Longtime sports announcer Tom Carnegie dies

Longtime voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tom Carnegie has died at the age of 91.  Connecticut-native Carnegie was the voice of the speedway since 1946… after getting his start in radio in 1942.  Speedway historian Donald Davidson says Carnegie wanted to keep a simple announcing style, without advanced technology that made its way to the track.

Davidson on Carnegie

Carnegie was also a sportscaster for three decades at WRTV in Indianapolis.  The station announced he died in his Indianapolis home this morning.

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