Friday, May 27, 2011

Retro TV Friday

Until about a decade ago, every ABC broadcast from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway carried the same background music in the cold open for the broadcast (500, 1988-2001; 400, 1994-2000), the background being the theme to the TWA Flight 847-inspired movie The Delta Force.

Note this is from the 1998 Brickyard 400, but note the voice narrating this introduction is current Versus INDYCAR lead broadcaster Bob Jenkins (compared to current ESPN NHRA broadcaster Paul Page). Jenkins called last week's qualifying, henceforth the decision to use a Jenkins call and not a Page call for the signature theme of Indianapolis.

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