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Tony George (on 6/30) resigns CEO post of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IRL

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Clerk Typist, May 27, 2009.

  1. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    According to Robin Miller: The controversial, ground-breaking, tumultuous 20-year reign of Tony George at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is over. SPEEDtv.com has learned George was voted out of power in a Tuesday night board meeting in Indianapolis.
    A source close to the situation confirmed that the 49-year-old grandson of Tony Hulman would no longer be CEO of the Speedway after a vote of the IMS board of directors which includes mother Mari, sisters Josie, Nancy and Kathy, attorney Jack Snyder and George.


    the link: http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/indycar-tony-george-ousted-from-ims/

    Miller goes on to say Humpy Wheeler is among the candidates to take over. No confirmation from IMS at this time.


    Updated 6:37 p.m. ET: George still CEO, but told by family-controlled board to focus on the IRL and make it profitable. See later posts on page 2, 3.

    Updated 6/30/09: George resigns at Hulman and Co. board meeting, remains on board, will run his Vision Racing team.
     
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Report: Tony George out as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Hole.
    Lee.
    Shit.
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Report: Tony George out as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    What the fuck is a Humpy Wheeler?
     
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Re: Report: Tony George out as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    A lover of Hootie Johnson?
     
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Report: Tony George out as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Interesting ...
     
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Report: Tony George out as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpy_Wheeler
     
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Re: Report: Tony George out as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Holy living fuck.
     
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Report: Tony George out as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    That's just huge
     
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: Report: Tony George out as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Apparently Humpy was in Indy for the 500, stirring up the rumors. I'm not exactly sure how Humpy would work with the history and tradition of IMS...but I'm intrigued by the possibility.
     
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Re: Report: Tony George out as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    If only they had canned Tony George before he single-handedly destroyed open-wheel racing in America.
     
  11. JackS

    JackS Member

    Re: Report: Tony George out as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Ditto the comments above. Unbelievable.
     
  12. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    Re: Report: Tony George out as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    I totally agree. He poisoned the well and now Mr. NASCAR himself, Humpy, is going to take over. Indy will never be the same and that'll be a good thing. Nobody promotes a track better than Humpy Wheeler. Even without the suggestive name.
     
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