Auto Racing – 1987 – CBSs Chris Economaki Sets The Stage For 1987 Running Of The Daytona 500

Chris Economaki (October 15, 1920 – September 28, 2012) was an American motor sports commentator, pit road reporter and journalist…..who was given the title “The Dean of American Motorsports Journalism.”……as Microsoft chose Economaki to author the auto racing history portion of its Encarta Encyclopedia.  At CBS Sports, he covered International Race of Champions (IROC) events, Daytona 500’s (as seen in this video herewith) and Formula…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special – Renowned Artist LeRoy Neiman – Painting In The Pits

LeRoy Neiman was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians and sporting events…..as he produced about six different serigraph subjects a year….which generally were priced from $3,000 to $6,000 each…..with gross annual sales of new serigraphs alone topped $10 million….whereas originals can sell for up to $500,000 for works such as Stretch Stampede….which is a mammoth…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute In Race Interview With Driver Danny Sullivan In His Pits

Danny Sullivan is an American former race car driver…..who earned 17 wins in the CART Indy Car World Series….which included the 1985 Indianapolis 500…..while racing for Roger Penske Racing.  Sullivan also won the 1988 CART Championship…..while placing 3rd in points in 1986…..plus he also scored a victory in IROC. Jack Arute III is a former sportscaster for the NFL, college sports for Sirius XM…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Al Trautwig Shows How Indy 500 Is Not A Day Long Event – Its A Month Long Event

This 1986 Indy 500 special piece by ABC’s Al Trautwig…..where he illuminates how the Indy 500 is not a one day event…..but rather a one month event…..as he details and highlights everything leading up to the actual race…..while starting 23 days before the race…..which makes for a really intriguing view into all things Indy 500. …

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig PostRace Interview With 3rd Place Finisher Rick Mears

Al Trautwig was a roving reporter for ABC Sports at the 1986 Indy 500…..where he interviewed 3rd place finisher Rick Mears at the end of the race…..as seen in this video herewith…..which is something that he did as a pit reporter alongside Host Jim McKay for ABC Sports’ coverage of the 1987 Indianapolis 500….as evidenced…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey On The Driving Personality Of Danny Sullivan

We are often surprised by the subject matter seen on our “short clips” with video that are around one minute or less long….as evidenced by this video seen herewith…..where ABC’s 1986 Indy 500 broadcast crew of Jim Lampley and Sam Posey delve into the subject of driver Danny Sullivan’s personality…..which a very interesting perspective of his “mental…

Auto Racing – 1982 – Special – Bob Costas Salutes The King Of NASCAR – Richard Petty In Car #43

Richard Petty, nicknamed The King….is a former NASCAR driver….who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series….which is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series…..and was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times….as Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson are the only other drivers to accomplish this feat….while winning a record 200 races…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Provides Special Look Into Mario + Michael Andretti Racing

In this video herewith….ABC’s Jim McKay provides a showcase of how father Mario and son Michael Andretti were in the midst of changing Indy Car Racing in the mid- 1980’s.  Mario Andretti is an Italian-born American former racing driver….who was one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport…..as he is one of only two drivers to have won…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Interview With Pole Sitter Rick Mears Of Penske Racing

In this video seen herewith….ABC’s 1986 Indy 500 broadcast team of Jim McKay, Jim Lampley and Sam Posey discuss the upcoming race….providing analysis of all that was about to unfold at The Great American Race that day….with so many stories of so many drivers….there was A. J. Foyt with four Indy 500 championships to his credit….an Al…