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  • #46
    The August 6 1978 Texas 200 USAC Indy car race was broadcast I remember they interrupted the broadcast twice because first to report the Pope was in grave health. Then later in the race that he died. I was 14 at the time and mad as " h###" because I was like who cares. So i know that was broadcast not sure of the network. An advance I'm sorry to all those of Catholic faith, don't beat me up too bad.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by chaparral 2k View Post
      The following Races known to be telecasted from 1978-1982

      1978 Jimmy Bryan 150 (ABC)
      1978 Datsun Twin 200 (ABC)
      1978 Coors 200 (CBS)
      1978 Gabriel 200 (ABC)
      1978 Indy 500 (ABC)
      1978 Rex Mays 150 (CBS)
      1978 Norton Twin 200 (NBC)
      1978 Texas 200 (CBS)
      1978 Tony Bettenhausen 200 (CBS)
      1978 Gould Grand Prix (ABC)
      1978 Machinist Union 150 (CBS)
      1978 Daily Express Indy Silverstone (ABC)
      1978 Daily Mail Indy Trophy 120 (CBS)
      1978 Miller High Lifer Bobby Ball 150 (CBS)

      1979 Arizona Republic Jimmy Bryan 150 (NBC)
      1979 Gould Twin Dixie 125's (ABC)
      1979 Indy 500 (ABC)
      1979 Norton Twin 125 Heat 1 (NBC)
      1979 Ditzler 150 (NBC)
      1979 California 500 (ABC)

      1980 Indy 500 (ABC)
      1980 True Value 500 (ABC)
      1980 Red Roof Inns 150 (ESPN)
      1980 Norton 200 (NBC)
      1980 Tony Bettenhausen 200 (NBC)
      1980 Copa Mexico 150 (Mexican TV)
      1980 Miller High Life 150 (NBC)

      1981 Kraco Car Stereo 150 (NBC)
      1981 Indy 500 (ABC)
      1981 Gould Rex Mays 150 (ESPN)
      1981 Kraco Atlanta Twin 125's (ESPN & NBC)
      1981 Norton Michigan 500 (NBC)
      1981 LA Times California 500 (ESPN)
      1981 Tony Bettenhausen 200 (NBC)
      1981 Watkins Glen 200 (ESPN)
      1981 Miller High Life 150 (NBC)

      1982 Kraco Car Stereo 150 (NBC)
      1982 Indy 500 (ABC)
      1982 Gould Rex Mays 150 (ESPN)
      1982 Budweiser Cleveland 500 (ESPN)
      1982 Norton Michigan 500 (NBC)
      1982 Tony Bettenhausen 200 (ESPN)
      1982 Domino's Pizza 500 (NBC)
      1982 AirCal 500 (ESPN)
      1982 Detroit News 150 (ESPN)
      1982 Miller High Life 150 (NBC)
      I'd really like to see a full complete list of every race in regards to American Championship Car Racing that has ever aired on TV. It's been very difficult to figure out how much footage is out there for it.

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      • #48
        I remember being a young child (9-13) and waiting to watch the first Indy Car race from Phoenix the broadcast seeing the new paint jobs, a time of innocence and fun before today's instant need to Know social media era.

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        • #49
          I remember it being a big thing back in the day of wading-pool-sized sat-dishes in back yards, there being parties in the Indy area on race day, where people were pullling-down the ABC telecast live. Even some bars would do it.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Gateway Fan View Post
            We often were able to pick up the direct feeds from the network truck bouncing back to the network prior to any commercials or breaks of any kind being added.
            A local telethon pre-empted local broadcast of the Homestead CART races for a few years. A bartender sympathetic to my plight found the raw feed on the bar's dish. It was a frustrating because the only audio was the guys in the truck shooting the breeze, about their wives, what they had for lunch, etc. No talk about the action, they couldn't have cared less. Impossible to know most of the time who was leading, laps to go, anything. Assumed the race was over when everyone slowed and Mikey was waving on that lap. Wierd.
            You have the IndyCar you deserve.

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            • #51
              Large bump but for NASCAR and IndyCar here's what i've got:
              For NASCAR Cup, it looks like the last non-televised points race was the 1984 Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400 from Richmond, though highlights were aired as part of the "Super-Chargers" program I don't count it as proper TV coverage. For overall, it does not look like the 1985 or 1986 Twin 125s from Daytona were televised either, though they are rumored to have been on CBS I can't find any evidence they were aired.
              For IndyCar, the last non-televised race which had no plans of being such was the 1982 Road America 200. However, overall it was the 1985 Michigan 500. It was scheduled to be aired on NBC, but it was postponed a week due to tire concerns and NBC opted not to air the rescheduled race.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Luy View Post


                Any idea if that footage is floating around somewhere?
                I know i am bumping a very old comment but we actually found it in a box today.

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                • #53
                  Has anybody ever seen coverage of the pikes peak hillclimb when it was part of the championship?
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                  • #54
                    I remember it being televised on Wide World of Sports, but I can’t say what year(s). One that stands out is when a gust of wind hit Kanawyer just before the finish line and blew him over the edge.

                    Bizarre...

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Pokemon2112 View Post
                      Large bump but for NASCAR and IndyCar here's what i've got:
                      For NASCAR Cup, it looks like the last non-televised points race was the 1984 Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400 from Richmond, though highlights were aired as part of the "Super-Chargers" program I don't count it as proper TV coverage. For overall, it does not look like the 1985 or 1986 Twin 125s from Daytona were televised either, though they are rumored to have been on CBS I can't find any evidence they were aired.
                      For IndyCar, the last non-televised race which had no plans of being such was the 1982 Road America 200. However, overall it was the 1985 Michigan 500. It was scheduled to be aired on NBC, but it was postponed a week due to tire concerns and NBC opted not to air the rescheduled race.
                      Even with Road America in 1982, footage was professionally shot, although (as you said) there is no evidence it was actually broadcast:

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