Episode #39, Indy 500, Danica Patrick and a reporter’s legacy

Michael James

Mark Glover has been a journalist for more than 40 years. He’s reported on sports, news and business and with a keen interest in automobile racing, particularly the Indianapolis 500.

Glover, who lives in Sacramento, will be attending the Indy 500 with his son. It’s a special time, since the duo has been attending the event together for nearly 30 years. The elder Glover is well into his second half-century of witnessing what is called the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing.”

The Indy 500 is the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." Sacramento Journalist Mark Glover has attended the race 56 times.
The Indy 500 is the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Sacramento Journalist Mark Glover will be attending the race for the 56th time.

Glover is our guest on Episode 39 of The Weekly Driver Podcast. Co-host Bruce Aldrich and I talk with Mark about his history at the Indy 500, the event he first attended with his father when he was a young boy.

We also talk with Mark iconic drivers, four-time winner A.J. Foyt to Danica Patrick, who is competing in the last race of her career. We discuss changes in the race and the evolving cars.

Bruce and I also ask Mark about his favorite drivers and memories from the event.

The 102nd Indianapolis 500 is scheduled Sunday, May 27.

Watching or listening to the event is available in traditions and non-traditional broadcasts. Here’s a link to IndyMotorSpeedway.com. It provides a good overview of the various methods to experience the event.

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Article Last Updated: May 24, 2018.

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