Autosportradio.com Show for January 8, 2013 (Boles X2, Jenkins)
Story posted - Jan 08 2013 6:37 AM
The Autosportradio.com 2013 Show will stream live audio/video from McGilvery's Speedway,
3009 N. High School Road
Wednesday, January 8th, 2013, beginning at 7:00 PM ET.
The show can be seen/heard live by logging on to www.autosportradio.com and clicking on the "Current Show" tab. When the guest page opens click on where it says.."click here to watch live" or click here.
Our First Scheduled Guest... Judge Jeff Boles
A Butler grauate who got his law degree from Indiana University School in 1974. Was in private practice from 1975-1978.
Jeff was elected to the Hendricks County Circuit Court in 1978.
The first 500 Jeff attended was in 1946 and was hooked. Along the way he was the editor of the United States Auto Club from 1960-1964. He was a USAC Observer from the mid 1980's and became a member of the IndyCar Observer since the formation of the IRL.
Our Second Scheduled Guest... Doug Boles
Doug Boles joined the staff of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as director of public relations and brings the experience of a Motor-sports businessman, attorney and former race team executive. In October of 2012 he was promoted to Vice President of Communications for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hulman and Company.
Doug brings nearly 15 years of executive-level motor-sports experience in the areas of team operations, marketing, sponsorship and public relations. He started his new position at IMS on Monday.
A Butler University graduate, Boles was a founding partner of Panther Racing, one of the IZOD IndyCar Series' most successful teams, and served as a co-owner and team chief operating officer from 1997 until early 2006.
Doug, who also earned a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, served as executive vice president of the marketing and advertising agency ignition Inc. from 2006 to 2008, then became partner in the marketing agency i3Worldwide while conducting his own private law practice, primarily representing drivers, race teams and sponsors.
"Doug's experience in multiple areas of the motor-sports entertainment industry, along with his lifelong interest in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its events, make him an excellent addition to our team, and we are excited to welcome him aboard," said Jeff Belskus, president and CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp.
Boles also brings civic experience to the Speedway, having served as director of governmental and corporate affairs for Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith 1992-1997, where he spearheaded the nation's first government-led effort to attract motor-sports companies and jobs to a community.
Our Third Scheduled Guest... Bob Jenkins
I have spent over 30 years broadcasting auto races. My first job in television was in early 1979 as a pit reporter for the first CART race in Phoenix, Arizona on NBC. When ESPN, the all sports cable network went on the air in September of 1979, I was one of the first announcers hired. Through the years I have served as host and play-by-play announcer for the Izod IndyCar telecasts including the Indianapolis 500, and from 1982 to 2000 I anchored ESPN and ABC's coverage of NASCAR Winston Cup telecasts which received 17 Sports Emmy Awards during that time.
From 1983 to 1997, I served as host of ESPN'S SpeedWeek, a weekly program of racing news, results, previews and features. I also worked as a co-anchor on Speed News, which airs on Speed TV.
In 1990 I was nominated for an ACE (Award for Cable Excellence) Award in the Sports Host Category. From 1979 to 1999, I served as a member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, serving as the "Radio Voice of the 500" from 1990-1999.
I have received many honors including induction into the National Auto Racing Fan Club Hall Of Fame in May of 2006, and the "Tony Hulman Award" given by the same organization for unselfish devotion to motor sports, the Roger McCluskey Award from the United States Auto Club in recognition of his standards of excellence in the sport of auto racing, and the Henry T. McLemore Motorsports Press Award which recognizes outstanding motorsports journalism in the field of writing, broadcasting or photography. A permanent plaque with his likeness is in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Alabama.
I was also awarded a "Sagamore of the Wabash", the highest civilian award given by the state of Indiana, in recognition of his work in many civic and charitable efforts.
Growing up in eastern Indiana, I fulfilled a lifetime dream when I began anchoring the ABC telecast of the Indianapolis 500. I am the only announcer who has anchored coverage of the three events held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - the Indianapolis 500, NASCAR'S Brickyard 400, and the US Grand Prix Formula One race. I also serve on the tracks public address staff.
The latter third of 2012 was a very difficult time for Bob as he lost a close friend, his brother then he lost his wife of 44+ years to brain cancer. He is a survivor of colon cancer and currently reside in suburban Indianapolis.
What is next? Maybe back to the mulch and landscape business? To be sure he will still be a presence at IndyCar and maybe some short track races. You can be sure Bob will be busy during the month of May and will not abandon racing!
We'll see you Tuesday at McGilvery's!