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Mike King Resigns As Voice of The Indy 500

Wants to focus on his family and PR job in Terre Haute.
It's the end of an era for the Indianapolis 500. Mike King has resigned as "The Voice of the 500" after 19 years with IMS Radio. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway says King will step down on November 1st.

He first joined the radio network as a pit reporter in 1995, and became lead announcer for the Indy 500 in 1999.

King lives in Terre Haute and is a public relations spokesman for Union Hospital. He tells NBC 2 that he wants to spend more time with his family and focus on other business duties in town. He also remains optimistic about the future of his favorite sport.

The search for his replacement is now underway.



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