Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Arch Bishop Edward T Omeara Provides The PreRace Invocation

Edward T O’Meara (August 3, 1921 – January 10, 1992) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church….who served as Archbishop of Indianapolis from 1980 until his death in 1992. The son of Irish immigrants, Edward O’Meara was born in St. Louis, Missouri….and attended Kenrick Seminary before being ordained a priest by Archbishop Joseph Ritter on December 21, 1946…..who then furthered his studies in Rome….where he earned a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum in 1952….and thn on…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig Interviews 2nd Place Finisher Roberto Guerrero

With 14 laps to go in the 1987 Indy 500…..driver Roberto Guerrero had a one and a half lap lead over 2nd position driver and eventual winner Al Unser Sr…..which was virtually an insurmountable lead even if he made a pit stop for enough fuel to finish the race…..and then came what we at ImaSportsphile…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig In Pits With Tony Bettenhausen Crew On Intercom Issues

Tony Bettenhausen Jr. (October 30, 1951 – February 14, 2000) was a Champ Car team owner and driver…. who died in a 2000 plane crash…..and was the son of former 14-time Indianapolis 500 competitor Tony Bettenhausen….as well as the brother of 21-time Indy racer Gary Bettenhausen. The family holds the dubious distinction of the most combined starts in the famous race without…

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 Interviews Al Unser Sr In The Winners Circle After Race

Al Unser Sr. didn’t have a sponsor or a car just over a week before the historic 1987 Indy 500….whereas fate would have it….when Danny Ongais, driver for Roger Penske Racing would crash into the wall during practice runs less than a week before the start of the race…..which would cause Penske to sign Al…

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 – Indy 500 – ABC Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser With The Last 50 Laps

The last 50 laps of the 1987 Indianapolis 500 race was not only very exciting…..but it turned out to be a very historic race…..when Al Unser Sr. would win his 4th Indy 500 to tie A J Foyt  as the only drivers to ever win the great race 4 times…..whereas Rick Mears would win his 3rd…

Auto Racing – 1988 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute PreRace Interviews With Danny Sullivan + Al Unser Sr

Becky Dixon is an American television broadcaster…..who is best known as the co-host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports, alongside Frank Gifford, from 1987 to 1988…..as well as being a sportscaster for ABC’s coverage of the 1988 Indy 500….as seen in this video herewith.   Jack Arute is a former sportscaster for the NFL and college sports for Sirius XM Radio….who…

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…