Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Interview With Pole Sitter Rick Mears Of Penske Racing

In this video seen herewith….ABC’s 1986 Indy 500 broadcast team of Jim McKay, Jim Lampley and Sam Posey discuss the upcoming race….providing analysis of all that was about to unfold at The Great American Race that day….with so many stories of so many drivers….there was A. J. Foyt with four Indy 500 championships to his credit….an Al…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Interviews Danny Sullivan After Race Day Ends Premature

Danny Sullivan is an American former race car driver…..who earned 17 wins in the CART Indy Car World Series….including the 1985 Indianapolis 500….plus Sullivan won the 1988 CART Championship….while placing 3rd in points in 1986….as Danny Sullivan also scored a victory in IROC. For 1984, Sullivan returned to North America, where he competed in the CART PPG Indy Car series…while first landing a…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Provide Commentary On The Middle Of Race

On the 130th lap, Tony Bettenhausen started suffering a handling problem exiting turn two….when down the backstretch, his right-front wheel lug nut may have come off the car….and the wheel began to loosen. In turn three, the wheel came off and began rolling though the north short chute….and that is when 2nd place Roberto Guerrero came up on the…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Host Jim McKay Provides Coverage Of First 120 Laps Of The Indy 500

On lap 6, the green flag came back out with Mario Andretti on the lead…..while driving at a blistering pace ….as it took only 7 laps for him to start lapping back markers….when on lap 25, Ludwig Heimrath, Jr. was running 7th…..and made his first pit stop…..but one of the wheels on his car was not properly…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Arch Bishop Edward T Omeara Provides The PreRace Invocation

Edward T O’Meara (August 3, 1921 – January 10, 1992) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church….who served as Archbishop of Indianapolis from 1980 until his death in 1992. The son of Irish immigrants, Edward O’Meara was born in St. Louis, Missouri….and attended Kenrick Seminary before being ordained a priest by Archbishop Joseph Ritter on December 21, 1946…..who then furthered his studies in Rome….where he earned a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum in 1952….and thn on…

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 – 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…

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 – 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…