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 – ABC Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser With The Last 50 Laps

The last 50 laps of the 1987 Indianapolis 500 race was not only very exciting…..but it turned out to be a very historic race…..when Al Unser Sr. would win his 4th Indy 500 to tie A J Foyt  as the only drivers to ever win the great race 4 times…..whereas Rick Mears would win his 3rd…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special – Inside The Cockpit Of Mario Andretti Indy 500 Car

This video seen herewith….provides a wonderful inside the cockpit look at Mario Andretti’s Lola car at the 1987 Indy 500….as ABC’s Sam Posey provides the narrative of what it is like functioning in the driver’s seat while traveling 200 mph….which is 300 feet per second…..as Posey shows the public all of the gauges, lights and…

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 – 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 – ABC Jim Lampley Covers The Indy 500 Field Starting Row By Row

ABC’s Jim Lampley provides a rundown of the 1987 Indy 500 field of drivers….row by row….with commentary on each driver from the inside pole position of Row 1 with Mario Andretti….thru the entire Indy 500 field….to the outside position of Row 11 with Emerson Fittipaldi…..which sets the stage for what would turn out to be…

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.

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special Feature – Race Leader Roberto Guerrero And The Pit Stop From Hell

This 5 minute video embodies the famous Jim McKay sports line of “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” description of sports all in less than 5 minutes…..as 1987 Indy 500 driver Roberto Guerrero pits his car….while leading by more than a lap over Al Unser Sr…..when after an 11.2 second pit stop….his engine stalls…