Dale Jr. Retiring After '17 NASCAR Season New Groove Makes For Exciting Bristol Race NBA Changes Up Schedule For Award Announcements Tobacco Still Being Used In Some MLB Clubhouses McLaren Plans To Return To Indy 500 Beyond '17 F1 Still Seeking Locale For Second U.S. Race New "Madden-Like" Football League Coming Will Serena's Pregnancy Hurt WTA Tour? NFL Revenue Gap Could Continue To Be Issue MLB, Umps Discussing Wearing Mics To Explain Replays
Upcoming Conferences and Events
May 31 - Jun 1
SBD/29/Leagues Governing Bodies
INDY RACE WEEKEND: OVER 500,000 ATTEND DUAL RACES
Published May 29, 1996
"After months of hype, neither the Indianapolis 500 nor the competing U.S. 500 proved to be a classic event. But the Indy 500 may have bested the rival race by avoiding a calamity," writes Bill Koenig of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS. The U.S. 500 in Brooklyn, MI, was delayed for more than an hour after a pace- lap accident wiped out 12 of 27 cars (INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, 5/27). U.S. 500 officials announced an attendance of 110,879. Indy officials never release attendance, but it was estimated at 400,000 (Ken Denlinger, WASHINGTON POST, 5/28). Tickets to Indy were not in as high demand as previous years. Scalpers were getting less than face value, and $125 penthouse tickets, which were going for $40, had gone for up as high as $1,000 in the past (Eliot Alexander, Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 5/27).