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Tony George is a looming figure in American motorsports. He's the owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, founder of the IRL and host of the US Grand Prix. But that didn't stop him from crashing at Daytona on Friday.

George hadn't driven a race car since 2001, but decided to enter the 24 Hours of Daytona this year in a Crawford-Porsche acquired from Eddie Cheever, entered through his Vision Racing IRL team. Driving alongside the 47-year-old motorsport mogul at the endurance competition are racing scions Tomas Scheckter, Anthony Foyt and George's stepson Ed Carpenter.

Tony was testing on Friday when he reportedly lost control of the car and crashed, but fortunately walked away unharmed. Maybe he'd be better off sticking to running his Indy empire and leaving the driving to others.

[Source: GrandPrix.com]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      #1: No, because professional drivers don't get this sort of attention when they wreck. They're expected to!

      Maybe you'd be better off trolling some ricer forums. I think you'd fit right in with all the other guys who have nothing better to do than post the most worthless dribble the world has known.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ...

      Because active professional drivers never crash?

      Maybe you'd be better off sticking to coloring with crayons and leaving the writing to others.
      • 8 Years Ago
      When I was racing 30 years ago, a sponsor once told me that if I wrecked because I was going to fast, they would get me another car. If I wrecked because I was going to slow, they would get another driver.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The man who killed Indy survived a crash at Daytona...

      ...darn.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Cheap shot ... shouldn't you be glad he's at least interested in the sport he makes his money from?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hope he gets out from behind the wheel and does not end up like that writer turned racer that got killed last year, who also did not need to be behind the wheel of an IndyCar.....Maybe Tony should stick to finishing the job of completely wrecking open wheel motorsports in the US.