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06:54 min | 1 year ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Five hundred and sixty nineteen eighty two brought to you by Miller lite John **** right away once again the revolutions come up eleven thousand RPM I'm John Mayer's drop back just a bit once again but it was Rick Mears game after one hundred seventy in the battle we are at one hundred and seventy four laps so Rick Mears should begin to press Gordon Johncock average seventy not a record one hundred and fifty seven point nine three zero miles an hour fifty five minutes thirty eight normally we would be interviewing the winner this time in the afternoon but because of the delay due to the red flag prior to the start we are running behind and we of course will stay with the sixty sixth running of the five hundred here comes Gordon John once again across the line mayor's poses running thank you is able to stay right now you have something in one this time as they go down the backstretch the challenge any time now the third turn down the straight away racing game the Wildcats now the question is we look very much like you they need one more yes it is a matter of fact the ensign there are three or four to get in before it runs out of fuel we should have however has been gaining on them he was back something like seven seconds now it's down for probably what's the one but they're all going to have to stop and he should be any less trying to talk him into coming in for fuel they've set the bar now several times now here comes Gordon Johncock on the main stretch again and again Rick in the first I'm surprised the Brighton keeps him back let's pick him up Ron all right and all right separation is the halfway point of the three quarter mark while back stretching into turn three this number is distance between garden this is now grains you still have to make he can make one it would give them a chance to get right back in the early racing team George Clooney leans out over the wall he is the chief of the race car and he is in radio communication with current leader stays out Lou Palmer is standing by and Gordon John **** he is the leader at this moment and he is due for a pit stop one hundred and eighty five laps are complete we're going to try to get to the one hundred and eighty lap run down shortly but obviously we're interested in this battle with the leader has Gordon Johncock screams through the fourth turn comes up the part that heads down for the past there's a slower car in front of him John would like to get he was I was on his way three seventy seven at this he was right twenty the race is over Davidson says the late pit stops of mirrors and Johncock were the key to the finish of the race nears came in first and did the full stop which I think was sixteen seconds and then Johncock comes in and does one it's eleven AM what they had done was to what we now call it time to stop they figured.

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ESPN's 'Qualified' Highlights Boundary-Breaking Race Car Driver Janet Guthrie

30 For 30 Podcasts

13:23 min | 2 years ago

ESPN's 'Qualified' Highlights Boundary-Breaking Race Car Driver Janet Guthrie

"Return our attention to the world of motor sports, which has the rare distinction as being one of the sports where men and women are sensually on a level playing field in that body strength and physical speed take a back seat to focus precision and skill and yet women have struggled to break through at the highest levels of motor sports. That is the topic of the latest thirty for thirty film. It's called qualified. It used to be and women can't do it. They don't have the strength. They don't have the endurance. They're gonna endanger lives. You don't hear that anymore. What you do. Here is they're never gonna win. Then believe me if I didn't think I could win I would quit. But I do think I can win for four year stretch starting in nineteen seventy seven Janet Guthrie attempted to accomplish where women had never done qualify for and win the world's most famous race. The Indianapolis five hundred unsurprisingly she faced a ton of resistance, we'll five or six other rookies year. And she gets all attention, and they don't get nothing. Do you think she'll be able to last six hundred mile? No. No. What was surprising to the establishment was how good of a research at Guthrie actually what's despite inferior equipment funding that paled in comparison to some of the other teams and open hostility from her male competitors. Guthrie not only qualified, but earned a top ten finish in nineteen seventy within two years. She finished ahead. Mario andretti. The lady can literally with one hand tied behind her back with them in. On today's episode. Look at Janet Guthrie struggles her achievements her determination and how her career suddenly stalled out the director of qualified generic, and her producer, Carolina Waterlo will join me in a moment. But first, it is my pleasure. To say Hello to the legend herself Janet Guthrie, welcome to the thirty for thirty podcasts. And congratulations on this film will thank you. It's a pleasure to be here. So I want to get into the film when your career, but I was wondering if you could just describe what it's like to drive an IndyCar. Well, there's nothing that I know of that require is such focus without a lapse for such a long time, because you can't afford to make small mistakes, because small mistakes have shot at turning into unseemly mishaps. You're trying to beat the next guy end of the corner, but you're not going to put him in the wall. In order to do it. Hang on. John is still doing quite well second, Indianapolis five hundred AJ just one place in front of. Treaded guthrie. So it's a very interesting combination of competition. And yet, you're responsible for the well being of the person you're competing against. I don't know anything like it really. Anything can happen. One of the things I learned from the film that you grew up. You learn how to fly you parachuted. But in your answer, just then you didn't say anything along the lines of. Well, I am a thrill seeker. And I really liked going fast or something like that. I mean so where does that fit into to the appeal? Well, I guess I was born at venturous and grew up in sufficiently socialized of flying was great fun. What of the elements is that this wonderful machinery, the airplanes the race carries in able women to compete right out there, the level of human ability, because the broad shoulders and big muscles, don't count. That's part of the appeal finding out what it's like out there the limits of human capability, so this may be naive question. But why was it so hard to make that case throughout the seventies that this isn't about physical broad shoulders in the way that you just described this is about folk? This and all the things that aren't sort of inherently different between men and women. Oh, mythology. I'm afraid actually I had been racing sports car is for women had always participated. I'd been doing that kind of thing for thirteen years. And I could count the problems on the fingers of one hand that had anything to do with my being a woman, it just really wasn't an issue. So to come in to the top levels of racing and this country IndyCar racing and NASCAR Cup racing. And discover the not everybody thought that way was a quite as apprise actually when you were trying to break in. Did you get a sense that there was sort of actual misogyny at place, or was it more just like we have an old boys club here? We like our little network, and now trying to crash the party. Well, unfortunately, what was being said, was along. The lines of women did have strength women don't have the endurance. Women don't. Ev the emotional stability, Iman are going to endanger our lives times. It made made a mad mostly. I could laugh at it because I figured they would learn better and indeed, for the most part that did happen when you first started breaking in, and particularly when you got to Indy cars, your first few races, it felt like not just all eyes on you, but also testing you, you know what I mean? People were pretty explicit about this is your one chance. And if you screw it up, then you're not going to get a second chance. Well, I knew if a screwed up that it would be a long time. If for a woman got another chance. Yes. I did have to be a little extra cautious those first few races. So that not only did I give the fast or. Cars in a room. I gave them so much room that there wasn't going to be a doubt in their mind. And then as time went on, of course, I could home in on that a little more. But you look for hence. Coming up on the smart car. Chris allowed to make any mistakes day with lower Parador faster cars. Yeah. Given them all over the world. You bet. We'll hear lots more from Janika three in a bit. But now let's talk to the people who had to craft her story qualified director, Jen Ricker, and producer Caroline Waterlo. Jenna started a conversation by talking about whether Janika through was a story that she knew about or whether she felt like she was really rescuing a story that had been lost to history. I didn't know who Johnny go through was myself. And I think what happened for me is in being introduced her story. I was a little ticked. I didn't know who she was. I was like the first woman. I don't know who the first one when you qualified for the Indianapolis five hundred this is insane. And I think it started like throwing down a rabbit hole of like how many more women don't I know about. And, and I think that became something very clear to us as we were learning more about her in culling research is that most people didn't know about her, and this is an overarching problem beyond the sport beyond her story is that every time we find out about a woman, it's still a novelty, and the more novelties the less progress, you can make. And if people can identify with somebody who's come before it looks like a pretty big mountain to scale to go after something. So it it didn't up having a big impact on us. The Juno about the story. I did not Jenna, read the book and. I was very excited about it. And she and I became friends through another mutual friend who is also a producer on the film Nina, Kristich, and Nina, and I had worked on the OJ made in America doc, together. She's a archival genius, and our other producer, Greg. So the four of us all kind of came together, and John had this incredible disease of an excitement for the story, and we all immediately agreed and sort of got on board to me, it was like seventies women race cars. Awesome. The need. There's no you look at a picture of her her suits with her car. And you just think I need to know everything about this. And so it was kind of a no brainer for me to want to produce it and try to talk. Yes. PIN into making it people who are listening to this podcast will have heard her and got of personality. I'm wondering if you can take a crack at describing Janet's personality to natio- single minded in pursuit of things, she's very inflammable. And so it's probably what maters such a great race car driver. Like, as we did this discovering. Like never seen it IndyCar race. Never seen a NASCAR race. And then gets in these cars and excels. And I think that's to or credit, you know she did jump from kinda crappy sports cars to the top level of the sport. And it's to your credit that it was like give me the machine. And I will make it excel. Yeah. And then the great joy of, of Janet as a character to is you go the next layer to her. And it's like oh, she jumped out of a plane when she was sixteen right? Oh, she's an aeronautical engineer. Oh, she built her own engine? You know, we talk about, you know, stem in education, outright, science technology, engineering math, you know, she is like the stem spokesperson of all time, and that's another all the areas that she excelled in are just these kind of have traditionally not been is that we hear about women. Do you think she was motivated by just? I'm really good at this and I want to do this or how much did she recognize the sort of trail-blazing nature of what she was doing? She. Was not trying to be the first she was not trying to make a huge feminist statement. She's like I'm just trying to drive my car and I am good at it, and I and I love it and I want to do it, so please, let me do it. But then she talks about in the film how over time as people point out to her, that she is this trailblazer. And she sorta realizes that it has become a role that she does feel some responsibility towards in terms of being this woman to blaze a trail. And so she she, she's a reluctant hero in that sense. I think that was one of the things certainly that drew me to her. I think that most trailblazers arrest people who do these things aren't consciously thinking, I'm going to carry this banner. It is because they're so focused on the thing. They believe they're meant to do that. Eventually, there's a wake behind them. I think for all women. It's always like you're, you're carrying all of them and had on your back. Like, what are you? I'm just trying to go shopping. You know, like it's always so weighted down. Down, and it's a big burden to carry that doesn't happen to men excelling it something or stepping out of the norm. They're not all of a sudden given us albatross, the failure. Yes. So high. Yeah. Yeah. Well, I thought that came through really strongly in the film and continues to this day. But just this notion that certain people have much shorter leashes than others. Certain people I shouldn't mince words like white men, get much longer leash than others. You have to be perfect if you're going to try and be I. Yeah. Or even eat. Yeah. Even get the shot. It's, it's. But there were there were explicit. I mean it was explicit in that moment. I mean, they're you know, I'm trying to remember the particular quote. But there were, there were race officials basically saying this is your chance to prove a new only get one. Yeah. Right. You have to raise Trenton before let you even set, you know, step on the track at Indy that was very much like, you know, someone's going to get killed with this woman on the track. I mean now I mean it's about as high stakes as you could imagine for her going improve herself. I mean people were very concerned about it. There's times when it's like how this is an old boys club, and people are being just sorta, like joke fraternal about it. But then there's times when, like some of the signs that were out there and some of the language of use was like, and had, like, really scary. Grandstands behind his. It was always see the people agitate ner say rude things the save. Nice has get the tips out of the pets here come to young guys seem I say, hi Janet, you got to qualify said, I hope so. He said, well, we don't we hope you crash on our corner. I didn't really have a thick skin. If that's what it took to get a shot at the Indianapolis five hundred I would deal with it. That's all. Couple years before Janet arrives on the scene. Women aren't even allowed in the pit area. And so these female sportswriters sued the track to get access. And I was reading one of the articles about it, and there's drivers saying if I see one on the track and went around the bitch over. I mean this is what they're saying. And this is just somebody asking to do your job and be reporter. It was sort of shocking, and then not shocking. In nineteen seventy eight Gordon Johncock an Indy champion. He shook the car down when he came back. He got out of the Carney, through his helmet. He was furious. And he realized that

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

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02:29 min | 2 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Over the brother, Bobby all in all the brothers Unser led one hundred seventy four laps that day with Bobby leading a race. High eighty nine of them Bobby Unser, leading at the moment, Rick Mears right behind him. Bobby looks like he's going to end for a pit stop. Bobby Unser, indeed, head a Sunday drunk at Bobby car, something appears to be wrong with Bobby Unser machine as slow coming off the fourth turn boulder the inside of the race cars, Rick Mears this now. Later in Bobby is running swallow into the first, but with less than twenty laps to go and victory. Incite aunt your started having gearbox trouble. He lost the lead and the race to teammate, Rick Mears but held on for fifth place. He won six times in the car trail and finished second d'humieres in the final standings for AL's part despite the promise the Chiappa wral showed that the Brickyard in may. The team only won one race the season finale at Phoenix in October, at the end of the year. Unser quit the team one that would win the five hundred the next year in dominant fashion with Johnny Rutherford behind the wheel. Bobby stayed with team Venzke and by nineteen Eighty-one. He was knocking on the door of third. Indianapolis five hundred win behind the wheel of a brand new Penske PC nine beach ASI, that was a super supercar because I started the testing in it myself came from England is designed and built over there and made the changes stood over here. Did all the name changes over in my shop ended up? Being a really fast car. Bobby Unser sat on the pole and led early and often challenge mainly by Patrick racing. Teammate's, Gordon Johncock, and Mario Andretti, who was bidding to be the first driver to win from the last row during the late race caution flag pitted in second place, but got out of his stall, I with Andretti, closely behind Unser stayed on the apron, and roll past more than a dozen cars before getting into line behind the pace car Andretti, passed a couple of cars as well. And then blended into line with the others at the time, it seemed like no big deal. In fact, the speedway radio network made no mention of the situation there live broadcast. But at the time ABC television was showing the race on a tape delayed basis while putting the event together in post production for that night's broadcast. This is how it was presented. Bobby going out. Cars James the yellow. You can't do that. That is..

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

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07:24 min | 2 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Finishes the race the damage race star who will win who is the winner. The Dan Wheldon has won the race speedway. Historian. Donald Davidson has the story behind that famous radio call but my king was to play by play. And did a great job and Paul page was in there as sort of making fations? So when that happened, and we're looking at just belief that held a brand is into the wall. But he's still going, and do you think you can't make this stuff up? And so the attention at least on my point. I think was Hildebrand is coming as he gonna make it to the line. And is he going to Kenny still shave the win? And then you wait a minute wish Dixon. And then I I don't even know who else is in the mix now because it's based so topsy turvy danika veteran come in Bertrand baguette had led and come in. We could keep up with it. Mike king turned and said who? One who won and Paul page pointed said Weldon Weldon Weldon Weldon just like that. And the reason that he knew that worst because his son Bryan college page worst. But you didn't know by the middle lane. Did you anyway, he was the engineer for welding? And so. Paul had more than an eye on that car all day. And and how he was on top of that. Because if you go back and check Weldon Bush v with two axe to go and then third with one to go Frank Hiti and Dixon, we figured I remember there was all pitch talk Scheffel one time. I think they were tenth and eleventh, and I'm Paul page pointing to the monitor and we both. Agreed. That's first and second right there. There's this one to finish and everybody else's. We'll have to come in. And what happened with their strategy? I have no idea, but Frankie had to make to make stop and was not a happy camper. And then Dixon slow down to save fuel which allowed welcome to go from from third to second. And then I and so that's what the board believe. Finishes of all we usually talk about second-place finisher JR Hildebrand when discussing twenty eleven because he was such an incredibly good sport. In the face of what must have been crushing disappointment. But we would be remiss if we didn't talk about the incredibly talented and greatly missed twenty eleven Indianapolis five hundred winner, Dan Wheldon, what a loss for so many reasons and from selfish point of view, he was so good for the event. There has never been another driver idol think that routinely made the point being the five hundred greatest race in the world. And that's just when we heard him in used to say if if Dan Wheldon was on the PR PR staff, and you paid them two million dollars a year salary. You get your money's worth. Because he's promoting it so much and the credibility because of the fact that it was such a successful driver. So just from that. Point of view. It was a huge loss. Number three. If you took a poll after the first seventy Indianapolis five hundred's the numbers refinishing. Our countdown would certainly have been first Rick Mears started on the pole with a new one in four lap track record and was seen by many rail birds as demand of beat on may thirtieth nineteen eighty-two but veterans Gordon Johncock and Tom's Neva were able to hang with Penske racing driver to lead in the second half of the race with forty laps to go Johncock led. But both he and MIR's had to make one more critical pitstop and the tactical decisions made by the two teams had a hand in the outcome of the race. Or so Mears came in first, and they gave I think it was a sixteen second stop because they gave them a full load of fuel and which ended up being not necessary. But you did think about those things and another thing that when he came in her Johnson who ended up finishing ninth was also. Either coming in or coming out and so Mears came in behind him and the the was a speed differential. And in fact, MIR's actually got on the brakes and and hit. But but it wasn't a crash that it was a thump. And so he lost time obviously doing that. But you didn't think about that at the time. So then he makes the stop, and I believe it was sixteen seconds at all egos and then three laps later on one eighty six then Johncock comes in who now has a much larger lead. And but you still think okay. Well, you know, pets keep pitstop work, probably when John Cox time with his stop that not only will they be together, but mere spied even be a head. But but the Patrick crew under George Hyun, and I don't know who's calculation this wash. But somebody had figured out. We don't. Need a full tank. Let's calculate just the amount of fuel that he needs and that'll be it. And so I think they figured eleven seconds. And the the fuel are and somebody was standing by the fuel and tapping them on the back one to money got to eleven stop. And so off Johncock goes. And I remember the crew doing high fives and everybody was surprised and that was a timed fuel stop, which is very common now. But I was not aware that ever been done. It may have been, but certainly the Penske team hadn't figured that out. And at that time for another team to out think Penske that very often. And so now whenever things sorted out. And mayor sort of the Taj warmed up there's a deficit of light thirteenth seconds. So you think well, that's that's too much. Overcome. And then notice time he came by. He was lopping off like a second second and a half a lap. And I remember thinking at the time due dot throw a yellow officials. Whatever happens do not. So the yellow, and then I think it was three next to go and state of who was running third. Either pop engine had something happen. So I was a big puff of white smoke and he comes into the pitch. And I'm thinking officials if you throw a yellow the fans are going to the grandstands down there will be no atmosphere way left. Hey this way. Number two..

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Jay. Pop culture corner, the most memorable sporting event, you have attended. Here's our first one Packers game against the Vikings ended in overtime by the Tonio Freeman catch it happened right in front of us. That was Monday night football, November six two thousand where Freeman caught the ball falling down. Nobody touched him. He got up and ran and scored the game winning touchdown. The Packers beat the Vikings twenty six to twenty. Let's see Dan says pack that other than last year's opening Packers game against the bears. Tremendous comeback. All right. Four one four seven nine nine one six twenty start with Tom and Hartland, Tommy WTMJ. Hi, how you doing very well? Thank you, your most memorable sporting event that you attended. Yes. We want Super Bowl tickets to the wrong super ball. Unfortunately, led to the Bronco gym. As I said we won the Super Bowl lottery. We want myself. My brother, I think my dad was more proud that the two of us went down anything, you could imagine. Right. What are their incredible things were you don't realize it today with cell phone day everywhere. Things like that. You get your little question. Right. There was a big and what they have that quality cars. And as you're west your did he can pull the ball. You could. Could just kinda watch all the stadium. What's exit other people were there? Everybody all of a sudden there were lines that all the pay phone right payphones? That's another thing. That was. Yes. San diego. Right. Okay. Thanks to call the the one they won was in New Orleans. Four one four seven nine nine one six twenty Marci in Waukesha, Margie or WTMJ. Good afternoon. Good afternoon. The most memorable sporting event, you attended. Eighty to any five hundred Rick Mears, Gordon, Johncock out repairs was ten seconds behind with ten laps to go and get pulling up and up and ended up winning by at that time. What like one hundred of the second which was at that time the closest Indy. Five hundred ever were you an auto racing fan. Or were you just there because it was an event out an auto? Fan, and we were going that was actually the first year that we went, okay? About ten years. You very cool, basically, the I've I've never been to the Indy. Five hundred never been to the Indy. Five hundred. Let's talk to let's see let's talk to the to the to Dawson creek here. WTMJ good afternoon. I recall vividly, the eight year old kid being at the ninety nine Milwaukee. Wave world championship game at the Bradley center. Okay. I vividly. Remember Michael king of bicycle kick to score a goal. Okay. Just how how raunchy and crazy. The Bradley center was sold out to the top. You you barely. She doesn't selling up selling for indoors right for indoor soccer, and those were always fun games to to go to one of the former owners of the wave was a was an acquaintance of mine, Charlie Krause, he passed away last year. I think but I would go occasionally as his guests. Those are always fun games. No question about it. Yeah. They were very kid oriented to and the tickets weren't much money. So it was nice. You know, my dad, and my brother would always go to as many as we could outstanding they used to call the wave. Stephen oak creek. Steve you're WTMJ good afternoon. Good afternoon. It was gave one sixty three. Oh in Chicago in Chicago. Right. Okay. We had never been.

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on 1070 The Fan

1070 The Fan

02:19 min | 3 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on 1070 The Fan

"Of gordon johncock and lloyd ruby it looks very interesting at this time of that backpack they're running in traffic passing cars that are being laugh and it's a very very fierce back to you now this is a tremendous do all this roses just underway lesson for several years now we've had with us am i walking encyclopedia of motor melinda's gift to the speedway network into it because he has tear married here living here and working for you station donald davidson dhamma we're gonna have you come in throughout the day you have for the past several years and compare for us events and the running of the five hundred races and all from your memory what have you noticed so far today thank you very much said well mario andretti dropping out early in this race it seems that each year a popular driver has to go out shortly after the staff last year we had lloyd ruby went out after only two laps and your call in the nineteen fifty nine race the defending winner jimmy bryan without after only one laugh when mario andretti got into larry dixon of relief this is the first time that a relief job has taken place during a race since nineteen sixty two now last year lloyd ruby power on the second day but this is the first time that a car has come into the pits driver got out since nineteen sixty two ninety sixty two to relieve jobs also one in nineteen fifty six and of course back in the early days relief travel was commonplace it now seems the past so this was quite an unusual thing to see just a few minutes ago at the story up to now that's all i have for the moment we'll call you back throughout the day for your very interesting tom and jerry number twenty seven jim ally rookie from denver and a turbocharged with pasta chassis problem jim robbins stable now pulling into the center pit jim shelton on the number four we notice up here that grant hill who started number two now now but he doesn't seem to be in any trouble at all just seems to be cool calm collected and just wait and see and doing a real bind job in eastern up here i'll back to use it betty is luke walton roger makovsky car number rate came into the.

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

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03:07 min | 3 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"The patrick crew under george huning and i don't know who's calculation this worse but some body had figured out we don't need a full tank let's calculate just the amount of fuel that he needs and that'll be it and so i think they've figured eleven seconds and you had the fuel are and somebody was standing by the fuel and tapping them on the back one two for money got to eleven stop and so off johncock goes and i remember the the crew doing high fives and everybody was surprised and that was a timed fuel stop which is very common now but i was not aware that had ever been done it may have been but certainly the penske team hadn't figured that out and at that time for another team to out think penske that didn't happen very often and so now whenever things sorted out and mir sort of gets the tars warmed up there's a deficit of light thirteen seconds so you think well that's that's too much to overcome and then each time he came by he was lopping off like a second second and a half a lap and i remember thinking at the time due dot throw a yellow officials whatever happened do not throw a yellow and then i think it was three laps to go and steve of who was running third either popped in engine or had something happen so it was a big puff of white smoke and he comes into the pets and i'm thinking officials if you throw a yellow the fans are gonna tear the grandstands down there will be no immediate effort straight way left jordan john hey this started this ace turn to now benefited never do on the backstretch still gordon john he's about ten jose streak down the drain doc gordon johncock off turn mirrors has right behind him there was a shot of mir's having stopped and the helmet comes off have sought comes off and he's still in the cockpit now some people will get out of the car and then do it well he took it off while he was sitting there and he's sitting in a cockpit headshot comes off hairs all marsh and he has this huge grin on his face and i thought that is so neat because he lost the race but he enjoyed the competition he's an enthusiast he enjoyed the.

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

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01:43 min | 3 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"The number three finish and our countdown would certainly have been first rick mears started on the pole with a new one in four lap track record and was seen by many rail birds as the man to beat on may thirtieth nineteen eighty two but veterans gordon johncock and tom's neva were able to hang with the penske racing driver to lead in the second half of the race with forty laps to go johncock led but both he and mirrors had to make one more critical pitstop and the tactical decisions made by the two teams at a hand in the outcome of the race so mears came and i and they gave i think it was a sixteen seconds stop because they gave him a full load of fuel and which ended up being not necessary but you didn't think about those things and then another thing that when he came in herm johnson who ended up finishing ninth was also either coming in or coming out and so mears came in behind him and the there was a speed differential and in fact mir's actually got on the brakes and an hat but but it wasn't a crash either but i mean it was a thump and and so he lost time obviously doing that but he didn't think about that at the time so that he makes the stop and i believe it was sixteen seconds all figo's and then three laps later on one eighty six then johncock comes in who now harris a much larger lead and but you still think okay well you know pets keep pitstop were probably when john hawkes time with his stop that not only will they be together but mears might even be a head but but.

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on 1070 The Fan

1070 The Fan

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on 1070 The Fan

"Lap let's go first to larry henry right now they have picked up some of the pieces the car that was left in the apex of turn number three they're moving down to the main body of the car which is in the north short chute they have the record already there they're looking onto the car now there are three emergency vehicles around that are sierra racing car and i would assume they are going to get it out there pronto there were about twenty people there to help pick up all the debris there and put down the quick dry on the track bob in four may have a better view from the north west well it looks like that they are in fact as we speak the car is being pulled from the racetrack on the back of the record now the matter of cleaning up continues and they're putting some oil dry up against the wall there in the north short chute but they are working feverishly ended appears to me that they are going to get the racetrack cleaned up in time for us to go green we certainly hope so dani sullivan is working his one hundred and ninety six lap little over four laps to the end of the indianapolis five hundred a little over eleven miles now gordon johncock in one thousand nine hundred seventy three you won this race on a rainshortened event three hundred and thirtythree some odd miles if sullivan would finish under the yellow we'll let that be attained against his victory were you concerned with that no i don't think so paul he's deserved it he's run up in the lead all it's been a fast scar i think the only thing that really bothered driver is it was rainshortened or something like that in my situation i ran up front also most of the day but if the leaders were to pit and then the yellow came out and you were to finish that way if you were running back seventh or eighth or ninth and leaders at all pitted then i think it would kinda bother me but in the situation with danny right now he certainly earned it he's ran up front all day or the last part of the racist specially and he's been quick so he deserves and maybe the first leader in history to spin while trying to take over the lead recover it and go on to win.

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on 1070 The Fan

1070 The Fan

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on 1070 The Fan

"Crowd collectively held their breath and you can hear aurora dani sullivan got past ron carroll right now the other car turn to dani sullivan is opening up a bit more believes probably fifteen garlic says andretti clashes by right now in that second physician pulls up a little bit closer backstretch here toward larry henry danny racist last year at cleveland pocono in san harry might win his first apples five hundred a day he's got a twenty car like advantage the low of mario andretti quotas courses cooker no on a two and a half mile oval as leading here at indianapolis dani sullivan on the main stretch now beginning to pull further away from betty andretti complete one hundred forty one laps of this race eighteenth lead change ma indianapolis five hundred and gordon johncock i imagine that sullivan really had to think about coming around that time after he's fun passing andretti the first time i kind of doubt that was on his mind all that much you know pretty well occupied watching mario because they were running for full together you could see that danny was running a little harder to i don't know if you better he really didn't look as smooth as mario dinner slung charting coming down the straightaway here is able to get along on the inside of him going into number one in hold him off now stay tuned for the greatest spectacle in racing next on five hundred sixty danny sullivan's leading michael andretti is gonna clear rooms or danton lied to give a shot carthage carpenter annika patrick show me the later scott goodness what a huge nelio castro castro this is the world's greatest race the fan has you covered in malta marathon today a five hundred sixteen coverage starting tomorrow morning at five am the postrace press conference greatest spectacle in racing the indy five hundred on fm one zero seven five and ten seventy the fan your home for indie sports welcome to total wine and more my boy guess all of this bear out of the way how about.

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:49 min | 3 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"And show i was up here one day and and rolled over and went back in the shop has her spouse get it back before my matt from downtown they just laughed at me they helped me my brothers helped me and liam breweries father had their help me but as soon as my parents taught lack was in five minutes before my partner called me in so you know he knew more than i thought he news you know or my brothers or the employees told them you know that i just rolling the car modern layover tried several cars during practice in nineteen sixty five but it didn't appear the rookie would have a shot at a ride capable of making the five hundred until the surprise benefactor step forward the defending champion atop driver on the circuit aj foyt by that time when i walked in i thought i was through because it was sunday night said ma'am you know when one you miss that race your rookie year i always felt that and i still do that the car owners will have anything to do with you because you didn't have the talent to make the race so when you walked in the garage i mean i have my car if you'd like to come out and try it and you know we'll try to get a qualified think about it and come over to my garage will when he walked out my garage voller me you know i mean you gotta be biden's tablets break you know are never bream would happens allen's or would start in the last role for the nineteen sixty five indianapolis five hundred joining one of the greatest rookie classes in the race's history which included future winters mario andretti and gordon johncock fans were excited about the new stars of the brickyard but floyd's chief mechanic george big naughty a man who would later figure prominently in alan here's career wasn't nearly as enthused about flights choice of teammates georgia die when he came in sixty five and asked me to run a second car george naughty went bananas ideas because he didn't want another rookie and you know in the other car even though for you to own the team i guess who whatever i never did understand all of the george did not want me in the car and then after the race then you know he he.

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:22 min | 3 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WJR 760

"The frank beckmann show news talk seven sixty wjr mm you're welcome back into the show mandates while to talk to people like that i can't even begin to tell you what a thriller builds to to be able to pick up the phone like that and say hey it's mario andretti good morning and the i mean if you're any kind of car guy and you get the talked a mario andretti uh one of the alltime greats uh i mean i i'd get spend time each summer up at two achilles cure golf tournament with a gordon johncock whose close friend with the the peng family and the the it's it's just so need to be around people like that uh they do what a lot of us says kids dreamt of doing like one party who talked about he and aldo his twin brother at the age of two grabbing the pot leads and going through broom they didn't even have a car in their house they didn't drive in there on the didn't even on a car in the family and uh of minutes broker were into forever rain can you just picture it and the and they grow up that way it's uh it's just so fascinating the uh the auto show every year has guests like that that uh the come in and roger penske was there this morning and some of his drivers were were along as well and it was i know just a uh a great time for everybody down at cobo uh for that big announcement this morning we'll be down there by the way next week and uh we were not giving up on the era of uh of a detroit cars it i'm i'm not convinced that wherever going to go all the thomas i guess is what i'm saying and i just any of the politicians we schmuck i'm with the democrats and republicans this morning has said no i can't see that we're not going to ban driving uh are you kidding me americans likely drive have you don't want to drive fine will have that possibility but uh my goodness a here's a guy who i know uh i i don't think he was on the line yet so he didn't get to i hear mario andretti but he's a racer himself and he's also the.

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Of cars and drivers were prepared to take over the rookie class of that year as one of the greatest in speedway history eleven rookies qualified including mario andretti joe leonard in gregory body john's gordon johncock george snyder and a newcomer from albuquerque new mexico named i'll unser but unser might not have ever made the field if it wasn't for the defending champions help unser passed his rookie jess but appeared as a side entry wasn't going to be quick enough to make the race in stepped aj foyt who offered unser arrive this backup car the ricky qualified 30second and red all day finishing night the first of what would be an amazing fifteen top10 finishes two years later unser established himself as one of the speedway stop drivers when he finished second to his previous benefactor in folate but that fabulous finished it and satisfy unser nato nor any body that the winner it with if arnie in our in later years i finished second air gear and i was very disappointed never body would we've got to be careful arthur no i that they only remember the guide at win unser crashed in 1968 and he missed the 19th sixty nine race after breaking a leg in a bazaar motorcycle accident in the speedway infield prior to qualify but in nineteen seventy unser was the man to beat and nobody had anything for johnny light nick mattiello strike right johnny lightning special allies are goes by a third number more and jump shell okay ron by hand the man from albuquerque the blue number two anne got quite a hand up here look drought roses one when he came by and that's a great tribute to a great driver with a great car and now here and then i'll answer the second fly the weather of the 1970s indianapolis five hundred mile race unser says the wind changed his life but not exactly the way he expected always hear about how rich.

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"There's a winter behind raed mayors continue to be a favorite but a second victory didn't come as soon as expected in 1980 one miers was seriously burned in a fire in his pets there has a fire running around bottom off that chart threat man's car so we have come fires the area at one on the gold something wrong at the backup tom schneeberger's car cars right side by side not separated by a great deal there is a cloud of smoke up on the pit area fire trump has pulled down through the pits with prion linda assistance here the cool charge as a great deal of fire extinguisher home on it we're trying to get help now they are trying to get help to one of the crew members who was apparently for example be entered as a result of this heavy fire bottles have drawn on out the scariest thing i've ever been involved in but what was scary about it was not the fire it hurt was hot but that's no above above the couldn't breathe that was foot scared me the most now we hope your breath because when it ignited i started straight you know starts struggling to get out of the car win at one point there well start sugar can get out on what to take breath and fortunately now filter flame start down my throat because the fires come up inside the helmet off my chest and i felt a flame started went down my throat quit breather immediately fortunately ended in burma lungs the next year he was the oddson favorite to win the race after he shattered a one in four latte track records in qualifying with penske's new pc ten chassis but late in the race miers founding self chasing down gordon johncock the unlined thought he had plenty for the veteran much found out he didn't know the full story as he share with mark my teeth thumb one on want so i set him up grown in three and got through four got an ice run pulled out to go around me like a done all day and also in the momentum stops like this and then it starts going back the other way he starts pulling down toward the.

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"The rookie class of that year is one of the greatest in speedway history eleven rookies qualified including mario andretti joe leonard massed in gregory body johns gordon johncock george snyder at a newcomer from albuquerque new mexico named al unser but unser might not have ever made the field if it wasn't for the defending champions help unsurpassed his rookie test but appeared as a side entry wasn't going to be quick enough to make the race in stepped aj foyt who offered unser arrived in his backup car the rookie qualify at thirty second red all day finishing night the first of what would be an amazing fifteen top10 finishes two years later unser established himself as one of the speedway stopped drivers when he finished second to his previous benefactor red folate but that fabulous finished it and satisfy unser they don't know anybody that the winner it with if if party in our in later years i finished second air gear and i was very disappointed never body with sudden were gotta be kidding i know that they only remember the guy that win unser crashed in 1968 and he missed the nineteen sixty nine race after breaking a leg in a bizarre motorcycle accident in the speedway infield prior to qualify but in nineteen seventy unser was the man to beat and nobody had anything for johnny light nick area said that hello a yellow strikes johnny linings special allies are goes by a third number four and jump gene okay raw my hands the man from albuquerque the blue number two he got quite a hand up here look crowd roses one when he came by and that's a great tribute to a great driver with a great car emoluments madden allies so the chequered flag the weather of the 1970s indianapolis five hundred mile race unser says the wind changed his life but not exactly the.

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Home child he'd been women come on may fifteen years and my said look at current up the boost your one minute through and he said if you turn of the blue and green button items a laugh laugh through the snow i'm feeling turned it up and i said well they let me get within about ten seconds up on a bigger and go for parole and uh i didn't know it not jit went pan nine eight jackson returned it up i said no after they got in trouble yulo stein newburgh not he wasn't going to let me get you know closing grissom to other impair 'cause i work with him and he knows how like the race audio for world i knew that oh he wanted to reject closely guarded but i didn't know that are in turn boosted up met three boats if moldova in iran to turn momma pointed cut john cox lead to ten seconds a lap with 84 when an all went up in smoke for the michigan standout sell the chase has gone by gordon johncock has pulled over to the left side of us right away the a parisbased slowing he has cut his car and on top of the apron at these southend on the main straight away aj is now charlie harger there is apparently something wrong and gordon johncock scar we say the we say gordon johncock climbing out of his machine at the moment on the grass use the pay of victory lane here at indianapolis it is not victory lane for gordon johncock johncock climbed out of the car and cooled off the creek in turn one floyd cruised to ward history a j boy approaching his fourth win at indianapolis yet given to him when gordon john cox engine failed just several laps ago the white flag is wave court a j foyt hair is ron carole merle i call thank you have any of you and hey this is going to be number two women and make any moore's being lang wetness warned when a peace hottie smartly around the line back out into the wall up the backstretch dr waibel let us take direct said sex the racing freeman are goes floyd toward turn freer gene and the crowd on its readers aj buoyed waving at him wiping it on the abu three in a.

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Come come onto the straight away now that failed sprain out the completion of the murders sir later and john alexander led the first seventeen laps but they would be the only lapse he would be at the front all day unser finished a solid third one of eleven times he finished in the top three at the brickyard another contender fell by the wayside early defending champion johnny rutherford became the answer to an unfortunate trivia question when he dropped out first from 1974 to nineteen 77 rutherford's finishing positions were first second first and last night scott occur the second fair johnny rutherford and far number two what's not expedient dropped down below the yellow line you the shortly back the ball will watch then for johnny rutherford he had started the middle of the sixth row after ten laps he was an aide possession after starting seventeen aj foyt grabbed the lead a left twenty seven and held the top spot until after fifty one but the dominant car on this day would come from the powerful patrick racing team at the indianapolis motor speedway the green light as on they are racing gordon johncock leads this rates aj foyt about a quarter of a lap behind him tom sniya is in third position after leading briefly for four laps gordon johncock took his place at the front he led all but five laps from the 52nd until the one hundred seventy night gordon johncock continues to be our later gordon johncock can often be very misunderstood racing driver he seems to be somewhat arrogant the arrogance is mistaken is truly shine us you'll find when you know gordon johncock he is one of the most compassionate man that's here at the indianapolis motor speedway very compassionate driver shyness unfortunately overcoming but on the racecourse the is not shy he is leading a 500mile race and he has one one here in 1973 though gordon johncock probably feels very strongly about winning this race not just for the fame the.

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"gordon  johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"gordon johncock" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Three lane for gordon johncock johncock climbed out of the car and cooled off in the creek in turn one fully cruised toward history aj foyt approaching his fourth win at indianapolis given to him when gordon john cox engine failed just several labs ago the white flag is way a court a j foyt hair is ron carol paul w and hey this is going to be not away and the indianapolis motor speedway witness warren moon how developing writings thirdly around the mine the wall up novak the waibel dust track said the raising goes floyd toward turn free and the crowd on a daytoday dave loyd waving at on number nri off of argued here jill crowder gerald is going here not only is it a little world older on his break man now the call the chequered flag our chief announcer who dick color great races a palm bay aj foyt down the main straightaway that checkered flag and in the air at indianapolis has won his five hundred mile race aj foyt had waited ten years to become the first fourtime winner of the indianapolis 500 and he sees the moment and made it even more special inviting speedway owner tony hamadeh right on the back of the pace car for the victory lap the winner of the race aj foyt is now seated in the back of the oldsmobile pace car seat alongside him as a speedway owner tony hohmann who started all of this here today with his command to start the engines and the crowd is on their feet they are applauding and cheering for aj foyt well give me kind of a place to live.

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