The race, to be broadcast at 3 p.m. (ET) May 3, is among the dozen to air on the network in May – all leading up to the Indianapolis 500 on the 30th. A marathon – tailor-made for your DVR – showing is scheduled for May 29.
If you haven’t seen the “spin and win,” I don’t want to spoil it other than to say pay attention on Lap 120 in the short chute between Turns 1 and 2. After heading to the pits for new tires, Sullivan roared back for another great move with 20 laps left. Enjoy.
The lineup (all times ET):
3 p.m. – The 1985 race won by Danny Sullivan by 2.4 seconds over Mario Andretti.
3 p.m. (1987) – Mario Andretti leads a field-high 170 laps, but Al Unser, who started 20th in the Cummins/Holbert Turbo leads the final 18 laps.
3 p.m. (1990) – Emerson Fittipaldi sets the pace, but Arie Luyendyk battles Bobby Rahal in the later stages and takes the victory.
5 p.m. (1992) – Al Unser Jr. wins the first of his two at the Brickyard, holding off Scott Goodyear (who started 33rd) and his father, Al (who started 22nd).
1 p.m. (1991) – Rick Mears wins from the pole, his fourth 500 Mile Race victory.
Noon (1971) – Al Unser in the Johnny Lightning car starts fifth, leads 103 laps and beats Peter Revson to the checkered flag.
2 p.m. (1981) – Bobby Unser holds off Mario Andretti for the victory. 4 p.m. (2001) – Helio Castroneves surprises everyone by climbing the fence after winning his first.
6 p.m. (2002) – Helio Castroneves wins his second from the 13th starting position. 8 p.m. (2009) – Helio Castroneves wins his third.
10 p.m. (2005) – Dan Wheldon prevails. Rookie Danica Patrick becomes the first woman to lead laps in the history of the race.
Which is your favorite of the bunch and of all-time?