Former Whiteland track owner dies

Former Whiteland Raceway Park owner and ESPN motorsports broadcaster Gary Lee died Tuesday in his Indianapolis home, according to an Indianapolis newspaper.

Lee, who lived on the eastside of Indianapolis, was 63. He apparently died of a heart attack, friends confirmed, according to reports.

Lee purchased Whiteland Raceway Park, which first hosted kart racing in 1958 and was billed as the oldest karting facility in the U.S., as part of a group in 1998. He took full ownership the following year and owned the track until 2007, when it was purchased by Mike Swails of Greenfield.

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