Auto Racing – 1986 – Al Trautwig Shows How Indy 500 Is Not A Day Long Event – Its A Month Long Event

This 1986 Indy 500 special piece by ABC’s Al Trautwig…..where he illuminates how the Indy 500 is not a one day event…..but rather a one month event…..as he details and highlights everything leading up to the actual race…..while starting 23 days before the race…..which makes for a really intriguing view into all things Indy 500. …

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig PostRace Interview With 3rd Place Finisher Rick Mears

Al Trautwig was a roving reporter for ABC Sports at the 1986 Indy 500…..where he interviewed 3rd place finisher Rick Mears at the end of the race…..as seen in this video herewith…..which is something that he did as a pit reporter alongside Host Jim McKay for ABC Sports’ coverage of the 1987 Indianapolis 500….as evidenced…

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 – 1979 – Indy 500 Special – Countdown To The 500 – Highlights Of Rick Mears 1st Indy Win

The 63rd 500 Mile International Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday May 27, 1979….when second-year driver Rick Mears took the lead for the final time with 18 laps to go….and won his first of four Indianapolis 500 races.  It was also Mears’ first of a record six Indy 500 pole positions….while brothers Al and Bobby Unser combined to lead 174…

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 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Driver Rick Mears After Engine Failure

Rapid Rick Mears is one of our favorite Indy Car driver…..cuz we like to call him Pole Sitter Rick…..as he seemed to own the pole position at the Indy 500…..where he sat on the pole a record 6 times in his 12 starts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  In the 1987 Indy 500….Rapid Rick along with fellow Roger…

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 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Driver Rick Mears – Winner Of 1979 Indy 500

Rick Mears, also known by the nickname “Rocket Rick”…..is a retired American race car driver….who is one of only three men to win the Indianapolis 500 four times in 1979, 1984, 1988 and 1991….and is the current record-holder for pole positions the Indy 500 race with six in 1979, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991….plus, Mears is also a three-time Indycar series/World Series…

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…