Indianapolis Hall of Fame Dinner

Indianapolis, IN (May 26, 2011) – For those that attended the 2011
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame & Old timers Dinner Thursday
evening if was a memorable event. 1966 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the
Year Sir Jackie Stewart and legendary chief mechanic and race
strategist Jim McGee were the 2011 inductees into the Auto Racing Hall
of Fame.

The induction ceremony which took place at the elegant Indianapolis
Marriott Downtown, show attendance nearly doubled as many are in town
for the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500.

“It’s a great honor to welcome Jackie Stewart and Jim McGee into the
Hall of Fame,” said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Corporation president and chief executive officer stated earlier in
the month. “Their skills and achievements are a significant part of
the history of IMS and, in particular, the Indianapolis 500. They’re
both very deserving of motor racing’s highest honor on this 100th
anniversary year for the ‘500.’”

Stewart, from Scotland, only made two Indianapolis 500 starts, in 1966
and 1967, but came within a few laps of finishing first and second.
Three-time Formula One World Champion Stewart stayed connected to “The
Greatest Spectacle in Racing” by serving as a commentator during ABC’s
television coverage for 13 years between 1971-84. Also, Stewart has
been a tireless advocate for racing safety during and after his
driving career. He was knighted for his numerous accomplishments by
Queen Elizabeth II in 2001.

McGee has contributed to more than 90 major open-wheel victories in
the U.S. during his illustrious career, including four Indianapolis

He entered the sport in 1960 as a prot

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