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…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Provide Commentary On The Middle Of Race

On the 130th lap, Tony Bettenhausen started suffering a handling problem exiting turn two….when down the backstretch, his right-front wheel lug nut may have come off the car….and the wheel began to loosen. In turn three, the wheel came off and began rolling though the north short chute….and that is when 2nd place Roberto Guerrero came up on the…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Host Jim McKay Provides Coverage Of First 120 Laps Of The Indy 500

On lap 6, the green flag came back out with Mario Andretti on the lead…..while driving at a blistering pace ….as it took only 7 laps for him to start lapping back markers….when on lap 25, Ludwig Heimrath, Jr. was running 7th…..and made his first pit stop…..but one of the wheels on his car was not properly…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig Interviews 2nd Place Finisher Roberto Guerrero

With 14 laps to go in the 1987 Indy 500…..driver Roberto Guerrero had a one and a half lap lead over 2nd position driver and eventual winner Al Unser Sr…..which was virtually an insurmountable lead even if he made a pit stop for enough fuel to finish the race…..and then came what we at ImaSportsphile…