Summer racing keeps Indy hopping

Updated: August 4, 2004, 8:39 PM ET
By Bruce Martin | SportsTicker

INDIANAPOLIS -- Summer in Indianapolis used to earn the nickname "Naptown" because there was little to do after basketball season ended and the Indianapolis 500 took the checkered flag on Memorial Day.

Those were the days when the capital city did not have the Indiana Pacers of the NBA or the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. Summer meant lazy hot days which gave the populace a chance to relax and recover following the Indy 500.

It used to be said that they rolled up the streets at ...

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