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The Hulman-George family has ensured that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway remains a state-of-the art facility that is the most famous racetrack in the world.

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A photographer\'s badge from the 1946 Indianapolis 500, the first event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway under the stewardship of the Hulman-George family.

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Tony Hulman (left) and his grandson, current Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO Tony George

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Tony Hulman (left), Wilbur Shaw (center) and T.E. \"Pop\" Myers, who oversaw the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after Hulman purchased the track in 1945.

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Constant infrastructure improvements, such as the construction of the Bombardier Pagoda and Formula One garages and suites from 1998-2000, are a hallmark of the Hulman-George era at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman of the Board Mary Fendrich Hulman prepares to give the command to start engines for the 1983 Indianapolis 500.

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An overhead view of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1936, nine years before Tony Hulman purchased the track from World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker.

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Constant infrastructure improvements, such as the construction of the Bombardier Pagoda and Formula One garages and suites from 1998-2000, are a hallmark of the Hulman-George era at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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The addition of the United States Grand Prix in 2000 enhanced the Indianapolis Motor Speedway\'s status as the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment. It is the only racetrack in the world to play host to events in the IRL IndyCar Series, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and Formula One.

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Tireless work led by Tony Hulman, Wilbur Shaw and track superintendent Clarence Cagle helped transform the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from its dilapidated state in 1945 to a racetrack ready for the Indianapolis 500 in May 1946.

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The Hulman-George family brought NASCAR to the Speedway for the first time with the inaugural Allstate 400 at the Brickyard in August 1994.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Tony Hulman, left, and A.J. Foyt ride in the Pace Car after Foyt earned his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory in 1977. This was Hulman\'s last 500, as he passed away in October 1977.

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The front straightaway and the Control Tower at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1961. The tower was just 4 years old, and the front straightaway was paved over with asphalt later in 1961, two examples of the continuous facility improvements made during the Hulman-George era of ownership of the track.

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Anton J. \"Tony\" Hulman Jr., who started the Hulman-George era at the Speedway when he purchased the track from World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker on Nov. 14, 1945.

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General admission tickets for the 1946 Indianapolis 500, the first \"500\" under the stewardship of the Hulman-George family.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO Tony George, who has brought NASCAR and Formula One to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and led a massive renovation project of the facility since he was named to his position in January 1990.

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Parking stubs from the 1946 Indianapolis 500, the first event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway under the stewardship of the Hulman-George family.

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Tony George led the effort to bring the Senior PGA Tour to the new Brickyard Crossing Golf Course on the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway starting in 1994.

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Tony Hulman (left) and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Wilbur Shaw discuss plans for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after Hulman\'s purchase of the track in 1946. Shaw served as Speedway president and general manager from 1946 until his death in 1954.

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was in a state of disrepair when Tony Hulman purchased it in November 1945.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman of the Board Mari Hulman George gives the command to start engines.

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Gateman\'s stubs from the 1946 Indianapolis 500, the first race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway under the ownership of the Hulman-George family.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman of the Board Mary Fendrich Hulman gives the command to start engines for the 1986 Indianapolis 500.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Tony Hulman, left, and A.J. Foyt ride in the Pace Car after Foyt earned his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory in 1977.

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Tony Hulman gives the command to start engines for the Indianapolis 500.

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The addition of the United States Grand Prix in 2000 enhanced the Indianapolis Motor Speedway\'s status as the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment. It is the only racetrack in the world to play host to events in the IRL IndyCar Series, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and Formula One.

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