Tony Hulman's Death

Born (Birthday) February 11, 1901

Death Date October 27, 1977

Age of Death 76 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Profession Entrepreneur

The entrepreneur Tony Hulman died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.