Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig PostRace Interview With 3rd Place Finisher Rick Mears

Al Trautwig was a roving reporter for ABC Sports at the 1986 Indy 500…..where he interviewed 3rd place finisher Rick Mears at the end of the race…..as seen in this video herewith…..which is something that he did as a pit reporter alongside Host Jim McKay for ABC Sports’ coverage of the 1987 Indianapolis 500….as evidenced…

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 – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Provides Special Look Into Mario + Michael Andretti Racing

In this video herewith….ABC’s Jim McKay provides a showcase of how father Mario and son Michael Andretti were in the midst of changing Indy Car Racing in the mid- 1980’s.  Mario Andretti is an Italian-born American former racing driver….who was one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport…..as he is one of only two drivers to have won…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Interview With Pole Sitter Rick Mears Of Penske Racing

In this video seen herewith….ABC’s 1986 Indy 500 broadcast team of Jim McKay, Jim Lampley and Sam Posey discuss the upcoming race….providing analysis of all that was about to unfold at The Great American Race that day….with so many stories of so many drivers….there was A. J. Foyt with four Indy 500 championships to his credit….an Al…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Larry Nuber PreRace Interview With Driver Al Unser Sr

Larry Nuber (November 29, 1948 – June 8, 2000) was an auto racing announcer….who was best known for his work on ESPN broadcasts of NASCAR and CART races in the 1980’s…..when after joining the new ESPN network in 1979 for their first motor sports telecast….as Larry Nuber and Bob Jenkins called the race, a USAC event in Salem, IN.  In 1984, Nuber helped start SpeedWeek on ESPN….which was a weekly auto racing news…

Auto Racing 1986 Indy 500 Larry Nuber Interview With Runner Up Kevin Cogan

Kevin Cogan is a former race car driver who drove in Formula One in 1980 and 1981…..while driving a RAM Williams in the 1980 Canadian Grand Prix….and driving for Tyrrell at the 1981 US GP West…..when he moved to Indy cars in 1982…..where in 1986 at the Indy 500….Kevin Cogan came in 2nd…..but his career was cut short by a series of accidents. For the 1986 Indy 500, Kevin Cogan…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Driver Kevin Cogan Talks About What Its Like Having 90K Fans Boo You

Every now and then we here at ImaSportsphile get a video that really makes us think….I mean, can you imagine what it would be like to be booed by every person in a crowd of 90,000 excited fans….well, I had never thought about that before seeing this video….but, now that I have….I sorta began to…

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 – 1979 – Indy 500 Trials – Chris Economaki Interviews Bill Alsup On Car Disqualification

In this interview between ABC Sports roving reporter Chris Economaki and Penske car # 66 driver Bill Alsup at the 1979 Indy 500 Time Trials came about afterr Alsup had qualified for the big race….while becoming the 1st driver from the State of Vermont to ever qualify for the Indy 500…..only to be disqualified for the engine…