It still seems strange that a proven announcer like Bob Jenkins is toiling away on Indy Lights recaps, but at least he isn't suffering the indignity of calling Competitive Eating like Paul Page does these days. Anyhow, Curt Cavin has dropped the news that Jenkins will likely be getting a call-up for a few races this season while Marty Reid is off calling N-Word races.
Question: I have heard rumbles about Bob Jenkins announcing 2 IndyCar races for ESPN because Marty Reid has Nationwide Series races that conflict. Is there any truth to this? Could it possibly turn out that next year, Mr. Jenkins returns to the ESPN booth full time? (Scott, Hughesville, Pa.)Jenkins is the consummate professional who probably should be calling the IndyCar series races anyways, although having him call a race with the Canadian Dry that is Scott Goodyear could turn out to be sleep inducing.
Answer: I think I heard Bob say he's doing two races for Marty. As for full-time work, I'm not sure that's under consideration at this time, but maybe
Now if the unflappable Jenkins were to paired with the highly-flappable Derek Daly, well then that's a horse of different color.