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Happy New Year

Posted in Comedy Gigs, Speedway Daily, Stand up with tags , on December 31, 2012 by davethekingwilson

2 of the boys join me in wishing you a great 2013.

Frank and Tag

Frank and Tag

Here is the first article I’m writing for “Indiana Rider” magazine. Hope you like it.

New Year, new magazine, new columnist. Indiana Rider is an exciting new venture by a group of people not afraid to take a chance. Magazine publishing is a tricky business and I applaud those in charge. Pitfalls lurk around every corner; potholes threaten to upset the delicate balance of a new venture, like having me write a column.
I’ve written a lot of jokes, comedy bits, commercials, reports and even a 6 hour radio broadcast called the “Fantasy 500”, but never a column. Though I have to admit 2013 is destined to be a great year for me and I’ll explain why. Years ending in “3” has always seen me begin new endeavors or experience accomplishment.
1963-Went in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 1st time beginning a lifelong love affair
1973-Graduated from Northwest High School. Just barely.
1983-Started doing stand-up comedy full time
1993-Opened One-Liners Comedy Club in Greenwood, IN
2003-Was asked to join the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network as a color commentator.
2013-? The world is my Oyster
So what have I been up to? Well, not long ago I had three full time jobs.
1) Traveling with the Radio Network broadcasting the IndyCar series Races
2) Running One-Liners/Wilson’s Bar & Restaurant
3) Doing the afternoon drive slot on WIBC
Then in June of 2008 after 15 ½ years we decided enough of the bar/nightclub business and closed One-Liners.
2 months later Wally Leavitt, the IMS Radio Network Director came to me and said he had to cut someone from the traveling team, they wanted cutbacks. “Well cut me” I volunteered. After all I still have a full time job and don’t depend on the money like the rest of the guys so Wally took me out. Then 2 months after that I got fired at WIBC! So, I became a career consultant. Passing along my knowledge and history of good choices to the younger generation.
Actually I’m happy to be a part of Indiana Rider and hope you’ll join me here in the coming issues. You can also catch me at

I’ll be telling jokes at the Royal Theater” in Danville, IN on Thursday night Feb 14. Nothing says Love like the King doing comedy.



Hanging at the Brickyard

Posted in Bob & Tom Show, Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pics taken by me, Speedway Daily with tags , , on July 29, 2012 by davethekingwilson

Go to for more photos from Sundays Brickyard 400

The spot in victory lane where the winning car stops:)
Shot 072912 pre race

I made it to Victory Lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway!

Posted in Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pics taken by me, Race 4 Riley, Speedway Daily with tags , , , on July 28, 2012 by davethekingwilson

Finally! After coming here since March 1963, I made it to Victory Lane. Our Race4Riley put me there)

Fans in the pits at Indy

Posted in Brickyard 400, Indianapolis 500, Pics taken by me, Speedway Daily, This Day in Speedway History with tags , on July 27, 2012 by davethekingwilson

Fans in the pits at Indy
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Pix from IMS May 16, 2010

Posted in Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pics taken by me, Speedway Daily with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2010 by davethekingwilson

Indy Firestone/ICS Test @ IMS day two 9-30-09

Posted in Audio, Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indy Racing League news, Moto Gp, Pics taken by me, Speedway Daily, Video with tags , on September 30, 2009 by davethekingwilson

From turn 1

Posted in Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pics taken by me, Speedway Daily with tags , , on June 20, 2009 by davethekingwilson

groove 2
When we had the chance to go on the track to learn about how the surface was grooved I also had an oppourtunity to see the Safer Barrier up close. Here is the view from where we stood as you look into the corner.
stand E-cushions
Here is the safer barrier in turn 1 in front of historical grandstand E
safer barrier cushion
Up close view of the cushions which help absorb the impact
safer barrier straps
Here are the straps which anchor the safer barrier to the actual concrete wall