Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABC Jim Lampley Covers The Indy 500 Field Starting Row By Row

ABC’s Jim Lampley provides a rundown of the 1987 Indy 500 field of drivers….row by row….with commentary on each driver from the inside pole position of Row 1 with Mario Andretti….thru the entire Indy 500 field….to the outside position of Row 11 with Emerson Fittipaldi…..which sets the stage for what would turn out to be…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Twin 125 Qualifier – Chris Economacki Interviews Ken Schrader + Bill Elliott

This video seen herewith is the only time we at ImaSportsphile have ever seen a professional auto race that ended in a photo-finish….as Ken Schrader won the 1987 Twin 125 Qualifier 1st race by “the hair of his chinny chin chin” over Bill Elliott…..who was the eventual pole setter at the 1987 Daytona 500…..as CBS Sports…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser Provide PreRace Analysis

ABC Sports broadcast team for the 1987 Indy 500 included Jim Lampley, Sam Posey and Bobby Unser….. with Jim McKay in the studio as always…..as seen in this video herewith…..where Lampley, Posey and Unser analyse the race from every angle prior to the start of the race.

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – The Day Ends For Roger Penske Driver Danny Sullivan Highlights

Roger Penske Racing had three cars entered in the 1987 Indy 500….with drivers Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan and Danny Ongais, who wrecked in practice while receiving a concussion that knocked him our of the race….only to be replaced by Al Unser Sr in a back up car that had been in “dry storage” in a public…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special Feature – Race Leader Roberto Guerrero And The Pit Stop From Hell

This 5 minute video embodies the famous Jim McKay sports line of “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” description of sports all in less than 5 minutes…..as 1987 Indy 500 driver Roberto Guerrero pits his car….while leading by more than a lap over Al Unser Sr…..when after an 11.2 second pit stop….his engine stalls…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Interview Katie Guerrero – Wife Of Driver Roberto Guerrero

Legendary ABC sportscaster Jim McKay provides an “in-race” interview with driver Roberto Guerrero’s wife Katie somewhere around the start of the 1987 Indy 500 race…..and had it not been for “the pit stop from Hell” that hubby Roberto experience with 20 laps to go in the race…..with Guerrero leading….when his engine stopped while coming out of the pit…..cuz…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens With Owner Carl Haas In the Pits For Mario Andretti

ABC’s roving reporter Jerry Gappens provides an “in the pits” interview with race car owner Carl Haas of driver Mario Andretti’s car…..which was the prohibitive favorite for the 1987 Indy 500…..who actually led most of the race until he experience engine failure with 20 laps to go…..which makes this interview with the head of Haas Racing…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Twin 125 Qualifiers – Special – Firey Crash Of Driver Phil Barkdoll In The #33

Phil Barkdoll is a former NASCAR owner/driver from Phoenix, Arizona…..who only ran at two tracks in his entire career….Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway….as he drove on a part-time basis on the NASCAR circuit from 1984 to 1997….while relying on small sponsors and free advertising to help pay for his racing….while also providing a ride for other drivers at other tracks.  Barkdoll began…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Historic Al Unser Sr Run To The Finish While Capturing His 4th Indy

In 1987, Roger Penske’s slate of drivers included Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan and Danny Ongais….as Al Unser Sr. was dropped from the team and entered the month of May without a ride….when during the first week of practice….Al Sr. spent much of the week shopping for a ride…..and a few offers were made by owners…..which Al Sr. refused….as he…