The Autosportradio.com 2016 Show presented by Honda HPD will stream live on June 28th, 2016, live from McGilvery’s Speedway.. 3009 North High School Road, beginning at 7PM ET.
The program can be seen/heard by logging onto www.autosportradio.com and the program streamed live on YouTube will be on the home page.
When the program concludes you will find the archive available on Don Kay’s YouTube channel.
Scheduled Guests are:
Bob is the most recognizable voice in motorsports and the most respected in the media. He is still; apart of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway PA team for their events.
Bob was born in Richmond, Indiana, and grew up in the nearby town of Liberty. He graduated from Short High School in 1965 and Indiana University in 1969. He was one of the original cornerstone anchors on ESPN when it debuted in 1979, working there as one of the most senior members of the network until 2003. His primary duty was anchoring NASCAR on ESPN from 1979 to 2000 with Ned Jarrett and Benny Parsons. The trio was one of the most popular announcing crews in NASCAR. By the early 1990s, the crew (sans Jarrett, who was contracted with CBS) would also cover races on ABC Sports. During the 1980s, Jenkins also occasionally called CART races on ESPN, prior to the arrival of veteran Paul Page.
Jenkins hosted the weekly racing magazine show SpeedWeek during most of his tenure at ESPN. Jenkins was the television announcer of the Brickyard 400 on ABC from 1994 to 2000.
Concurrent to his work on ESPN & ABC, from 1979 to 1998, Jenkins worked on the IMS Radio Network. He reported various positions, including the backstretch, turn four, and served as chief announcer of the Indy 500 from 1990 to 1998.
By 1999, Jenkins quit the radio crew to focus on television full-time. The ongoing IRL/CART split forced changes in the announcing crews at ESPN/ABC. In addition, ESPN/ABC would be losing NASCAR rights at the end of the season. Paul Page was assigned to the CART Series broadcasts, and Jenkins was moved exclusively to the chief announcing position of the IRL and Indianapolis 500 broadcasts. The arrangement would continue through 2001.
For 2002, with CART floundering, Page was moved back to the IRL, and Jenkins was shifted to the lesser host position. The arrangement created a “crowded” booth with two veteran announcers. In 2003, on Bump Day at the Indy 500 on ESPN, Jenkins made an impassioned commentary, defending the event from media detractors. Many were ridiculing the race and the IRL for struggling to fill the field to the traditional 33 cars.
Marty is an American television sportscaster who worked for ESPN from 1982 to 2013, covering motorsports for the network. Marty was the network’s lead voice for both the IndyCar Series and , and also called the Indianapolis 500.
Marty began his career at WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio in 1975. Among his duties were announcing Ohio State University hockey and Columbus Clippers telecasts. In 1998, he started Marty Reid Enterprises, a video production company. He founded the short course off-road racing series Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) in 1997 and sold it to Jim Baldwin in 2005.
Reid was the lead TV announcer for the NHRA on ESPN from 2001 to 2006, when he took over for Todd Harris as the lap-by-lap commentator of the IndyCar series; this was the same position that he took over for ESPN’s coverage of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 1998 to 2000.
Scott “Chicago’s Own” Jasek
Founded in 2001, the Indy Racing Experience provides fans the ultimate opportunity of a lifetime by experiencing the high speeds of IndyCar racing with our driving and 2-seater programs. While casually talking one afternoon in a small garage on Gasoline Alley in Indianapolis, Scott Jasek, Joe Kennedy and Jeff Sinden imagined stretching out a regular IndyCar Series car to allow for a passenger to sit behind the driver and truly experience the speed and pressure that comes with IndyCar racing. Nearly a decade later, the Indy Racing Experience has evolved into a one-of-a-kind experience for race fans and car enthusiasts.
In addition to taking a ride in the 2-seater driven by an Indy Racing League driver around any of the tracks on the IndyCar Series schedule, fans also have the opportunity to drive these IndyCar machines, which competed in the Indianapolis 500. Thrill seekers have traveled the world to drive these cars at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In November 2008, the Indy Racing Experience expanded its operations to the Walt Disney World® Speedway near Orlando, Fla., and offers daily ride and drive opportunities at the former home of the IndyCar Series’ season opener.
To date, the Indy Racing Experience has given more than 12,000 rides to celebrities, media, race fans and car enthusiasts over the past eight years. However, the history of the company and its owners extends back more than 20 years.
Jeff Sinden and Joe Kennedy started Sinden Racing Service in 1987 out of a small garage on Gasoline Alley. Simply known as “Jeff and Joe” in the racing industry, the pair met while working at Cotter Racing in the mid-1980s. Prior to that they worked individually with several different race teams and drivers. Throughout their early years of racing they experienced the ups and downs of the business with some of open-wheel racing’s largest teams, such as Hemelgarn Racing, Galles Racing and Team Cotter.
Jeff and Joe continued to rise through the ranks while working with legendary drivers Al Unser, Johnny Rutherford, Tom Sneva and Gary Bettenhausen. While at Team Cotter, Jeff and Joe played an integral role in Roberto Guerrero’s second, third, and fourth-place finishes in the Indianapolis 500.
Sinden Racing Service quickly became the one-stop shop for all things racing. Whether IndyCar Series teams needed car parts or pit equipment, either newly fabricated or repaired, SRS was the company to which every team knew to come.
In 2000, Jeff and Joe joined with Scott Jasek, a former executive with Budget Car and Truck Rental, to create the Indy Racing Experience and IndyCar show car program.
The three partners launched its third company, Indy Parts, in 2006. Indy Parts provides quality parts and service to teams in the IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Light series, and is the sole North American distributor for Dallara – a worldwide chassis manufacturer for a number of premier motorsport series.
In the fall of 2008, Sinden Racing Service was formally re-branded Experiential Marketing Incorporated – a first-class marketing company dedicated to providing clients innovative marketing units designed to enhance brand identity. Through its show car program, interactive marketing trailers and simulators, as well as its quality custom fabrication shop, EMI has expanded its client base to include some of the top organizations affiliated with the IndyCar Series, NASCAR, NBA and NFL.