Tom Carnegie - circa 1980s ©CWMundy

Tom Carnegie, the legendary voice for  The Indianapolis 500 from 1946 -2006, died Friday, February 11, 2011 at age 91.

A veteran sportscaster who got his start in radio, Carnegie was known for signature calls like “Heeeeez-on-it!” when qualifiers sped up approaching the green flag and, “It’s a new track record!”

This painting, from the 1980’s, is tribute to Mr. Carnegie. See more of C.W.’s sports illustration career (1970- 1990) at the National Art Museum of Sport in Indianapolis.