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Our show for Tuesday May 3, 2016 LIVE from McGilvery's in Speedway, Indiana! The Autosportradio.com Show airs live starting at 7:00 p.m. ET. We are now streaming live video of our show on YouTube! If you're here Tuesday evening between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. ET, then you can click on the link below the screen on the Autosport Radio homepage or go to youtube.com and put "autosportradioshow" in the search box and click. You will be able to see the program live beginning at 7pm ET. When the program is over it will appear on YouTube.com and Autosportradio.com home page within about one hour.
Our First Scheduled Guest



Eddie Cheever


Edward "Eddie" McKay Cheever, Jr. (born in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American racing driver who raced for almost thirty years in Formula One, sports cars, CART and the Indy Racing League. Cheever participated in 143 World Championship Formula One races and started 132, more than any other American, driving for nine different teams from 1978 through 1989. In 1997, he formed his own IRL team and won the 1998 Indianapolis 500 as both owner and driver. The team now competes in sports cars.

In his Formula 1 career, he achieved 9 podiums, and scored a total of 70 championship points. His best year was 1983, when he finished 7th in the championship, scored three podium finishes and one front row start for Renault.

From 1986 to 1988, while still driving in Formula One, Cheever won ten sports car races for Jaguar. In 1990 he moved to the US to drive for Chip Ganassi Racing in the CART series. In his first attempt at the Indianapolis 500, he finished eighth and was named the race's Rookie of the Year, as well as CART's Rookie of the Year. In 1992, he qualified second for the race and finished fourth. In total, he scored four podium finishes in the series, but never won. Driving for A.J. Foyt's team, Cheever came closest to victory at Nazareth in 1995; he was leading the race on the last lap when he ran out of fuel.

In 1996 the Indy Racing League began, and Eddie moved there from CART. Cheever ran for Team Menard for the three-race series, and at the 1996 Indianapolis 500, he set the fastest race lap to date at 236.103 mph (379.971 km/h). Cheever then set up his own team and had his first race as a driver/owner at New Hampshire later that August, which was the first race of the next season.

In 1998, all the pieces came together for Cheever when he took the biggest win of his career. He started from 17th position and led 76 of 200 laps to win the 82nd Indianapolis 500, despite sliding in the first turn of the race's first lap, helping bring out the race's first caution period. He was the first owner/driver to win the race since A.J. Foyt (one of Cheever's former bosses) in 1977.

Cheever's IRL team, active until July 2006, ran cars for Alex Barron and Patrick Carpentier in 2005. Having hung up his helmet in 2002, except for occasional instances such as the 2006 24 Hours of Daytona where he competed in the first race with his new Grand-Am series team, Eddie announced on February 21 2006 he would come out of retirement to run his own car in the IRL's first four races, including the Indianapolis 500. He shut his team down after the 8th race of the season due to lack of sponsorship. The team continues to compete in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.

Currently, Cheever is providing television commentary on ABC for IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500, a position he has held since 2008 with Scott Goodyear, a former three-time runner-up in the Indy 500 who also drove for Team Cheever in 2001.
Our Third Scheduled Guest








Michael Young
aka "trackdude"

Career includes...


PROGRAMMING

•Assistant Program Director / Music Director for two highly regarded and rated radio stations.
Assisted in the development of station concerts including securing bands and negotiating talent fees.

•Secured successful radio station promotions through various record labels and promotion companies.

•Numerous awards and nominations in Billboard and R&R magazines for Music Director of the Year


BROADCASTING

•Racing correspondent and analyst for the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show

• Hosted highly successful one hour talk program “That Racing Show”
•On air talent WRZX and WIOT
•Provided updates and analysis for various radio stations in the United States and Canada on the Indianapolis 500
•Pit Reporter for the IMS Radio Network



TALENT
•Public Address announcer for the IndyCar Series
•Public Address announcer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
•Public Address announcer for the Grand Prix of Toronto
•Public Address announcer for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
•Emcee for the Michael Andretti Foundation Charity Auction
•Emcee for the 2012 March Of Dimes Mother Of The Year Ceremony
•Emcee for the 2009 & 2010 IndyCar Championship Banquet
•Hosted the Ronald McDonald House charity event with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart
•Hosted the national Target Indy Car media buyers campaign
 
Our Second Scheduled Guest



Katie Hargitt


Katie began racing quarter midgets at nine years old. From 2001 to 2008 she attended Lyn St. James' Women in the Winner's Circle and St. James' Driver Development in 2005 and 2006. She eventually moved on to Kenyon and Ford Focus midgets with USAC. From the moment she started winning races, the sport took hold of her. Racing became not just a hobby, but an addiction. After driving for 11 years, she steered her goal towards reporting.
Race tracks are a second home for Hargitt. Since leaving the driver's seat Hargitt has hosted "Kickin' it with Katie" during USAC's 2012 Indiana Sprint Week and was a pit reporter for D1 Mopar midgets with USAC at the Indianapolis Speedrome in 2011.
During the summers of 2011 and 2012 Hargitt interned with the sports department at Fox 59 helping write scripts, edit packages and interview.
In 2012, Hargitt had the opportunity to begin traveling the NASCAR circuit ?with ESPN as a runner. Most recently, Hargitt reported from the pits of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar series season opener at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of St. Pete with IndyCar Radio.
In May 2013, Hargitt graduated from Ball State University with a dual degree in Telecommunications and Journalism.

She now lives out her dream traveling with the Verizon IndyCar Series as a pit reporter for both IndyCar and IndyLights on NBCSN. When not working for NBCSN she is a member of the IMS Radio Network. She also produces and hosts a web show, #UpToSpeed, on IndyCar.com and serves as a member of the public address team at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Our Fourth Scheduled Guest
 
 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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