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Jack Arute    

Retired Sportscaster; President of the Stafford Motor Speedway

Jack Arute made his debut on "ABC's Wide World of Sports'" live telecast of the National Championship Sprint Car Racing in April 1984. He also has covered the U.S. Grand Prix Motocross Championships for "Wide World" and the network's same-day coverage of the Grand Prix of Monaco. Since 1984, he has been a member of ABC Sports' Indianapolis 500 broadcast team as a pit reporter. For the last 10 years, he has appeared on ABC's IndyCar, IRL, NASCAR Winston Cup and International Race of Champions (IROC) coverage.

Jack Arute served as a reporter for ABC Sports' coverage of cycling, tennis and soccer during the Pan American Games, and for Super Bowl pre-game coverage and the Tournament of Roses Parade. Most recently, he hosted the Luge World Championships from Altenburg, Germany, for "Wide World."

He has also hosted ESPN's coverage of Street Luge during the Summer X-Games; Super Modified Shovel Racing and Downhill Mountain Biking on ESPN's Winter X-Games coverage; as well as Timber and Dog events on the network's "Great Outdoor Games."

Arute is a three-time recipient of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association Award for Television, including AARWBA's 2001 award for Best Radio and Best Television Presentation. He has been similarly cited for his TV work by the National Motorsports Press Association, and received their Broadcaster of the Year Award in 1988.

In his spare time he competes in sprint car races, as well as serving as president of his family's NASCAR racetrack, the Stafford (Connecticut) Motor Speedway.

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