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Indy 500 to have tighter security

Updated: May 24, 2013, 12:33 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis 500 fans will have to leave their big coolers of beer at home and pay to park in a once-free lot as part of tighter security measures at Sunday's race.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway spokesman Doug Boles says the steps are a response to the bombing of last month's Boston Marathon and are designed to control access to the speedway and ensure police know who's at the track.

Police will close traffic on a major route into the track Sunday morning. Track security ...

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