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Jack Arute at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May of 2009.

Jack Arute, Jr. (pronounced /əˈruːt/ "uh-root") is an auto racing pit reporter and college football sideline reporter for ESPN, auto racing pit reporter for Versus, and radio host for Sirius Satellite Radio's NFL Radio as well as being president of the Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut.


Arute began his work with ABC Sports and ESPN in 1984, after serving as a radio commentator for the Motor Racing Network from 1972–1980. 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. He is now an announcer with Versus.

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.

In August 2009, The Indianapolis Star reporter Curt Cavin said that Arute will be leaving ESPN at the end of 2009.

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