IMS reports famed announcer Bob Jenkins is fighting 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.

Bob Jenkins (courtesy IMS)

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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