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After Crash-Filled Lead-Up To Race, Exciting Indianapolis 500 Just What IndyCar Needed

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 15

Juan Pablo Montoya's second Indianapolis 500 victory on Sunday "generated the bold-print, feel-good headlines IndyCar needed after a month dominated by flying cars, safety concerns and a seriously injured driver," according to Jenna Fryer of the AP. Montoya's win "served as a bright reminder th...

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K.C. Unveils College Basketball Experience

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