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…

Auto Racing – 1970s – Jim McKay Highlights 1970s Auto Racing – Indy 500 + Daytona + Drag + NASCAR Racing

The always “elegant and eloquent” Jim McKay provides a special highlights piece on the sport of auto racing during the decade of the 1970’s….with highlights of A. J. Foyt winning his 4th Indy 500…..along with Janet Guthrie being the 1st female driver at the Indy 500….plus, brothers Al and Bobby Unser winning 5 Indy 500’s in the…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Indy 500 Special – Countdown To The 500 – Highlights Of Rick Mears 1st Indy Win

The 63rd 500 Mile International Sweepstakes 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.  It was also Mears’ first of a record six Indy 500 pole positions….while brothers Al and Bobby Unser combined to lead 174…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Interviews Danny Sullivan After Race Day Ends Premature

Danny Sullivan is an American former race car driver…..who earned 17 wins in the CART Indy Car World Series….including the 1985 Indianapolis 500….plus Sullivan won the 1988 CART Championship….while placing 3rd in points in 1986….as Danny Sullivan also scored a victory in IROC. For 1984, Sullivan returned to North America, where he competed in the CART PPG Indy Car series…while first landing a…