Auto Racing 1986 Indy 500 Larry Nuber Interview With Runner Up Kevin Cogan

Kevin Cogan is a former race car driver who drove in Formula One in 1980 and 1981…..while driving a RAM Williams in the 1980 Canadian Grand Prix….and driving for Tyrrell at the 1981 US GP West…..when he moved to Indy cars in 1982…..where in 1986 at the Indy 500….Kevin Cogan came in 2nd…..but his career was cut short by a series of accidents. For the 1986 Indy 500, Kevin Cogan…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Driver Kevin Cogan Talks About What Its Like Having 90K Fans Boo You

Every now and then we here at ImaSportsphile get a video that really makes us think….I mean, can you imagine what it would be like to be booed by every person in a crowd of 90,000 excited fans….well, I had never thought about that before seeing this video….but, now that I have….I sorta began to…

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 – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Jim Lampley Calls Exciting Last 8 Laps + Surprise Finish

With eight laps to go in the 1986 running of the Indianapolis 500 Race….as called by ABC’s Jim Lampley and Sam Posey….was truly exciting and anybody’s race between Kevin Cogan….who was leading at the start of this video…..along with Bobby Rahal….who was gaining ground rapidly….and Rick Mears….who had the fastest car in the race and…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Drivers Start Your Engines + The Pace Lap Before The Start

        This video starts out with with ABC’s always eloquent and elegant legendary sportscaster Jim McKay…..as he introduces the start of the 1986 Indianapolis 500 Race….when Mary Hulman, Chairman of the Board at Indianapolis Motor Speedway makes the famous call….“Drivers start your engines”.…to which 33 different race car drivers enter their cars…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Race Thoughts + The Race Lineup Row By Row

DOG ASIDE:   Saturday May 31 saw sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80’s…..and due to the rain delays….traditional pre-race ceremonies were retooled slightly….with some replacement performers….as the Purdue University band was absent….while Jim Nabors, scheduled to sing “Back Home Again in Indiana”, had departed….and was replaced by John S. Davies, the artist-in-residence at the Indianapolis Opera.  A…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Jim McKay Provides Inside Look At The Challenges Of Qualifying For The Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: Throughout the years, the race has used a number of different qualifying procedures….with the current four-lap (ten-mile) qualifying distance being first introduced in 1920….and has been used every year since 1939….whereas in 2014, the qualifying procedure was refined….such that the pole position winner and the starting grid would be determined over two days.…

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

DOG ASIDE: On August 19, 1985, after years of being shown tape delayed….ABC Sports signed an initial three-year deal to cover the Indianapolis 500 live flag-to-flag starting in 1986….as longtime anchor Jim McKay was moved to the host position….with play-by-play being handled by Jim Lampley and Sam Posey.  Since the Daytona 500 had been shown live flag-to-flag on CBS since 1979….and ABC officials had wanted…