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February 16, 2011

A Celebration of Life for Tom Carnegie at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:01 am

The late Tom Carnegie was remembered in a ‘celebration of life’ at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum on Tuesday. Members of Tom’s family as well as Speedway brass and hundreds of fans who stopped by with less than 24 hours’ notice listened as peers, drivers and others, including Donald Davidson and Dave Calabro, paid poignant tributes to a man who was the last tangible link to the rescue of the track in the 40s by Tony Hulman. Davidson opined that the big qualification day crowds the track drew in the 50s and 60s were largely because of Tom Carnegie, who added drama to the world’s biggest theatre.

The track will never be the same without him. RIP, Tom.



1 Comment »

  1. With all due respect, he was actually called Carl Kenagy

    Editor’s Note: Thanks for sharing. Most of the people at the celebration knew him as ‘Tom Carnegie.’ That is what the signs in the museum said too.

    Comment by nosh — February 17, 2011 @ 1:14 pm | Reply

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