Tony Hulman: The Man Who Saved the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Almost unknown when in 1945 he purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its famous race, Tony Hulman soon became a household name in auto racing circles. He is credited with not only saving the Speedway from becoming a residential housing development but also with re-invigorating auto racing in the United States. Until his purchase of the Speedway, Hulman had not been involved in auto racing; he was the CEO of Hulman & Company, a wholesale grocer. An astute businessman, Hulman made Clabber Girl Baking Powder a national brand and successfully led the reorientation of the family fortunes to include a range of businesses including a beer company, a Coca-Cola franchise, a broadcast empire, and real estate and gas companies. This biography of Hulman focuses on his many ventures, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indianapolis 500 and his philanthropy.

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A native of Indianapolis, Sigur E. Whitaker, is the great great niece of James Allison, one of the founders of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A retired banker, she lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

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"This entire book is a page-turning read.... Pick up a copy today. You don't want to miss reading each rewarding historical chapter chronicling Tony's life up until his untimely death in 1977"--SAH Journal; "The book gives a good idea of what went on behind the scenes, not just on race day, but daily. If you are an Indy 500 race fan, you'll want to add this title to your shelf...an important part of the history of the race and the track"--Antique Automobile.

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