“Our board had asked Tony to structure our executive staff to create efficiencies in our business structure and to concentrate his leadership efforts in the Indy Racing League,” Mari Hulman George, IMS chairwoman, said in a statement. The statement did not specify whether he will be the top executive of the IRL.
The statement continued: “(Tony) has decided that with the recent unification of open-wheel racing and the experienced management team IMS has cultivated over the years, now would be the time for him to concentrate on his team ownership of Vision Racing with his family and other personal business interests he and his family share.
“Tony will remain on the board of directors of all of our companies, and he will continue to work with the entire board to advance the interests of all of companies.
“Our family and the entire racing community are grateful to Tony for the leadership and direction he has provided since 1990,” Mrs. George said. “We are pleased that he will continue to be an important part of the Indy Racing League as a team owner and as a member of our Board of Directors, and we wish him every success.”
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Tony George Ousted At IMS
A report sports reporter Robin Miller filed last month claiming that Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO Tony George had been ousted by fellow board members came to fruition today. Despite a denial by George and other family members of his ouster last month, the Directors of the IMS and Hulman & Co. announced today that Curtis Brighton will become the new CEO of IMS and Jeffrey Belskus will take the helm of Hulman & Co. The IBJ quotes from a press released issued today: