‘Voice of the Speedway’ Tom Carnegie dies at 91
The golden voice of the Indianapolis 500 is now quiet.
Tom Carnegie died today at a health care facility in Zionsville. He was 91.
Carnegie began working as Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s lead announcer in 1946, a career spanning six decades. His deep, measured voice was iconic even among the icons of auto racing.
“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.
A longtime Zionsville resident, he is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, D.J., and their three children, Blair, Charlotte and Robert.
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