#227, Journalist Mark Glover set for 58th Indy 500

James Raia

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500.

Mark Glover, the long-time Sacramento-based journalist, will continue his passion for motorsports this week. He will attend the Indy 500 for the 58th time.

It will be a family affair. Glover’s son will accompany his father for the 30th time.

The 106th Indy 500 is scheduled May 29 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The 106th Indy 500 is scheduled May 29 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Glover is our guest on this episode of The Weekly Driver podcast. Co-host Bruce Aldrich and I talk with the Indy 500 historian about his legacy at the race, the event he first attended with his father when he was a young boy.

Glover was also our guest on Episode #39 in 2018.

We also talk with Glover in Episode #227 about iconic drivers. From four-time winner A.J. Foyt to Hélio Castroneves and his chances of breaking the career-win record shared by Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears.

Indy 500: Veterans, Rookies Intriguing

We also discuss changes in the race and its evolving cars, Mark’s favorite drivers and memories from the race

“I’m kind of chomping at the bit because I missed the two,” says Glover, of the Covid-19 altered event. “Of course, no one could go in 2020; And last year, they didn’t want you to go through airports and it was still shaky and I didn’t go.

“I am literally starving for my Indy 500 fix. What really intrigues me this year is the mix of veterans and young folks. You have some very capable older drivers, multiple winners of the race, names that are instantly recognizable throughout the field and then you have a lot of kids.

Indy 500: Unknown Winner?

“It is possible this time around that on Sunday race day you could have a winner, a young man who 98 percent of the sporting public has no idea who he is.”

Glover is also a long-time automotive columnist. Read his new car reviews and automotive features on his website AutoGlo.

The 106th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled Sunday, May 29.

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Article Last Updated: May 23, 2022.

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