Longtime racing announcer Bob Jenkins battling cancer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Longtime racing announcer Bob Jenkins said he plans to scale back his work at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this May as he undergoes radiation and chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer.

The 73-year-old Jenkins made the announcement Tuesday near the end of a 24-minute video posted on the speedway's YouTube account.

In it, Jenkins explained how he woke up with a severe headache on Christmas night and drove to a hospital. Doctors initially thought Jenkins had suffered a stroke, but a further examination revealed two malignant tumors in his right temple.


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