• 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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