Posted on: October 21, 2010
Gasoline Alley Unplugged, IMS History, Indy 500
By: Donald Davidson
1968 Parade Lap
Donald Davidson discusses the 1968 Parade Lap
Tagged as: 1968, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Bobby Unser, crowd, Dan Gurney, Film, Grandstands, Joe Leonard, Lloyd Ruby, Mario Andretti, parade lap, Pits, pole, pylon, Rodger Ward, Speedway, straightaway, Track, winning
There are 5 comments for this post.
Joe Leonard not Lenner. Tag needs changing
I love hearing the short stories about the Indy 500. Very interesting as always by Donald.
And a transition year for Mario. First year for the turbo Ford and they tended to blow up and Mario is credited with owning his entry I think after the end of Al Dean’s team by his death I think. Overseas National Airlines as the sponsor. My first 500 and thus unforgettable!
My first 500 was 1984. That year and the next, 1985, were the last years (I think) there was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT alignment 11 X 3. 1996 (first IRL 500) wasn’t too bad either. There needs to be a way to mandate these perfect alignments, for nostalgic purposes, as well as haw good it looks!
Just a great view. While I understand that today’s starts are streached for saftey it’s great to see 11 x 3. Wish we could see this again.
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