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Tony George called the sale of his family’s legacy — Indianapolis Motor Speedway — bittersweet.
When Tony George stepped to the microphone before July’s Brickyard 400 to give the command to start engines, the former Indianapolis Motor Speedway president and Indy Racing League founder was introduced as chairman of the board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp.
Purses paid to United States Auto Club sprint-car competitors during 1960 totaled $120,198, the most money paid in this division since 1956 when the total was $134,702. The average purse for the 21 races was $5,723.71, an all-time high. The average purse per mile was $219.34, second only to the championship division.
SPARTA, Ky. — Nearly one month to the day when he lost control of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and his position of authority over...