Friday, June 10, 2016

100th Running of the Indy 500

From the May 26, 2016, Indianapolis Star "Sellout elevates security, lifts long-time TV blackout."

**  Sunday's Indy 500 will be the first sellout for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 100 years of trying.  Because of the sellout, the race will be televised live throughout the whole state of Indiana for the first time since 1950.

**  That sellout would be around 350,000 people.  That's 100,000 more than the usual crowds of 250,000.

**  For the third year, the Indianapolis 500 has earned a level 2 Special Event Assessment Rating from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  This allows the Indy 500 to receive federal help to support security efforts.

**  People were told to arrive at least two hours earlier than usual to make sure they get in on time.

**  Largest single-day sporting event.

**  World War II veterans to get victory lap in parade.


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