L E’s Stories – “Super Tex Of Auto Racing” – The Story Of A. J. Foyt Jr.

A. J. Foyt, Jr. is a legendary American retired auto racing driver…..who raced in numerous genres of motor sports…..with his open wheel racing which included United States Automobile Club Champ cars, sprint cars and midget cars….plus, he raced stock cars in NASCAR and USAC….while winning more than his fair share of major sports car racing events…..as he holds the USAC career wins record with 159 victories….as well as the American championship…

L E’s Stories – “The King And Petty Blue” – Tribute To Richard Petty – The Man Who Set The Gold Standard In Stock Car Racing

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

L E’s Stories – When The Student Is Ready….The Teacher Appears – A Sportsphile’s Student Becomes A Master

Before I start today’s story…..I want to remind all of my readers / viewers that in all of my posts in L E’s Stories, I will feature videos that “especially tickle my fancy” throughout the post….as some of them will coincide with a particular part of the story I am telling….and some will be completely random….but they…

L E’s Stories – Sports: America’s Therapy Couch Or Legal Narcotic? – Featuring 15 Hand Picked Videos Of Golf * NFL * NBA * Ali * Olympics Et Al

One of Bone Daddy’s favorite sayings is “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass….it’s about              learning to dance in the rain…..cuz there is absolutely nothing to fear about tomorrow …for God is already there.”…..so, I’m not going to worry about this post….even though it is the only…

L E’s Stories – Jim McKay:  A Career of Expressed Eloquence and Elegance

Today I am going to give you a very special gift….in a very special way……cuz I get to do something that I know will bring a smile to BD’s face…..and that makes me happy.  On many occasions, I have heard BD express his opinion of who he thinks were the best sports media (be it…

Music – 1986 – David Hasslehoff + 74th US Army Band – Star Spangled Banner – Start Of The Indy 500

David Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, producer and businessman….who set a Guinness World Record as the most watched man on TV…..as he first gained recognition on the soap opera The Young and The Restless….while playing Dr. Snapper Foster…..when his career continued with his leading role as Michael Knight on the tv series Knight Rider…..and as L.A. County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the series Baywatch…..as he also…

Music – 1986 – Playing Of TAPS – Start Of Indy 500 Race In Salute To Those Who Died – With Jim McKay

“Taps“ is a bugle call played at dusk….during flag ceremonies….at military funerals by the United States Armed Forces….and at any event that salutes those that have passed…..which is played by a single bugle or trumpet. It is also performed often at Girl Guide, Girl Scout and Boy Scout meetings and camps. The tune is also sometimes known as “Butterfield‘s Lullaby“….or by the first line of…

Music – 1986 – Indianapolis Opera Star John Davies – Back Home In Indiana – At Start Of The Indy 500

“Back Home Again In Indiana” is a song composed by James F. Hanley with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald….which was published in January 1917….and although “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away” is the state song of Indiana….it is perhaps the best-known song that pays tribute to the Hoosier  state. Since 1946, “Back Home Again in Indiana” has been performed during pre-race ceremonies before the Indianapolis 500…..and…

Golf – 1984 – ABC Jim McKay Provides Highlights Of Year In Tennis + Bowling + Auto Racing + Golf

In this video seen herewith, ABC Wide World of Sports host Jim McKay provides highlights and commentary on the year 1984 in pro tennis, pro bowling, auto racing and golf….to include John McEnroe winning the US Open in Tennis….plus Mike Durbin winning his 3rd straight PBA Championship…..along with Richard Petty winning his final NASCAR race…..plus, the head’s…