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 – 1986 – Indy 500 – Leader Rick Mears Very Fast 14 Second Pit Stop At 126 Laps

We are big auto racing fans here at ImaSportsphile….therefore we have seen more than our share of pit stops….with drivers missing their pit….even sliding into their pits backwards…..or still having the fuel hose still in the car when the driver starts to pull out of the pits….plus engines stalling while exiting the pits….but rarely do…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Pit Stops Of Leaders Rick Mears + Bobby Rahal At 65 Laps

In this video seen herewith…..the two leading drivers at the 68 lap part of the race….Rick Mears and Bobby Rahal….continue to lead the 1986 Indy 500 until there are just two laps to go……when then leader Rick Mears decides to pit in advance of the other cars to get enough fuel to finish the race….and…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Race Leader Rick Mears Loses The Race To The Fickled Finger Of Fate

In sports, as in all aspects of life, the infamous “fickled finger of fate” has its moments of significant impact on the outcome of each event where the finger is applied…..as evidenced by this video of then leader of race Rick Mears going to the pits ahead of the rest of the field…..when just as…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute In Race Interview With Driver Danny Sullivan In His Pits

Danny Sullivan is an American former race car driver…..who earned 17 wins in the CART Indy Car World Series….which included the 1985 Indianapolis 500…..while racing for Roger Penske Racing.  Sullivan also won the 1988 CART Championship…..while placing 3rd in points in 1986…..plus he also scored a victory in IROC. Jack Arute III is a former sportscaster for the NFL, college sports for Sirius XM…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig In Pits With Tony Bettenhausen Crew On Intercom Issues

Tony Bettenhausen Jr. (October 30, 1951 – February 14, 2000) was a Champ Car team owner and driver…. who died in a 2000 plane crash…..and was the son of former 14-time Indianapolis 500 competitor Tony Bettenhausen….as well as the brother of 21-time Indy racer Gary Bettenhausen. The family holds the dubious distinction of the most combined starts in the famous race without…

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…

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…