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Businessman who bought the dilapidated Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1945 and created the 500 race that made it famous.
He saved a Speedway that was a shadow of its former glory after a series of fatal crashes, the Great Depression, and World War II took their toll. Its owner,Eddie Rickenbacker, sold it for $750,000.
He invested millions more dollars into renovating the track with new seats, a safer course, and a large, eight-story control tower. He supervised the Indianapolis 500 until 1977.
His grandfather founded the Hulman & Co. wholesale grocery business, which Tony took over running.
His raceway enabled many famous NASCAR drivers to make their marks, including both Al Unser and his son.
How did Tony Hulman die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||76 years|
|Birthday||February 11, 1901|
|Death date||October 27, 1977|
|Place of death||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|