ARCA Sends Condolences to Family of Mari Hulman George

ARCA Sends Condolences to Family of Mari Hulman George

Mari Hulman George, Chairman of the Board Emeritus of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, passed away on Saturday. She was 83.

Mrs. George served as Chairman of the Board at IMS from 1988 through 2016. She was the grandmother of former ARCA Racing Series driver Kyle Krisiloff, who won at Chicagoland Speedway in 2004 and is now the Senior Director of Music and Entertainment for Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mrs. George was the daughter of the late Anton "Tony" Hulman, and the mother of former IMS president and founder of the Indy Racing League Anton "Tony" George.

Mrs. George was a frequent visitor to the ARCA garage area when her grandson was racing. All told, he made 15 career starts in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards over parts of three seasons.

"She was a quiet pioneer in so many ways," her son Tony George, chairman of IMS, said in a family statement. "But her true legacy will be the generous and kind philanthropy she learned from her parents. That compassion and desire to help people and animals every day are the true hallmarks of her incredible life. We love her deeply and will miss her every day, while ensuring that her spirit and generosity live forever at IMS."

In addition to son Tony George, Hulman George is survived by three daughters, Nancy George, Josie George and Kathi George-Conforti; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Coffey; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and her longtime companion, Guy Trollinger. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer, and a stepson, Joseph George.

The Automobile Racing Club of America wishes to extend its condolences to the Hulman and George families.