Special – 1984 – The Elegance + Eloquence Of ABCs Jim McKay With Highlights Of 1984 In Sports

Anyone who has read many of our posts have probably come across one that expounds about our opinion of ABC’s legendary sportscaster Jim McKay….there wasn’t a sport on the face of the Earth that he couldn’t cover….with knowledge of the sport….and an incredible feel for the game…..which he could capture and comment on with an…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Michigan 125 – Highlights Al Unser Sr Coasts To Pits As Gordon Johncock Leads

In 1972, Roger Penske purchased the speedway for an estimated $2 million….when during Penske’s ownership the track was upgraded several times from the original capacity to 125,000 seating capacity. and from 1996 to 2000….the track was referred to as Michigan Speedway. This was to keep consistency with other tracks owned by Roger Penske’s Motorsports International before its merger with International Speedway…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – The Race Laps 1 Thru 40 – With Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Jim McKay

After charging from the 30th starting position, Mario Andretti’s day was short-lived….when on the 15th lap he brought out the yellow when he stalled in turn three with an ignition problem…..as Andretti set the early pace by leading the first 42 laps…..when Mario later returned to the track his car lasted only four additional laps….and he placed 32nd.…

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 – ABC Jim McKay Commentary On The Passing Of The Torch At Indianapolis

In this one minute video…..ABC’s legendary sportscaster Jim McKay provides commentary on the “passing of the guard” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 1986 Indy 500…..as none of the “old guard” with the likes of A. J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr., Gordon Johncock, Tom Sneva, Bobby Unser et al had absolutely no impact on the 1986…

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 PreRace Special With Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Jack Arute

The 70th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Saturday, May 31, 1986…..after being rained out on May 25–26, the race was rescheduled for the following weekend. The race was sanctioned by USAC….and was included as part of the 1986 CART PPG Indy Car World Series…..when for the first time ever, ABC Sports televised the race live “flag-to-flag” on network television in the…

Auto Racing – 1986 – NBCs Dale Hansen Provides Highlights Of The 1986 Auto Racing Season

In this video, NBC Sports Dale Hansen hosts the network’s 1986 year in sports in review program….which provides a look at the 1986 indy 500 race that was finally run after a week long rain delay…..when driver Bobby Rahal snatched a victory in the race in a dramatic fashion on a restart with two laps…

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…