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 – 1986 – Indy 500 – The End Of The Day For Driver A J Foyt + Interview With Jack Arute

Growing up in the State of Texas is like being branded XXL for the rest of your life….cuz everything is bigger in Texas…..and anyone from the other 49 US States knows this…..which means that even our heroes are bigger….for that is just a simple fact….I mean, just to name a few….Ben Hogan (golf)….Shaquille O’Neal (basketball)….Babe…

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…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Profiles Driver Danny Sullivan After His 1985 Indy 500 WIn

As usual when it comes to a video with Jim McKay behind the mike…..the legendary sportscaster has a wonderful way in which he “shines a light” on the subject, person or event, that he is covering…..and this video herewith is no exception…..as he puts the McKay touch on the subject of driver Danny Sullivan’s life…..and how it…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig With Hard Luck Drive Mario Andretti After Engine Failure

It has been said that no other driver in the history of the Indianapolis 500 has ever had as much “hard luck” as legendary race car driver Mario Andretti…..as the 1987 Indy 500 provides evidence of this opinion….for Andretti led the majority of the race…..and with less than 30 laps to go….while holding a sizable lead over…

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 – ABCs Larry Nuber PreRace Interview With Driver Danny Sullivan

Indy 500 driver Danny Sullivan was the reigning champion as he came into the 1986 race…..as evidenced by this video herewith….when ABC’s roving reporter Larry Nuber interviews the Champ in the garage area prior to the race.   Danny Sullivan is an American former racing driver….who earned 17 wins in the CART Indy Car World Series….which included the 1985 Indianapolis…