Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig PreRace Interview With Driver Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti had a long career in racing….as he is the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades….when he won in 1967, 1978 and 1984…..furthermore, he was also one of only three drivers to have won major races on road courses, paved ovals, and dirt tracks in one season…. which is a…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – NBCs Al Trautwig PreRace Interview With Driver Michael Andretti

Michael Andretti is an American former auto racing driver and current team owner….who is statistically one of the most successful drivers in the history of American open-wheel car racing…..after winning the  1991 CART PPG Indy Car World Series….and amassed 42 race victories….which is the most in the CART era and fourth-most all time.   Since his retirement from active…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Host Jim McKay Provides The Wrap Up To A Great Day Of Racing

ABC’s 1986 Indy 500 host Jim McKay provides his typically exceptional assessment of the day’s racing….as he provides the final race wrap up…..as he captures all the excitement and joy by Bobby Rahal’s race team at Truesports Racing…..owned by car owner Jim Trueman….for this day at Indy provided one of the most unexpected victory for…

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 – 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 – 1986 – Indy 500 – Seven Days Late – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Thru 41 Laps

The 1986 Indy 500 finally got started 7 days late on Saturday, May 31st after rain delayed the race on Saturday, May 25th and again on Monday, May 27th….so, the race was officially cancelled when the race officials said to come back on the 12th….which was the 1st time in Indianapolis 500 history that this…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Laps 148 Thru The End – With Bobby Rahal + Kevin Cogan + Rick Mears

With 14 laps to go in the 1986 Indy 500….Rick Mears led Bobby Rahal and Kevin Cogan…..with Michael Andretti was still clinging on to the tail-end of the lead lap in 4th place…,and just ahead of Mears….when as the leaders approached traffic…..Rahal looked to pass Mears for the lead…..and down the backstretch, Rahal took the lead and headed towards turn 3…..as…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Driver Rich Vogler Crashes Into Wall On Turn 3 To End Day Of Racing

Rich Vogler (July 26, 1950 – July 21, 1990) was a champion sprint car and midget car driver….who was nicknamed “Rapid Rich”….as he competed in the Indianapolis 500 five times…..with his best finish being eighth in 1989.  Vogler was the National Alliance of Midget Auto Racing (NAMAR) midget champion in 1973….who won the midget car track championships at the Indianapolis Speedrome in 1984 and…

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…