Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US Last Updated: 22nd August, 2020 07:41 IST Penske To Give Command To Start Engines For Indy 500 Roger Penske will give the command to start the engines for the Indianapolis 500. Penske will take over a role held by the late Tony Hulman or the Hulman-George family for decades COMMENT First Published: 22nd August, 2020 07:41 IST LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Roger Penske will give the command to start the engines for the Indianapolis 500. Penske will take over a role held by the late Tony Hulman or the Hulman-George family for decades.Penske in January became the fourth owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The track on Friday confirmed to The Associated Press that it will be Penske giving the command.Speedway officials also confirmed the Andretti family will be honored before Marco Andretti leads the field to green. Mario Andretti, the 1969 winner of the race, drives the IndyCar two-seater for the series before events and will be joined by son, Michael, for the ride.Marco Andretti is the first Andretti on the pole for the Indy 500 since Mario Andretti in 1987.The two-seater ride for Mario and Michael will mark the first time three generations of the racing family will be on track together at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.“I’m one of the few that can say I’ve been teammates with both my father and my son, and now to have the opportunity for all three of us to be on track together, on race day at IMS, is really special,” Michael Andretti said. “Dad and I are really excited to do this together, but we’re still fighting about who’s going to drive.”The starter for the Indy 500, meanwhile, is an important element to the tradition of the race and made famous when Hulman began giving it sometime in the 1950’s. Hulman was a soft-spoken man who would rehearse the line in order to perfectly deliver the command in a proud and vociferous manner.Hulman’s widow took over the honor following his 1977 death, and it then went to their daughter, Mari George, and ultimately his grandson, Tony George.Penske did not give the command for the July weekend in which both NASCAR and IndyCar shared the track in his first events as owners. The command for the IndyCar race was given by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb. For the NASCAR race, the command was given by Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records and he held a bottle of hand sanitizer for the occasion. Written By
“Kindly accept my resignation as Gor Mahia FC head coach effective today, the sixth day of August 2019. As you are aware, the decision has been forced on me by the personal challenges I am facing here in Europe,” Oktay said in a letter addressed to rachier.He added; “I wish to thank you and the entire club, including the fans for the opportunity you accorded me to manage this great club. I also wish you guys all the best in your forthcoming assignments.”The tactician had asked for permission from the club to return to his home in England to sort out long standing personal issues, but seemingly they have taken more time to be solved.Rachier on Monday evening told Capital Sport that he was aware of the issues and that he did not think Oktay was trying to engineer a move away from the club, barely six months after joining and leading them to the quarter finals of the Confederations Cup for the first time ever.Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay chats with his assistant Zedekiah Otieno during a training session at teh Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2018. Photo/Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUWith the tactician gone, Gor will now have to look for a quick replacement by Friday when they leave for Burundi as current assistant coach Patrick Odhiambo does not have the requisite paperwork to handle the team for a CAF match.New rules stipulate that a coach handling a team at a continental match has to have a CAF A coaching license or its equivalent.Gor have lost their coach just after losing two of their best players from last season, Jacques Tuyisenge and Francis Kahata. Oktay’s assistant from last season Zedekiah Otieno also left to join KCB as head coach.Save for two foreign based players hitherto unknown, Gor have only signed youngsters.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Time to go? Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay glances at his watch during his side’s Kenyan Premier League match against KCB at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 2, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 6 – Just four days before their first round CAF Champions League tie away to Burundi’s Aigle Noir, Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have been thrown off balance with the resignation of head coach Hassan Oktay.The club officially announced on Tuesday evening that the tactician had tendered his resignation to club chair Ambrose Rachier, just a day after the club supremo had hinted to Capital Sport they were looking at a plan B with the coach yet to return from England.