His name and particularly his voice are synonymous with the Indianapolis 500. He’s been in movies with the likes of Tom Cruise and Will Ferrell. He has worked alongside the most well-known and famous stars of Indy car as well as NASCAR. He was on the original team that launched ESPN and later worked for NBC Sports.
And he lives right here in Crawfordsville.
Bob Jenkins recently sat down and talked about the life he’s led and how he ended up moving to Crawfordsville last October. For some, it’s a life that’s hard to imagine. For the 67-year-old, despite some personal tragedies, it’s one he’s extremely thankful for.
“I’m just a race fan who got lucky,” he said while sipping coffee in Allen’s Country Kitchen in downtown Crawfordsville last week.
Jenkins knows about small towns. He grew up in Liberty, Ind., the county seat of Union County, just a short chute drive away from Ohio. It was a small town during a very different time.