Auto Racing – 1987 – Twin 125 Qualifiers From Daytona – With Ken Squiers + David Hobbs + Ned Jarrett

Qualifying for the Daytona 500 is unique in NASCAR….when only the two front row starters….the pole and “outside pole”….are determined by the standard knockout qualifying system…..whereas, for all other drivers it only determines their starting position in their duel with odd placed cars being entered into the first duel and even placed cars going in the…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Driver Rick Mears After Engine Failure

Rapid Rick Mears is one of our favorite Indy Car driver…..cuz we like to call him Pole Sitter Rick…..as he seemed to own the pole position at the Indy 500…..where he sat on the pole a record 6 times in his 12 starts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  In the 1987 Indy 500….Rapid Rick along with fellow Roger…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay + Jack Arute PreRace Interview Poll Sitter Mario Andretti

We are so fortunate here at ImaSportsphile to have so much video content with ABC broadcast legend Jim McKay behind the mike…..for this was a sportscaster of “elegance and eloquence”…..in everything he called….and when you add Super Mario being interview by ABC’s Jack Arute…..and you have a video well worth the price of admission….so, enjoy this interview…

Special – 1979 – Project S O S – The Speed Of Sound – Stan Barrett World Land Speed Record In The Budweiser Rocket

Stan Barrett is a Hollywood stuntman, stunt coordinator, actor and former stock car racing driver….whose biggest achievement was outside the movie world….when on December 17, 1979, he attempted to break the land speed record….and the sound barrier in the Budweiser Rocket rocket-powered three-wheel vehicle. His calculated speed was 739.666 miles per hour (Mach 1.01)….which would have made Barrett the first man to break the sound barrier in a…

Auto Racing – 1987 – NBC Sports Highlights – The 1987 Indy 500 In Review – With Bill Macatee

In this video herewith…..NBC’s Bill Macatee reviews the 1987 Indy 500….with highlights of driver Al Unser Sr.’s surprise historic 4th win of the Indy 500….after driver Roberto Guerrero had what we here at ImaSportsphile have dubbed The Pit Stop From Hell….cuz the driver from Colombia had the race in the bag when he pulled into the…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special – Story Of # 87 Steve Chassey As Told By 8 Yr Old Son Blaine

ABC Sports was the first to develop “personal profile” stories of participants and venues in the universe of sports….and quite frankly, we at ImaSportsphile consider ABC Sports to be the best producer of such shorts….which we are overjoyed to have so many “personal profile” stories….that we started a category in our immense video library for ABC Profiles….cuz they are…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Driver Rick Mears – Winner Of 1979 Indy 500

Rick Mears, also known by the nickname “Rocket Rick”…..is a retired American race car driver….who is one of only three men to win the Indianapolis 500 four times in 1979, 1984, 1988 and 1991….and is the current record-holder for pole positions the Indy 500 race with six in 1979, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991….plus, Mears is also a three-time Indycar series/World Series…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay + Sam Posey Envision How Mario Andretti Will Celebrate Win

In American popular culture….Mario Andretti’s name became synonymous with speed….as with Barney Oldfield in the early twentieth century….and Stirling Moss in the United Kingdom….whereby, Super Mario  had a long career in racing…..after becoming the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades in 1967, 1978 and 1984.  He was also one of only three drivers to…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens PreRace Interview With Last Year Winner Bobby Rahal

ABC Sports 1987 Indy 500 race coverage included Jerry Gappens as a roving reporter around the track…. who conducted many interviews with meaningful participants in and around the great race…..as seen in this video herewith….where Gappens interviews the 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal…..for you can readily see by this interview that Jerry Gappens knew…