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 – 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 – 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…

Auto Racing – 1961 To 1986 – Jim McKay Wide World Of Sports 25th Anniversary Auto Racing Special – When Is Going Faster Going Too Fast

This video seen herewith is MUST SEE TV for any and all auto racing fans…..as Jim McKay hosts ABC’s Wide World of Sports 25th Anniversary Show…..and he provides a look back at their coverage of auto racing events over the past 25 years from 1961 to 1986….when the always “elegant and eloquent”  sportscaster provides an array of…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Special Look At Japan + Brazil Live Broadcast Centers

The Indianapolis 500 is an international event…..wherein the 1987 Indy 500 alone had 8 out of 33 total drivers in the field were international….including drivers from Colombia, Holland, Mexico, Australia, Italy, Brazil and New Zealand….with auto racing fans from all over the world….as the wide range of international influence and fans is evidenced by the…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – A J Foyt Makes 30th Ceremonial Walk From Gasoline Alley To His Car

A. J. Foyt is an American race car driving legend….who was born and raised in Houston, TX…..which makes his a “home boy” here at ImaSportsphile….who is considered to be one of the best American pilots in history…..as he won the Indianapolis 500 on four occasions….and was the first to achieve that feat…. which was tied with Al Unser…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Provides Inside Look At Paul Newman + Carl Haas Racing

Newman/Haas Racing was an auto racing team that competed in the CART series and the IndyCar Series from 1983 to 2011….with a partnership that was formed between actor, automotive enthusiast and semi-professional race car driver Paul Newman and long-time auto racing impresario Carl Haas….whereas the duo were competitors in sports car racing during the 1970’s and early 1980’s….before they joined up with each other to enter…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Twin 125 Qualifiers From Daytona – With Ken Squiers + David Hobbs + Ned Jarrett

Qualifying for the Daytona 500 is unique in NASCAR….when only the two front row starters….the pole and “outside pole”….are determined by the standard knockout qualifying system…..whereas, for all other drivers it only determines their starting position in their duel with odd placed cars being entered into the first duel and even placed cars going in the…