- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 15, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Friends and fans have turned out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to pay tribute to the late Tom Carnegie, who was the voice of the track for more than six decades.

A crowd gathered in the Hall of Fame Museum for the public memorial Tuesday.

Race drivers including Sarah Fisher, Carnegie’s co-workers and members of the track-owning Hulman George family shared memories and stories about the velvet-voiced announcer.

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 Feb. 28 to celebrate Carnegie’s life.

Carnegie worked at the speedway from 1946-2006 and called many of the most memorable moments in track history.



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