From the Inside Flap
When he walked through the gates, it was everything he thought it would be: Gasoline Alley in front of him. The yellow shirts blaring on their whistles to clear the way for the drivers passing through. He soaked it all in that day and took a hundred pictures. Arute realized that day
just how special Indy was and how he wanted to somehow be a part of it.
Arute eventually made that dream come true through his job as pit reporter for ABC Sports. From his initial fear of approaching A.J. Foyt in the garage as a cub reporter to waiting out Gil de Ferrans tears after he won the 87th running of the Indy 500, "Jackie" has seen it all. Jack Arutes Tales from The Indianapolis 500 chronicles the amazing moments, dramatic finishes, and high emotion of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
About the Author
Jenna Fryer currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. She knew as a teenager she wanted to write about sports and got her chance as a journalism major at West Virginia University, where she covered the Mountaineers football team for the student newspaper. Since graduating in 1996, she has covered a range of sports, from Southeastern Conference football in the deep South to the high speeds of NASCAR. She attended her first Indy 500 in 2003.