• This offseason let's watch an old Indycar season, 1987- 25 years ago

      Something that could be fun to watch for interesting discussions, retrospectives, and comments on where guys came from or went to watch in order where possible. And after awhile a new race gets posted. Say thanks to Youtube and the uploaders for the races.

      Opening race of the 1987 season, Long Beach. The 4th Indycar race in Long Beach.

      Broadcasters: NBC
      Commentators: Paul Page, Jackie Stewart
      Pit Reporter: Gary Gerould, Bruce Jenner (at the time known as a famous Olympic gold medalist, now more known for being the Kardashians' stepfather)

      95 laps, 158 miles

      Defending national champion: Bobby Rahal
      Defending race winner: Michael Andretti (his first-ever Indycar win)

      Starting Lineup:

      Driver, Team, Chassis-Engine

      1. Mario Andretti, Newman/Haas, Lola-Chevy
      2. Roberto Guerrero, Granatelli, March-Cosworth
      3. Emerson Fittipaldi, Patrick, March-Chevy
      4. Kevin Cogan, Patrick, March-Chevy
      5. Michael Andretti, Kraco, March-Cosworth
      6. Al Unser Jr., Shierson, March-Cosworth
      7. Bobby Rahal, Truesports, Lola-Cosworth
      8. Geoff Brabham, Galles, March-Judd
      9. Danny Sullivan, Penske, Penske-Chevy
      10. Tom Sneva, Curb, March-Cosworth
      11. Josele Garza, Machinists Union, March-Cosworth
      12. Arie Luyendyk, Hemelgarn, March-Cosworth
      13. Jeff MacPherson - R, Galles, March-Judd
      14. Fabrizio Barbazza - R, Arciero, March-Cosworth
      15. Ludwig Heimrath Jr. - R, Dick Simon, Lola-Cosworth
      16. Chip Robinson, Machinists Union, March-Cosworth
      17. Didier Theys - R, GFE, Lola-Cosworth
      18. Rick Mears, Penske, Penske-Chevy
      19. Randy Lewis, Leader Cards, March-Cosworth
      20. Rocky Moran, Gohr, March-Cosworth
      21. Dick Simon, Dick Simon, Lola-Cosworth
      22. Johnny Rutherford, Morales, March-Cosworth
      23. Dennis Firestone, Raynor, Lola-Cosworth
      24. Tony Bettenhausen Jr., Bettenhausen, March-Cosworth

      Engines: 17 Cosworths, 5 Chevys, 2 Judds
      Chassis: 16 Marches, 6 Lolas, 2 Penskes

      Did Not Start/Qualify:

      Dale Coyne, Dale Coyne, March-Chevy
      Mike Nish, Machinists Union, March-Cosworth

      Part 1-Pre-race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WjYWQbDStk
      Part 2-Grid/Start: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXOwaKjqpzs
      Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDolB_1IcCo
      Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHXHBnZxLHM
      Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axkdkpfslRI
      Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNzH7l4Lv1k
      Part 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZn7ylYJask
      Part 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th78eQvG7X0
      Part 10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPffxsDx774
      Part 11-Finish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2MOeJJagIg
      Part 12-Post-race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYz8ZUuydiY
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