johnny Parsons is an American race car driver…..who started twelve Indianapolis 500 races…..with his last Indy 500 start being in the 1996 race…..with his best finish was fifth in 1977 and 1985…..plus, Parsons won 29 midget car features…..which included major wins at the 4-Crown Nationals midget car feature twice….the 1979 Hut Hundred…..and the 1986 Copper World Classic midget feature.  He has won two Silver Crown and five sprint car features.  In this video…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Profiles Driver Danny Sullivan After His 1985 Indy 500 WIn

As usual when it comes to a video with Jim McKay behind the mike…..the legendary sportscaster has a wonderful way in which he “shines a light” on the subject, person or event, that he is covering…..and this video herewith is no exception…..as he puts the McKay touch on the subject of driver Danny Sullivan’s life…..and how it…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Leader Rick Mears Very Fast 14 Second Pit Stop At 126 Laps

We are big auto racing fans here at ImaSportsphile….therefore we have seen more than our share of pit stops….with drivers missing their pit….even sliding into their pits backwards…..or still having the fuel hose still in the car when the driver starts to pull out of the pits….plus engines stalling while exiting the pits….but rarely do…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim McKay Recaps The Race At Lap 104 Out Of 200

If you have read any of our stories and commentaries here at ImaSportsphile….then you probably know already how much we like EVERYTHING that sportscaster Jim McKay did behind the mike….for he was nothing but pure “elegance and eloquence”…..as he had a way of making every call just a little more magical because….especially to a true Sportsphile…..cuz…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig With Hard Luck Drive Mario Andretti After Engine Failure

It has been said that no other driver in the history of the Indianapolis 500 has ever had as much “hard luck” as legendary race car driver Mario Andretti…..as the 1987 Indy 500 provides evidence of this opinion….for Andretti led the majority of the race…..and with less than 30 laps to go….while holding a sizable lead over…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Driver Tom Sneva Hits The Wall And Ends His Day Of Racing At Indy

Tom Sneva is a retired American race car driver….who was the winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1983….. while primarily racing in Indy cars throughout his career….whereas Sneva’s win at Indianapolis followed several runner-up finishes…..and his fair share of notable crashes….as seen in this video herewith.  Sneva was nicknamed “The Gas Man”…..who was an outstanding qualifier…..while winning the pole position at Indy…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Start To Finish – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser

The 71st Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday May 24, 1987….when after dominating practice….qualifying….and most of the race, the leader Mario Andretti slowed with mechanical problems with only 23 laps to go…..which was followed by Roberto Guerrero the new leader….while being a lap and a half up entered the pits for The Pit Stop From…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley Explore The Challenge Of Qualifying For Indy

Qualifying determines which drivers will compete in the Indianapolis 500.  It also determines their starting position on the grid…..as qualifications is also known as time trials….when a race car driver must run four laps around the 2.5-mile oval for a total of 10 miles to complete a qualifying run….as a driver qualifies alone on the track with no other…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Pit Stops Of Leaders Rick Mears + Bobby Rahal At 65 Laps

In this video seen herewith…..the two leading drivers at the 68 lap part of the race….Rick Mears and Bobby Rahal….continue to lead the 1986 Indy 500 until there are just two laps to go……when then leader Rick Mears decides to pit in advance of the other cars to get enough fuel to finish the race….and…