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…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Twin 125 Qualifier – Chris Economacki Interviews Ken Schrader + Bill Elliott

This video seen herewith is the only time we at ImaSportsphile have ever seen a professional auto race that ended in a photo-finish….as Ken Schrader won the 1987 Twin 125 Qualifier 1st race by “the hair of his chinny chin chin” over Bill Elliott…..who was the eventual pole setter at the 1987 Daytona 500…..as CBS Sports…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser Provide PreRace Analysis

ABC Sports broadcast team for the 1987 Indy 500 included Jim Lampley, Sam Posey and Bobby Unser….. with Jim McKay in the studio as always…..as seen in this video herewith…..where Lampley, Posey and Unser analyse the race from every angle prior to the start of the race.