Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Seven Days Late – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Thru 41 Laps

The 1986 Indy 500 finally got started 7 days late on Saturday, May 31st after rain delayed the race on Saturday, May 25th and again on Monday, May 27th….so, the race was officially cancelled when the race officials said to come back on the 12th….which was the 1st time in Indianapolis 500 history that this…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Laps 148 Thru The End – With Bobby Rahal + Kevin Cogan + Rick Mears

With 14 laps to go in the 1986 Indy 500….Rick Mears led Bobby Rahal and Kevin Cogan…..with Michael Andretti was still clinging on to the tail-end of the lead lap in 4th place…,and just ahead of Mears….when as the leaders approached traffic…..Rahal looked to pass Mears for the lead…..and down the backstretch, Rahal took the lead and headed towards turn 3…..as…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Provides Inside Look At Paul Newman + Carl Haas Racing

Newman/Haas Racing was an auto racing team that competed in the CART series and the IndyCar Series from 1983 to 2011….with a partnership that was formed between actor, automotive enthusiast and semi-professional race car driver Paul Newman and long-time auto racing impresario Carl Haas….whereas the duo were competitors in sports car racing during the 1970’s and early 1980’s….before they joined up with each other to enter…

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 – 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 – 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 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens With Owner Carl Haas In the Pits For Mario Andretti

ABC’s roving reporter Jerry Gappens provides an “in the pits” interview with race car owner Carl Haas of driver Mario Andretti’s car…..which was the prohibitive favorite for the 1987 Indy 500…..who actually led most of the race until he experience engine failure with 20 laps to go…..which makes this interview with the head of Haas Racing…

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 – 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…