IRL: Indy 500: Tom Carnegie medical update 2005-05-27

CARNEGIE RELEASED, WILL ANNOUNCE 60TH STRAIGHT INDY 500 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 27, 2005 -- Legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway Public Address announcer Tom Carnegie plans to call the details of the Indianapolis 500 for the 60th consecutive...

CARNEGIE RELEASED, WILL ANNOUNCE 60TH STRAIGHT INDY 500

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 27, 2005 -- Legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway Public Address announcer Tom Carnegie plans to call the details of the Indianapolis 500 for the 60th consecutive year May 29 after he was released May 26 from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Carnegie, 85, was admitted May 25 after feeling ill following an interview on stage as part of the American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day activities at the Speedway.

"I'm feeling fine," Carnegie said. "Everything is fine. They believe it was dehydration. The doctors did a lot of tests, and there is no problem with my heart."

Carnegie has been the PA voice of the Indianapolis 500 every year since 1946 and is one of the most beloved figures in IMS history, with his famous phrases such as, "Heeee's on it!" and "It's a new -- track -- record!"

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