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1987 Indy 500
After dominating practice, qualifying, and most of the race, leader Mario Andretti slowed with mechanical problems with only 23 laps to go. Five laps later, Al Unser, Sr. assumed the lead, and won his record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory. 50% Polyester, 25% Cotton, 25% Rayon. Heather White Officially Licensed
1992 Little AL
With 12 laps to go in the 1992 Indianapolis 500, Michael Andretti held a 28-second lead on Scott Goodyear. A lap later, Al Unser, Jr. passed Goodyear for second place. On lap 189, Michael Andretti pulled alongside Al Unser, Sr. and put him a lap down in turn two. Down the backstretch, however, Andretti suddenly began to slow. His fuel pump had failed, and the car coasted to a stop in the north short chute. Andretti had dominated the entire race, and had led 160 of the first 189 laps. Al Unser, Jr. suddenly inherited the lead, with Scott Goodyear right behind in second. The caution came out for Andretti's stalled car, and the field bunched up for a late-race restart. With 7 laps to go, the green flag came out, and the race was down to a tense two-man battle between Al Unser, Jr. and Scott Goodyear. With four...
Greatest Spectacle in Racing
The Indianapolis 500 hasn’t always been known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” It wasn’t until 1955 that the phrase was coined. The phrase was made famous by legendary Indianapolis 500 voice Sid Collins. In 1955 Alice Greene of Marion Indiana, a young copywriter at WIBC radio, suggested stations carrying the race use the line “Stay tuned for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing” as they took a break for commercials. it’s still used to this day. 50% Polyester, 50% Cotton. Heather Red. Officially Licensed