80s Indianapolis 500 1988 NASCAR Striped Jersey t-shirt Medium
Chest 19 in.
Length 26.5 in.
Content: 50% cotton 50% polyester
Tag Brand: Lexington
This amazing double sided raglan shirt commemorates the 72nd running of the NASCAR Indianapolis 500 in 1988. The front features a large graphic of the 1987 winner Al Unser Sr.'s March 86c #25 open wheel car that he drove for Team Penske. The back of the tee features the names of all the drivers who have ever won the Indy 500.
Team Penske went into the race hoping for a podium sweep with drivers Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan, and defending champ Al Unser Sr. Unser Sr. was tied for the most Indy wins after his '87 win and he was aiming to break the record this time around. The team swept all three starting positions and the three men held leading positions through the first half of the race. Unfortunately, Sullivan crashed on lap 102 which left Unser and Mears to hopefully represent Team Penske on the podium.
As the race was coming to a close, race officials issued a two-lap penalty to Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi, who was in second place, because they claimed he illegally passed driver Rich Vogler. When the race ended, this left Rick Mears in first and Al Unser Sr. in second. However, Rich Vogler himself went to the officials and pleaded with them to lift the penalty because he claimed that he had waved the Brazilian on, since Vogler was 10 laps down at the time. This made Fittipaldi's pass legal and boosted him to the second place position and moved Unser Sr. down to third place.
This t-shirt fits like a modern unisex adult medium.