‘Voice of Indy 500’ Bob Jenkins announces battle with brain cancer

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Bob Jenkins (courtesy IMS)

INDIANAPOLIS––The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) announced Tuesday that long-time announcer and track personality Bob Jenkins is battling brain cancer.

IMS said Jenkins will reduce his role this year as a result of the diagnosis, and said, “The IMS family is here for you. We can’t wait to see you back at the track!”

The announcement came with a special Behind The Bricks Extra video featuring Jenkins that can be viewed in full here.

In the video, Jenkins describes his career by simply saying, “I have only been a race fan who got lucky.”

“I’m not going to completely retire. I’m going to say I am cautiously optimistic about working some of the public address this year, but you will not see me or hear me as much as you have during the past few years.”

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