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For the Record
February 21, 2011
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February 21, 2011

For The Record

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At age 91, Tom Carnegie, the voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Best remembered for his iconic public address catchphrases—"And heee's on it!" and "It's a neeew track record!"—Carnegie began calling the Indy 500 in 1946, when the track reopened after World War II, and his velvety voice provided a sound track to the race over the next six decades. In addition to his duties at the Speedway in May, Carnegie worked as a radio and television broadcaster in Indianapolis, calling high school basketball state championship games, including Milan's celebrated win in 1954. That gig earned him a cameo in the 1986 film Hoosiers, which was inspired by that team.

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