Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tony George Out as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

News out of the IndyCar Series tonight, as reported by Robin Miller of SpeedTV a month ago is that Tony George has resigned his position of chief executive officer of Hulman & Co. and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He will remain on the board of the family’s organization. He will be replaced by Curt Brighton and Jeff Belskus. George became president of IMS in 1990 at the young age of 30.
George has often been sighted for the decline of open wheel racing and the sport endured a nasty political spilt in 1996 with the creation of the Indy Racing League. He has transformed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the SAFER barrier, now commonly used in all types of racing, and also brought NASCAR, F1and just recently the MotoGP.

It remains to be seen what type of role George will play in the family business. Rumors have been circulating throughout the last month that the Hulman family would like Tony to focus on the IndyCar Series and his four year old race team Vision Racing.

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