PAUL Page

PAUL PAGE has a voice known to motorsports enthusiasts around the world, having served as “The Voice of the 500,” or chief announcer, on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network for 13 years, and as the host and play-by-play voice for the Indianapolis 500 on the ABC-TV network for 16 years. A native of Evansville, Indiana, Page started his career in Indianapolis radio, and his path toward IMS began when he joined WIBC-AM in 1968, for many years the anchor station of the IMS Radio Network broadcast. Page was mentored at WIBC by the great Sid Collins, longtime “Voice of the 500” and fellow IMS Hall of Fame member and joined the race broadcast team as a pit reporter in 1974. He took over the chief announcer position in 1977 after Collins passed away and was “the Voice” until 1987. For 1988, he moved to ABC Sports and joined “500” veterans Bobby Unser and Sam Posey in what would quickly become a popular and entertaining broadcast booth. Page was part of ABC and ESPN’s coverage of a variety of sports for 25 years, including Indy car, drag racing, the X Games and Olympics, and the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. He returned to the IMS Radio Network as “Voice of the 500” for 2014-15, and then co-hosted the 100th Indianapolis 500 broadcast in 2016 with Mark Jaynes, currently the chief announcer of the IMS Radio Network.

Year Inducted: 2021