The most respected voice in American motorsport, Chris Economaki is among the latest crop of Indianapolis' Auto Racing Hall of Fame inductees, who comprise a diverse group of two drivers, one team owner and Americans longest serving racing journalist.
Former USAC president and Indianapolis television and radio personality Charles T. "Charlie" Brockman died last week aged 77.
Gil de Ferran retired as a race driver earlier this month, but there will be hundreds of thousands of reminders of the greatest victory of his career in the hands of Indianapolis 500 fans next year.
”So you have Jeff Ward, Memo Gidley, Alex Barron. I mean, all of them are sitting there and it is a fairly large group who are capable of qualifying cars and there are going to be cars there. No owner worth his salt is going to announce that prior to getting his cars in on Saturday, but I will tell you what, I am heading for the garage area as soon as qualifying is done on Saturday because the negotiations back there are going to be stupendous. And there are going to be 33 cars.” - Paul Page<