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Jeff Olson

Jeff Olson is a freelance sportswriter based in St. Augustine, Fla., with more than 35 years of experience as a professional journalist. His first 20 years were spent covering college football, basketball and motorsports for The Des Moines Register. In 2003, he relocated to Indianapolis, where he covered motorsports for RACER magazine, Autosport and USA TODAY, among others. In May 2019, he covered the Indianapolis 500 for the 25th time.