INDIANAPOLIS – Bob Jenkins has accepted the role of chief broadcaster for the USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Series for 2013.
He will orchestrate the announcing duties for 11 events, beginning with the April 28 “Sumar Classic 100” in Terre Haute, Ind. and ending with the September 21 “4-Crown Nationals” in Rossburg, Ohio.
Events Jenkins will announce also are scheduled at Indianapolis, Ind. (3), Madison, Ill., Fountain, Colo., Milwaukee, Wisc., Belleville, Kans., Springfield and DuQuoin, Ill.
“Getting a chance to work in the USAC Silver Crown series will take me back to my roots of racing’” said Jenkins. “My first exposure to racing in the early 60’s was sprint cars and what are now Silver Crown cars. It has always been an exciting form of competition and I look forward to working with the drivers, car owners, crew members, track owners and officials this coming season.”
Jenkins, with Hollywood credits on movies like Days of Thunder and Talladega Nights, is a graduate of Indiana University and Short High School in Liberty, Ind. and served as a cornerstone anchor on ESPN when it debuted in 1979.
Most recently Bob was the lead commentator for the IndyCar Series on NBC Sports Network.
His motorsports expertise with ABC and NBC and his long tenure with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have solidified his position as one of America’s most respected and knowledgeable motorsports aficionados.
At IMS, Bob’s voice has graced the Indianapolis 500, NASCAR’s Brickyard 400, the Formula One United States Grand Prix and the Red Bull MotoGP, among others.
“Obviously, we are beyond delighted that Bob will join our team in 2013,” said USAC Silver Crown Director James Spink. “His expertise and knowledge of our participants, plus the intense appreciation of this type of motorsports, makes him the obvious choice to fill this post. We are indeed fortunate to have his services.”