Hello. I’m a life long fan of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Grew up near 30th and Georgetown road. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t think about what’s going on at IMS or what took place in days gone by. The cars, Drivers, Mechanics and Media members are all ingrained in the history of the Speedway and will all be remembered in these pages.
Now, why John Andretti’s picture in post number 1? Well, he’s my friend and the Speedway Daily is my labor of love, so there. OK, that’s not the only reason. 16 years ago John, Joe Staysniak and I started the Race4Riley. We just completed this years event and it may post a record amount of dough for the kids. For sure we will pass the $2 million dollar mark in total donations. Plus John was the first driver to do the double, running the Indy 500 and 600 in Charlotte, NC in one day.
Check back often, tell your friends and give me some feedback. Thanks
David A. Wilson
Northwest High School-Indianapolis Graduated 1973
1973-1975 Em-Roe Sporting Goods-Retail
1975-1983 Various Small engine retailers and wholesalers, Worked in sales, management and parts departments.
1983-1994 Stand up comedian. Headlined Comedy Clubs and other venues across the country. Appeared on several national and local TV and Radio programs.
1984 Showtime’s Funniest Comic in Indiana winner.
2009-Present Performing and producing comedy shows with a message
1992-2009 Owned and operated One-Liners Comedy Club and Wilson’s Bar in Greenwood, IN.
10,000 sq ft operation. Comedy shows 5 nights a week. Booked acts and performed. Managed Wilson’s Bar & Restaurant
1994-1996 Speedway Audio – Owned and operated a wed site that manufactured and sold copies of the IMS Radio Network broadcasts of Indianapolis 500 races
2010-2012 Wilson Productions-Produces an Internet radio staion based in Franklin, IN as well as Video and Podcasts pertaining to activities in Central Indiana.
1994-1997 Indianapolis Colts Announcer @ RCA Dome
1997-2000 Indiana Pacers fill in Announcer
1997-1998 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Announcer
1993-1996 ESPN-Pit reporter for Saturday Night and Thursday Night Thunder
1993-1995 WNDY-TV Indianapolis. Covered The 500 and 400 at IMS as a reporter
1994-1996 WNDY-TV Indianapolis. Hosted late night movie show
1994-1995 ESPN2 Play by Play anchor for Saturday Night Lighting Kart Races
1983-1995 WFBQ-Bob & Tom Show-“The King” Comedy Character
1991-1995 WFBQ-Bob & Tom Show-Racing Reporter for the show
1991-1994 WNDE Sunday Morning Sports Talk Show-Host
2003-Present Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network-Color commentator, Stats, Pit Reporter.
1995-2009 WIBC-Host of The Dave Wilson Show Arbitron ranked #3 12 Plus Fall book 2008
“Resurrection” portrayed Franklin
1992-2009 One-Liners Comedy Club hosted fund raising and charity events weekly.
Estimated over $500,000 in contributions in 16 years of operation
1996-2011 Kroger Race for Riley presented by Cheerio’s in 14 years John Andretti and I
raised over 1.9 million dollars for Riley’s Children’s Hospital in Indy. We
also brought awareness to the importance of the work and research there.