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Veteran motor sports broadcaster Gary Lee found dead

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Goldberg6734    218

Source: http://www.indystar.com/story/curt-cavin/2014/07/14/veteran-motorsports-broadcaster-gary-lee-found-dead/12656053/

 

Longtime motor sports broadcaster Gary Lee, 63, was found dead in his Indianapolis home today, likely the result of a heart attack, friends confirmed.

 

Lee, who lived on the city's Eastside near Shadeland Avenue, was synonymous with ESPN's earliest televised events. He teamed with former driver Larry Rice to broadcast the "Thunder" short-track series that featured drivers such as a young Jeff Gordon at what was then Indianapolis Raceway Park in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

 

"Larry and Gary were 'Thunder,'" said fellow broadcaster Bob Jenkins, who helped start the weekly traveling motor sports show along with Larry Nuber. "They got along so well."

 

"They were like brothers," said veteran broadcaster Howdy Bell, who met Lee as an 18-year-old broadcasting hopeful.

 

Born Gary Hill, Lee attended Thomas Carr Howe High School in Indianapolis and Vincennes University. He also worked at WTTV-4.

 

Lee worked on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network through the 1990s and owned Whiteland Raceway Park for a time.

 

Sad to see another one go. Went back through old stuff for racing back in the day and found Gary Lee. I loved him. Rest in Piece Gary.

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PM Customs    496

Sucks to hear. I love watching the TNT and early Penda on youtube, and him and army just made the show. My sincerest condolences to his family. he will be missed.

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Jon Cannon    853

That's terrible. Army Armstrong and Gary made such a great team in the PENDA Series as far as announcing, and I enjoyed watching Trucks and Tractor Power on TNN. RIP.

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bkelly    178

He will be missed, no doubt. Such a shame that some monster truck lovers will grow up and never know who Gary Lee was. 

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