Auto Racing – 1987 – CBSs Chris Economaki Sets The Stage For 1987 Running Of The Daytona 500

Chris Economaki (October 15, 1920 – September 28, 2012) was an American motor sports commentator, pit road reporter and journalist…..who was given the title “The Dean of American Motorsports Journalism.”……as Microsoft chose Economaki to author the auto racing history portion of its Encarta Encyclopedia.  At CBS Sports, he covered International Race of Champions (IROC) events, Daytona 500’s (as seen in this video herewith) and Formula…

Auto Racing – 1982 – Special – Bob Costas Salutes The King Of NASCAR – Richard Petty In Car #43

Richard Petty, nicknamed The King….is a former NASCAR driver….who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series….which is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series…..and was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times….as Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson are the only other drivers to accomplish this feat….while winning a record 200 races…

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 – 1970s – Jim McKay Highlights 1970s Auto Racing – Indy 500 + Daytona + Drag + NASCAR Racing

The always “elegant and eloquent” Jim McKay provides a special highlights piece on the sport of auto racing during the decade of the 1970’s….with highlights of A. J. Foyt winning his 4th Indy 500…..along with Janet Guthrie being the 1st female driver at the Indy 500….plus, brothers Al and Bobby Unser winning 5 Indy 500’s in the…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Twin 125 Qualifiers At Daytona Speedway – With Ken Squires + Chris Economaki

The Twin 125 Qualifiers are a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series preliminary event to the Daytona 500 held annually in February at Daytona International Speedway….which consists of two 150-mile (240 km) races….where both serve as a qualifying race for the Daytona 500. The finishing order in the two 150-mile (240 km) races….held on the Thursday before the Daytona 500….determine the starting lineup for the…

Auto Racing – 1987 – 2nd Twin 125 Qualifiers Highlights – With Chris Economaki + Ken Squiers

The Twin 125 Qualifiers is a preliminary event to the Daytona 500….which is held annually in February at Daytona International Speedway….and consists of two 150-mile (240 km) races…..as they both serve as a qualifying race for the Daytona 500.  The finishing order in the two 150-mile (240 km) races, held on the Thursday before the Daytona 500….simply determines the starting lineup for…