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  • #16
    Originally posted by tvracefan View Post
    If you have the NBC Indy Car Gold, the 1981 Michigan 500 replay is on there. I started watching it last night. I only have watched the first 29 laps until til the restart. I think is the complete broadcast. It shows a almost 4 hr broadcast. I hopes this help to relive the race.
    I was there both weekends. Due to rain, I don’t think they ran any laps on the first weekend. That whole deal was pretty strange considering that they tried to blow up the pits. As I remember, there was also a pretty nasty single car crash coming out of Turn 4 onto the front stretch. Chet Filip? Phil Krueger? Not sure. I don’t believe anyone hit him as the car came to rest 90deg to the direction of travel.

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    • #17
      This is the most complete version of the 1983 Michigan 500 I've seen. Once again there was a rain and tornado delay. Local NBC affiliates dumped out mid-race for local news.

      We even get a little rain-delay theater.

      As an aside, I didn't know NBC used the ZZ Top music bed in 1983.


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqtG22KW_64&t=196s

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      • #18
        We're at that time where we'd be looking forward to this race...

        It really was a summer highlight. Usually a spectacular race, and the early rain-delayed races, cancelled races, missed-TV-for-some-reason races only added to the mystique. I told people give it a look, saying it was "IndyCar's Talladega." First-time winners, only-time winners, it had it all. A different era.
        You have the IndyCar you deserve.

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        • #19
          The tape-delayed Sportsworld 1986 Michigan 500. Johnny Rutherford's last victory.

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          • #20
            Wasn't the 1981 race the first live broadcast of a 500 mile Indycar race? I used to have it on video tape. It lasted about 6 hours all together. Weather delay, pit fire and AJ's crash.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by uh_clem View Post
              Wasn't the 1981 race the first live broadcast of a 500 mile Indycar race? I used to have it on video tape. It lasted about 6 hours all together. Weather delay, pit fire and AJ's crash.
              Yes, the 1981 Michigan 500 was the first 500-mile Indy Car race broadcast live flag-to-flag. No Women's World Bodybuilding Championships in the middle!

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