Conflict of Interest: The Summer of Jan Opperman

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EPISODE SUMMARY

In the seventh episode of “Tim Coffeen Talks Indy Car and Racing History,” Tim looks back at his relationship with driver Jan Opperman, an American racing legend who left us way too soon. Opperman was a competitive racer, but also a man of the cloth, and those two seemingly opposite interests were quite unusual in the world of Sprint and Indy cars.

While he was driven to win, Opperman also wanted to assist those in need. His miraculous season in the summer of 1972, when he won 44 main events, helped him to accomplish both of those objectives…as well as to attract attention from the upper levels of the U. S. racing hierarchy.....

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Tim Coffeen - the man with the stories

Joe Ziemba - host and interviewer

Ross Blilie - intro/trailer production

SHOW BIO

Tim Coffeen, the host of “Tim Coffeen Talks Indy car and Racing History,” will share stories and memories from his long career with top Indy car teams. As a winner of seven championship rings, Tim not only understands the history of open-wheel racing, he has lived it!

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