Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Historic Al Unser Sr Run To The Finish While Capturing His 4th Indy

In 1987, Roger Penske’s slate of drivers included Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan and Danny Ongais….as Al Unser Sr. was dropped from the team and entered the month of May without a ride….when during the first week of practice….Al Sr. spent much of the week shopping for a ride…..and a few offers were made by owners…..which Al Sr. refused….as he…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – The Concessions & Souvenir Stands At Indy With Al Trautwig

Souvenirs and concessions are an integral part of dang near every professional sporting event in the United States…..and the Indy 500 is certainly no exception…..as ABC’s Al Trautwig so aptly covers at the 1987 Indy 500…..when he interviews one of the top souvenir stand owner during this major event…..and since we have such an awesome…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Twin 125 Qualifiers At Daytona Speedway – With Ken Squires + Chris Economaki

The Twin 125 Qualifiers are a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series preliminary event to the Daytona 500 held annually in February at Daytona International Speedway….which consists of two 150-mile (240 km) races….where both serve as a qualifying race for the Daytona 500. The finishing order in the two 150-mile (240 km) races….held on the Thursday before the Daytona 500….determine the starting lineup for the…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Interviews Mario Andretti After Car Failure At Mile 460

Racing legend Mario Andretti won the Indy 500 in 1969…..but other than that race….it was Andretti’s only win at the Indianapolis 500 in 29 attempts…..as Super Mario has had so many incidents and near victories at the Indy 500 that critics have dubbed the family’s performance after Mario’s 1969 Indianapolis 500 victory the “Andretti Curse”….which is evidenced by this interview at…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Owner Vince Granatelli Of Robt Guerrero Car

Throughout the television coverage of the 1987 Indy 500…..ABC utilized some really outstanding race reporters…..like Chris Economaki, Jack Arute and Jerry Gappens (seen in this video herewith)…..who spent a great deal of time interviewing key folks involved in the race….whether it was Indy drivers prior to the race, or after being removed from the race…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser Final Thoughts On The Race

Jim Lampley is an American sportscaster, news anchor, film producer and restaurant owner….who is best known as a blow-by-blow announcer on HBO World Championship Boxing for 30 years….plus, he has also covered a record 14 Olympic Games on U.S. television….with most recent being the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China. In 1974, Lampley was chosen along with Don Tollefson in what ABC called a talent hunt….as ABC executives thought that Lampley’s…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Profile Of Life And Career Of Driver A J Foyt + Dad Tony

A J Foyt is an American retired auto racing driver….who has raced in numerous genres of motorsports…..with his open wheel racing including the United States Automobile Club Champ cars, sprint cars and midget cars….plus, he raced stock cars in NASCAR and USAC….while having won several major sports car racing events….whereas he holds the USAC career wins record with 159 victories….along with the American championship racing career wins record with 67.    His father was an auto-mechanic…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Katie Guerrero In Pits Of Robert Guerrero

Roberto Guerrero is a Colombian-American former racing driver….who participated in 29 Formula One Grands Prix….while debuting on January 23, 1982…..and he came very close to winning the Indy 500 outright on two occasions….but bad luck always kept the victory out of his grasp….when in 1987, the “pit stop from Hell” kept him out of the victor’s circle….then again In 1992, he spun off on the pace…

Specials – 1978 – Indy 500 Time Trial Rain Delays + Replay Steve Cauthen On Affirmed Preakness Win

This 1978 episode of ABC’s Wide World of Sports focuses on the 1978 Indy 500 time trials with ABC’s Chris Economacki interviewing several drivers regarding the rain delay that has put back qualifying for the big race at least for the day…..as well as a Howard Cosell and Eddie Arcaro interview of jockey Steve Cauthen….who had…