Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Start To Finish – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser

The 71st Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday May 24, 1987….when after dominating practice….qualifying….and most of the race, the leader Mario Andretti slowed with mechanical problems with only 23 laps to go…..which was followed by Roberto Guerrero the new leader….while being a lap and a half up entered the pits for The Pit Stop From…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley Explore The Challenge Of Qualifying For Indy

Qualifying determines which drivers will compete in the Indianapolis 500.  It also determines their starting position on the grid…..as qualifications is also known as time trials….when a race car driver must run four laps around the 2.5-mile oval for a total of 10 miles to complete a qualifying run….as a driver qualifies alone on the track with no other…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Pit Stops Of Leaders Rick Mears + Bobby Rahal At 65 Laps

In this video seen herewith…..the two leading drivers at the 68 lap part of the race….Rick Mears and Bobby Rahal….continue to lead the 1986 Indy 500 until there are just two laps to go……when then leader Rick Mears decides to pit in advance of the other cars to get enough fuel to finish the race….and…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Race Leader Rick Mears Loses The Race To The Fickled Finger Of Fate

In sports, as in all aspects of life, the infamous “fickled finger of fate” has its moments of significant impact on the outcome of each event where the finger is applied…..as evidenced by this video of then leader of race Rick Mears going to the pits ahead of the rest of the field…..when just as…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Film – Special – Countdown To The Indy 500 – With Driver Rick Mears The Winner

We have some really rare videos to post here at ImaSportsphile….for it is our observation and opinion that back in the day when this video library was recorded…..our guess being from 1976 to 1991….that those guys manning the Betamax machines….recorded virtually anything and everything that was sports on the air at that time….as this video…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Highlights – Indy 500 – With Rick Mears 1st + Tom Sneva 2nd +Al Unser Sr 3rd

The Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday May 27, 1979…..when second-year driver Rick Mears took the lead for the final time with 18 laps to go….and won his first of four Indianapolis 500 races….plus, it was also Mears’ first of a record six Indy 500 pole positions…..while brothers Al and Bobby Unser combined to lead 174 of the…

Auto Racing – 1978 – Highlights – Indy 500 Time Trials – A J Foyt Waving Off His Start Controversy

Rain late in the day hampered the qualifying attempts at the 1978 Indy 500…..as the trip through the original qualifying line exhausted at 5 p.m…..and although Tom Sneva officially secured the pole position ….several drivers including Bobby Unser, A. J. Foyt and Pancho Carter, were unable to qualify during the pole round. At 5 p.m., the “third day” of…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – PreRace With Danny Sullivan + Mario Andretti + A J Foyt + Al Unser

As ABC’s Jim McKay hosts this pre-race show for the 1986 Indy 500….as seen in this video herewith….he highlights Danny Sullivan’s “Spin and Win” at the 1985 Indy 500…..then Larry Nuber interviews Sullivan in the garage area….followed by a McKay piece about the hotels close to the Indianapolis Speedway…..then comes an interview in the garage area of…

Auto Racing – 1985 – Highlights Strohs 300 + European Grand Prix – With Chris Berman + Gayle Gardner

The IndyCar Monterey Grand Prix or known as “Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey“ due to sponsorship reason….is an IndyCar Series race held at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California. The event dates back to 1960…. and became an American open wheel race beginning in 1983…..as the race was part of the CART/Champ Car series from 1983 through 2004…..plus, the race went by many different names…