The Five Greatest Indy 500 Broadcasters Of All-Time

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  1. Jack Arute

One of the longest serving voices on pit road for the Indianapolis 500, Jack Arute quickly became one of the strongest voices to cover the madness and mayhem that often occurs during pit stops. While he is no longer working for ESPN or ABC, his history with IndyCar and the Indy 500 is well recognized.

Arute worked on more than IndyCar races over the years, also covering NASCAR, college football, and the NFL. He made the move in 2009 to join Versus, now known as NBCSN, full-time to cover the majority of the IndyCar schedule. Unfortunately, one of the more popular voices in open wheel racing was removed when the network rebranded and cut costs. Today, he can be heard on SiriusXM Radio, and can be found working hard at the Stafford Motor Speedway.

The last Indianapolis 500 to date that Jack Arute covered was in 2009, won by Helio Castroneves. Near the start of the broadcast, he provides an interesting combined interview with Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi, two of the strongest competitors on track with the cars they own. One can only hope that we see Arute back in Gasoline Alley soon.

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