troubleinturntwo.com mourns the passing of Tom Carnegie
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 Speedwayâ€™s lead announcer in 1946, a career spanning six decades. His deep, measured voice was iconic even among the icons of auto racing.
â€œHeâ€™s one of those personalities where you wish time would stand still so he could be forever with us,â€ 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.