Tom Sneva talks about the meaning behind his nickname

A smiling Tom Sneva waves to race fans from victory lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29, 1983 after winning the 67th annual race at an average speed of 162.117 mph in Indianapolis. Helping Sneva celebrate is at right, car owner/ builder, George Bignotti. The victory is Sneva's first in ten Indianapolis starts and Bignotti's seventh car to win. (AP Photo/Charlie Bennett)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -Tom Sneva “The Gas Man” won the Indianapolis 500 in 1983.

Sneva was named to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2005.

24-Hour News 8’s Derek Daly caught up with him on his home turf in Phoenix and he even talked about his nickname.

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