Friday, February 11, 2011
A Voice Silenced
Tom Carnegie provided the soundtrack for so many wonderful afternoons at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, that it's still hard to fathom the place without him. Carnegie passed away on Friday at the ripe old age of 91.
While Carnegie was known for his work at the track, he was an accomplished journalist, writer, and sports announcer. Carnegie's voice was also synonymous for many with Indiana high school basketball. He played himself in the movie Hoosiers.
We will never hear that deep voice live again, but thankfully his pipes will always be preserved in sound clips and videos.
Tom Carnegie won his race yesterday. The checkered flag on his life came out, and he has retired in Victory Lane.