Tom Carnegie, known simply as “the voice” of Indianapolis Motor Speedway has died, aged 91.
The public address announcer was an institution at the speedway, holding down the position between 1946 and 2006.
Carnegie called called 61 Indy 500s, 12 Brickyard 400s and six United States Grands Prix during that period.
Carnegie will forever be remembered for the phrases “and he's on it” and “it's a new track record,” which would be bellowed through the speedway's PA system throughout the entire month of May.
“For so many years his unmistakable voice signified the beginning of the month of May and the Indianapolis 500.
“We will certainly miss Tom and his spirit, his unique style of announcing and his passion for racing.”
Chip Ganassi, whose cars won the Indy 500 and Brickyard 400 at the Indiana venue last year, said that Carnegie was one of the speedway's most iconic figures.
“My heart goes out to the whole Carnegie family in this difficult time,” said Ganassi.
“Tom was an icon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – every bit as much as the Pagoda and Gasoline Alley.
“The whole racing community mourns his passing.”
Carnegie is survived by his wife and three children.