Tuesday, February 15, 2011

IMS Holds Memorial For Tom Carnegie

((HT: WXIN-TV Fox 59/Indianapolis))

Everyone who could get near the doors of Indianapolis Motor Speedway paid tribute to Tom Carnegie, who was the voice of the track for more than six decades.

Race drivers including Sarah Fisher, Ed Carpenter, Carnegie's co-workers and members of the Hulman George family shared their memories and stories.

Speedway historian Donald Davidson recalled how Carnegie's voice stirred up the crowd, even for something as trivial as a sound check. Carnegie died Friday at age 91.

A special area in the museum will be set aside through the end of February to celebrate Carnegie's life as he worked at the speedway from 1946-2006.

Here's Fox 59's Larry Hawley outside the memorial at the Speedway...

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