Archive for the ‘History’ Category
More Front Wing continues our Centennial Interview Series with the winner of the 1986 Indianapolis 500, Bobby Rahal.
More Front Wing continues our Centennial Interview Series with the winner of the 1985 Indianapolis 500, Danny Sullivan.
More Front Wing continues our Centennial Interview Series with the winner of the 1983 Indianapolis 500, Tom Sneva.
More Front Wing continues our Centennial Interview Series with the winner of the 1969 Indianapolis 500, Mario Andretti.
More Front Wing kicks off our Centennial Interview Series with the winner of the 1963 Indianapolis 500, Parnelli Jones.
The sensational time trial run of Tom Sneva, the first new winning average speed in 12 years, and seeing the first scheduled day of time trials with one of my children were the highlights of this year’s activities for me.
The sensational performance of rookie Teo Fabi, the qualification of 33 cars in one day, Tom Sneva’s first race victory after three second-place finishes, and my first trip to the Speedway with one of my children as my only partner were the outstanding attractions of the year.
Longtime IMS Radio Network announcer and Indianapolis broadcasting legend Howdy Bell talks about some of the highlights of broadcasting almost 50 years of the Indianapolis 500.
The best weather in several years, including the first day of time trials, the first driver fatality in nine years, the four mph increase in the qualifying record, the four-car crash just a few seconds before the start of the race and, perhaps most of all, the unbelievably close finish for first place between Gordon Johncock and Rick Mears were the outstanding attractions at the Speedway this year.
The question of whether Bobby Unser or Mario Andretti won the race, the unpleasantly spectacular exits of Rick Mears and Danny Ongais, the large amount of caution time, and the return of the 200 mph lap were highlights of this year’s activity on the racetrack.
Paul’s father’s Indy 500 journal for 1980.
Paul’s father’s Indy 500 journal for 1979.