INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner and CEO Tony George addresseda report Wednesday that he was voted out of his post.
"I'm still the CEO and still president of the Motor SpeedwayCorporation and Hulman and Company and CEO of the Indy RacingLeague," George said.
George insisted that he was only earlier today made aware of areport that he was voted out of his post in a Tuesday night boardmeeting in Indianapolis.
George said there was a meeting held Tuesday morning but hecalled the meeting "typical" and said it was called to review thepast month and the race. However, George seemed to acknowledge someuncertainty when asked if it was possible there was another meetingTuesday night.
"Maybe something did happen, but I'm not aware of it," Georgesaid.
A racing news web site reported Wednesday that George wasvoted out. The
George, 49, has been CEO for 20 years and is the grandson ofTony Hulman, who purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at theend of World War II.
IMS board members include several members of George's ownfamily.
George brushed off a question Wednesday regarding whether IMSboard members are angry over some of his financial decisions.
"No of us are happy about the current economic condition and thechallenges we face," George said. "No one's asked me to leave."
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