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Tom Carnegie, Voice of The Indy 500, Dead at The Age of 91

The voice of the Indianapolis 500 can now only be heard in heaven.Tom Carnegie died this morning at a health care facility in Zionsville, Indiana. He was 91 years old.Carnegie began working as Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s lead announcer in 1946, a career that spanned six decades. His deep voice was iconic, even among the icons of auto racing. Carnegie is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, D.J. and their three children, Blair, Charlotte and Robert.“He’s one of those personalities where you wish time would stand still so he could be forever with us,” 1969 race winner Mario Andretti once said.Tom seldom missed a day of May at the Speedway. For fans and competitors, it wasn’t a day at the track until he s...

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