Inside Indiana Business reports:
The board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) has apparently voted to remove Tony George from his role as IMS chief executive officer. SPEEDtv.com reports the decision was made during a board meeting Tuesday night. George will continue as CEO of the IndyCar Series.See Sports Illustrated's longer report on the alleged firing here.
The report suggests George's sibilings, who are on the board, have been concerned about the amount of money being spent on keeping the Indy Racing League afloat and changes to the track.
Speedtv.com says the IRL founder has spent more than $600 million during the past 13 years.
One name being mentioned as a possible replacement is Humprey Wheeler, who is the promoter for the racetrck in Charlotte.
He attended last weekend's Indianapolis 500 for the first time since 1970.
Indianapolis Star reports that Tony George is denying the story. Read it here.
Wow, if Tony George was fired by his sisters and mother, I'd hate to be at their next family reunion.