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 – 1986 – Special – Dan Hansen Presents Highlights Of Indy 500 + Australian Gran Prix

In this video herewith…..NBC’s Dan Hansen provides highlights and commentary on two major auto racing events that took place in the year 1986…..the Indy 500 and the Australian Grand Prix….wherein the Indy 500 paid attention to the entire week of qualifying before the big race….the week long rain delay….as well as highlights of the race…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute In Pits Of Roberto Guerrero After Car Lost Its Nose Cone

Colombian race car driver Roberto Guerrero was in serious contention for the 1987 Indy 500…..and probably should have won the race…..of which he did finish 2nd….and only 4.5 seconds behind Al Unser Sr……who won the race for his history making 4th time…..as he tied A. J. Foyt for an Indy record that still stands today….for…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute InRace Interview Of Ron Hemelgarn Owner Arie Luyendyk Car

We have seen a sufficient amount of in-race interviews with race car owners….to understand that the owners of these “expensive racing machines” don’t really have time to “visit” during the race…..and knowing that they basically do these interviews because the network contract requires that so many in-race, in-the-pits interviews with car owners, crew chiefs and drivers…..and that is…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim McKay + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser + Jim Lampley PreRace Show

ABCs 1987 Indianapolis 500 broadcast crew of Jim McKay, Jim Lampley, Sam Posey and Bobby Unser provide a complete assessment of the drivers, crews, owners and events leading up to the race in this pre-race show as seen in this video herewith…..which includes interviews of key drivers like Mario Andretti, Danny Sullivan, A. J. Foyt,…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute In Race Interview With Driver Danny Sullivan In His Pits

Danny Sullivan is an American former race car driver…..who earned 17 wins in the CART Indy Car World Series….which included the 1985 Indianapolis 500…..while racing for Roger Penske Racing.  Sullivan also won the 1988 CART Championship…..while placing 3rd in points in 1986…..plus he also scored a victory in IROC. Jack Arute III is a former sportscaster for the NFL, college sports for Sirius XM…