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Tales From The Indianapolis 500 (Tales from the Team) [Hardcover]

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5 April 2012 Tales from the Team
Jack Arute was a fresh-faced 18-year-old just out of high school when he made his first trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As a graduation present from his father, the two set out for the 1969 Indy 500. When he walked through the gates, it was everything he thought it would be: Gasoline Alley in front of him. The yellow shirts blaring on their whistles to clear the way for the drivers passing through. He soaked it all in that day and took a hundred pictures. Arute realized that day just how special Indy was and how he wanted to somehow be a part of it. Arute eventually made that dream come true through his job as pit reporter for ABC Sports. From his initial fear of approaching A.J. Foyt in the garage as a cub reporter to watching Danica Patrick rewrite the role of women in motorsports when she became the first woman to lead a lap in the 89th running of the race and beyond, "Jackie" has seen it all. He now relates all of his greatest, funniest, and most meaningful stories in Tales from the Indy 500.

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The best stories from the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway - newly updated.

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Jack Arute has always been moving fast. He graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in psychology and communications. He then went on to serve as a radio commentator for Motor Racing Network from 1972 until 1980. His success and dedication as an announcer is partially responsible for the post 1970s rise of motor racing in the northeastern US. When he's not busy on a telecast, Arute serves as President of the family owned Stafford Motor Speedway. He lives in Suffield, Connecticut. Jenna Fryer is a New Jersey native and graduate of West Virginia University. She has been covering on auto racing in 2000 and is now considered one of the Associated Press's best NASCAR reporters. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. As the only driver to win the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500, and the 24 Hours of Le Man, A. J. Foyt is a living legend in the world of racing. Over the course of his career he's won over 150 major races and 12 national titles. He has received recognition from multiple Halls of Fame and is currently the driving force behind the ABC Supply Racing Team. He lives in Houston, Texas.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read 4 July 2012
By boilermaker - Published on Amazon.com
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A great read. You can tell that Jack is a track insider, getting stories you don't hear from other sources. Looking forward to the next collection of stories about the racers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A VIEW FROM INSIDE THE INDY 500 7 Jun 2012
By garyintn - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is not written by someone who did some interviews,did some research added a few pictures and called it a book.Its written by Jack Arute who lived inside the Indy 500 for 30 years.Its full of 1st hand information that happened abruptly and in many cases at 230 mph.I attend this race myself including the 2012 event and I am impressed by it.BUY IT,BUY IT,BUY IT.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! 21 Oct 2013
By mopsie - Published on Amazon.com
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I always liked Jack's broadcasting and was sorry when he no longer did television. My first Indy 500 was also the same as Jack's first. My Dad took me for my birthday in 1969. It made a huge impression on me. I've not been there as many times as Jack but I've held tickets since 1990 and have never been disappointed. And the book doesn't disappoint either. A very good read!
3.0 out of 5 stars Was hoping for a little more "meat"! 21 Jan 2014
By Victor Martino - Published on Amazon.com
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Stories are ok, just a little on the lighter side. I was hoping for more unknown, gritty stories of when men were men!
4.0 out of 5 stars Tales from Indy 8 Jan 2013
By Amy S - Published on Amazon.com
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Purchased this book for my Father in Law for Christmas. He's an avid F1, Indy, Cart, IRL (insert the series' current name here) fan. He was very excited to start reading the book and liked the fact that it was a series of short stories about Indy. I too am a big fan of open wheel racing and can't wait to borrow the book back from him to read it himself. I've never been to the 500, but I did attend the last F1 race their in 2007.
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