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Indianapolis 500 Ramping Up Security For Sunday's Race Following Manchester Bombing

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 24 / 17

Fans going to the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday can "expect security to be as tight or tighter than it was for last year's 100th running in the wake of the suspected terrorist bombing in England and the announcement that Vice President Mike Pence would attend the race," according to a front-page piece ...

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