Bob Jenkins Death – Obituary News :legendary motorsports broadcaster Bob Jenkins has died.
We are sad to report that legendary motorsports broadcaster Bob Jenkins. has passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media on August 9. 2021.
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of legendary motorsports broadcaster Bob Jenkins.
He will be truly missed by race fans around the world.
Bob was one of the kindest, most genuine people anyone could meet, and his legacy will live forever. https://t.co/Zkzt6aGHLY
— Indianapolis Motor Speedway (@IMS) August 9, 2021
Indianapolis Motor Speedway @IMS We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of legendary motorsports broadcaster Bob Jenkins. He will be truly missed by race fans around the world. Bob was one of the kindest, most genuine people anyone could meet, and his legacy will live forever.
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Condolences.Mary Ann Bradley Coons wrote
So sorry to hear this. He’s from the small town where I grew up. I knew his brother. I thought he was one of the best announcers in Indy racing.Greg Clifford wrote
Sorry to read this. I loved hearing his voice calling a race. I met him in California before a race at Fontana. At least with his wife now.Phil Farley wrote
Such sad news! He didn’t last long after his diagnosis, but his golden voice and wonderful personality will survive as long as we, the fans, have memory.Wayne Chauvin wrote
He will be greatly missed. He was a voice you always looked forward to hearing in the month of May. RIP Bob! Condolences to his family.Tim Blair wrote
A great voice has been silenced, RIP Mr. Jenkins. You were a great broadcaster, and emulated by many. Thanks.
James Lafreeda wrote
Incredibly sad…. Bob hosted Speedweek on ESPN, I just loved that show. His genuineness always came thru in the booth with anyone but particularly Ned and Benny. God Bless…..So very sad
Remember meeting him in the mid 60’s when he crash landed his glider in a field at the neighbors.It turned out to be a big neighborhood get together, and his father Wayne Jenkins, the CBS channel 10 weather man even came down and joined us.
Always enjoyed listening to him on my tractor radio calling the 500 each May.Rest in Piece Bob.
I’m sure the good Lord has a race waiting for you to call in Heaven.James Huber
Will never forget his calling of the finish of the 1992 Indy 500 between Al Jr and Scott Goodyear. It will live in my memory forever. He was a true legend.Karen Kershaw Barnard
Rest in peace, Bob. May your loved ones, colleagues and admirers (like me) be comforted by the memories of happy times.Penny Rebisz
He was the broadcaster I listened to when I first started watching NASCAR. Rest in peace Bob!Earl Fannin
he will be missed. he was legendary as an announcer and was receptive to story ideas pitched by us PR flaks. and he was a friend to all. Rest in Peace sir.Eldonna Rees
So sorry to hear this. I loved his broadcast. I was happy when he returned to the track after his wife’s passing. He will be missed.Jason Switzer
R.I.P. Bob Jenkins thank you for all the memories at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Thank you for wonderful information I learned from your work. I bet Bob Jenkins and Benny Parsons are calling Nascar races from heaven and Jim Nabors is singing Back Home Again In Indiana.Jeff Heidinger
Loved him when he did the nascar races on espn. With Benny Parsons and Ned Jarrett .Dave Morris
The most recognizable voice in motorsports, next to Tom Carnegie.Michael Hudgins
Bob stepped in at the last minute and hosted one of the fund raising events for the Kenny Irwin Jr. Foundation a few years ago. He was kind, funny and consummately professional. He will be missed.Ray Ervin
Bob Jenkins Benny Parsons and Ned Jarrett. The three of them were the best race broadcasters ever and there will never be anyone like them. Bob Jenkins was a phenomenal race broadcaster and loved to hear him broadcast NASCAR races. Rest in peace Bob JenkinsJeremy Rose
A legend. He is the voice of racing for me. One of the soundtracks to my life. Rest In Peace, Mr. Jenkins.Ben Dowden wrote
I met a few years ago here in Crawfordsville were he moved to. One of the nicest people ever. I’ll never forget when he said it would be 20 bucks for a photo and then just laughed and laughed!! Awesome guy!