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Jack Arute

Jack Arute at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2009.

Jack Arute, III ( ) (born September 28, 1950) covers the NFL and college sports for Sirius XM Radio. He is the president of the Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut. He used to be an auto racing pit reporter and college football sideline reporter for ESPN and ABC, and covered the Izod IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on Versus.


Arute was born in Connecticut, the son of Jack Arute, Jr. and grandson of Jack Arute, Sr., owners of a prominent construction company in the state. (Arute Field, a football stadium in New Britain, is named for the family.) Arute is a graduate of the University of Vermont.[1]

Arute began his work with ABC Sports and ESPN in 1984, after serving as a radio commentator for the Motor Racing Network from 1972 to 1980, where he was known as "Jackie Arute". He then served as Vice President of Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1980. In recent years, he has served as president of Stafford Motor Speedway, a regional NASCAR track in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, a track which the family has owned since 1970. His brothers Mark and Rob are CEO and Vice President, respectively, at the track.

Arute was one of the track announcers during the 1970s, establishing the circuit as a top race track in the Northeast, establishing a strong link of announcers which also included Mike Joy.

Arute worked as a pit reporter on CART, Indy Racing League (IRL), and NASCAR telecasts on ESPN and ABC from 1984 to 1998 and 2000 to 2009. In 1999, he covered the IRL for Fox Sports Net and Speedvision. In some instances, namely in 2004, Arute served as a booth announcer. During the same time period at ESPN and ABC, during the off-season of auto racing, Arute served as a sideline reporter for college football and during at least one NFL playoff game.

In 2009, Arute joined the Versus on-air crew for the 2009 IndyCar season, serving on both the Versus and ABC telecasts. In August 2009, Indianapolis Star reporter Curt Cavin said that Arute will be leaving ESPN at the end of 2009 in favor of Versus full-time. He was fired from Versus due to cost-cutting moves after the merger with NBCUniversal. He was replaced by Kevin Lee, who is also a pit reporter for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Network.


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External links

  • by Jack Arute with Jenna Fryer, foreword by A.J. Foyt, published by Sports Publishing L.L.C., 2006Jack Arute's Tales from the Indy 500
  • ESPN
  • SKModifiedPage
  • Stafford Motor Speedway
  • ABC Sports - Jack Arute at the Wayback Machine (archived October 14, 2004)
  • Official Bio
  • Official Blog
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