The Autosportradio.com 2018 Show presented by Honda and HPD, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Verizon IndyCar Series and the SVRA will stream live on Tuesday October 30th live from McGilvery’s Speedway.. 3009 No High School Road.. beginning at 7PM ET.
What Derek Daly said about racial slur
In his statement to the IndyStar, Daley wrote: “Last night WISH-TV severed ties with me after former sports broadcaster Bob Lamey apparently inaccurately attributed a racial slur to me during an interview in the early 80’s. It was reported on their web site that I confirmed this. Both of these reports are factually incorrect. On this subject, I was never interviewed by Bob Lamey. The slanderous statements made by Bob, and now being attributed to me, are not only factually incorrect, but offensive.”
“I responded by explaining that I was a foreign driver now in America, driving for an American team, with an American crew, and with an American sponsor – and that if things did not go well, the only ‘n-word in the wood pile’ would be me,” Daly said in his statement.
Mark replaces Paul Page, who led the race broadcasts for the last two years. He has served as turn and pit lane reporter for the network since 1996 as well as being the lead announcer for the Indy Lights Series broadcasts.
“Mark’s been doing this for 20 years and he brings a ton of enthusiasm to each broadcast,” said Wally Leavitt, general manager for the radio network. “He’s the senior member on the network, he knows the product inside and out and has a great love for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, for INDYCAR, for Indy Lights. He is the right person for the job.”
“The most important thing to me is to make sure that the event is front and center, and not me,” Jaynes said. “I think all of the chief announcers have done a tremendous job of that, and that’s what I want to continue. I hope to glean the passion and enthusiasm that they all felt for the race itself and the facility and the fans.”
Anders “The Viking” Krohn
After a youth in karting, Anders moved to cars in the Swedish Junior Touring Car Championship in 2006. In 2007 he primarily raced in Benelux Formula Ford series but made a few appearances in other Formula Ford series and participated in the Formula Ford Festival, finishing 11th in Duratec class. In 2008 he moved to the United States and competed in the F2000 Championship Series for Anderson Racing where he won the championship. In 2009 he competed for Mundill in the Star Mazda Championship, winning at the Milwaukee Mile and finishing 6th in points For the 2010 season he stayed in Star Mazda but returned to Andersen Racing. He made his Firestone Indy Lights debut for Andersen Racing on July 4 at Watkins Glen International. He finished second in Star Mazda points despite not winning a race thanks to finishing sixth or better in every race. He raced full-time in Firestone Indy Lights in 2011 for Belardi Racing in the team’s first season in Indy Lights. He finished seventh in points with a best finish of fifth (twice). In 2012 he made two Indy Lights starts (including the Freedom 100 for Bryan Herta Autosport. He finished 20th in points.
In 2017 Andres announced he had accepted a role with NBCSN doing reports and interviews trackside at IndyCar events. When NBC/SN lost one series thus had to bring their broadcast team to IndyCar so when “The Viking” lost his pit reporting the IMS Radio Network came calling and the Team of Chief announcer Mark Jaynes and Anders became the analyst thus putting an outstanding broadcast duo.
See you Tuesday evening at McGilvery’s Speedway…