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 – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig In The Garage Of Car # 87 With Driver Steve Chassey

Steve Chassey is a former driver in the CART Championship Car series…..where he raced in 9 seasons from 1981, 1983–1989,and 1992….with 44 career starts….which included the Indianapolis 500 in 1983, 198 (as seen in this video herewith) and 1988…..where he finished in the top ten 4 times….with his best finish in 5th position in 1981 at Watkins Glen International.  He raced his…

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…