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 – 1986 – Indy 500 – The Elegance & Eloquence Of Jim McKay After The Blowing Of Taps

“Taps“ is a bugle call played at dusk…..during flag ceremonies….at military funerals by the United States Armed Forces…..as well as at the start of the Indy 500 each year….along with a moment of silence….for those who have died at the Indy 500.  The tune is also sometimes known as “Butterfield‘s Lullaby“, or by the first line of the lyric, “Day Is…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim McKay + Jim Lampley Call The Exciting Last 8 Laps Of Race

The 70th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Saturday, May 31, 1986…..when after being rained out on May 25–26….the race was rescheduled for the following weekend….as Bobby Rahal was the winner…..while becoming the first driver in Indy history to complete the 500 miles (800 km) in less than three hours. Nearly the entire race unfolded as a three-way…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Profiles Driver Danny Sullivan After His 1985 Indy 500 WIn

As usual when it comes to a video with Jim McKay behind the mike…..the legendary sportscaster has a wonderful way in which he “shines a light” on the subject, person or event, that he is covering…..and this video herewith is no exception…..as he puts the McKay touch on the subject of driver Danny Sullivan’s life…..and how it…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim McKay Recaps The Race At Lap 104 Out Of 200

If you have read any of our stories and commentaries here at ImaSportsphile….then you probably know already how much we like EVERYTHING that sportscaster Jim McKay did behind the mike….for he was nothing but pure “elegance and eloquence”…..as he had a way of making every call just a little more magical because….especially to a true Sportsphile…..cuz…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Start To Finish – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser

The 71st Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday May 24, 1987….when after dominating practice….qualifying….and most of the race, the leader Mario Andretti slowed with mechanical problems with only 23 laps to go…..which was followed by Roberto Guerrero the new leader….while being a lap and a half up entered the pits for The Pit Stop From…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley Explore The Challenge Of Qualifying For Indy

Qualifying determines which drivers will compete in the Indianapolis 500.  It also determines their starting position on the grid…..as qualifications is also known as time trials….when a race car driver must run four laps around the 2.5-mile oval for a total of 10 miles to complete a qualifying run….as a driver qualifies alone on the track with no other…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Provides An Overview Of The Race At The End Of 139 Laps

In this video, ABC’s legendary sportscaster provides an assessment of the 1986 Indy 500 through the first 139 laps in a way that provides evidence of how “elegant and eloquent” Jim McKay really was…..for he had a way of bringing a romantic flair to every sport and event he ever covered…..as he describes how Bobby Rahal is…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Provide Final PreRace Analysis Before Start

In this final pre-race analysis at the start of the 1986 Indy 500…..ABC’s broadcast crew of Jim Lampley, Sam Posey and Bobby Unser provide last minute commentary on the upcoming race…..as opera singer John Davies fills in for Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) to sing Back Home Again In Indiana….when the thousands of helium balloons were released…