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…

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…