IRL: Behind the Barriers: Indy day five

Preparations are underway for the concert by Cheap Trick on Pole Day. Today the stage that will hold the band was rolled into position inside Turn three. The Carb Day concert will feature co-headliners with the recently announced addition of Third...

Preparations are underway for the concert by Cheap Trick on Pole Day. Today the stage that will hold the band was rolled into position inside Turn three. The Carb Day concert will feature co-headliners with the recently announced addition of Third Eye Blind. The B-52s were announced last week as part of the entertainment on Carb Day, Friday, May 26.

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Residents of the Town of Speedway, Indiana have embraced the Indianapolis 500 ever since Carl Fisher developed the area located west of the speedway shortly after opening the historic track. Decorating the exteriors of homes and businesses has long been a traditional part of the 500. To celebrate the 90th running of the 500 the Greater Speedway Area Chamber of Commerce and the Speedway Town Press newspaper are sponsoring a contest for the best decorated home or business. The winners, which will be judged the week of May 14, will be announced over the IMS public address system on "Bump Day" May 21.

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"Race to the Rooftop," an Andretti Wine tasting event will take place at the Mavis Arts and Event Center on Thursday, May 25. For more information go to deanosvino.com or call (317) 423-3154

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The Mayor's Breakfast on May 20 will feature appearances by Rick Mears, Johnny Rutherford and Janet Guthrie. The event starts at 10:00 am. For more info call (317) 614-6400 or visit www.500festival.com.

Indy Racing League sponsor and manufacturer news and notes:

American Honda announced Wednesday its one-millionth Honda sold equipped with XM Radio. American Honda will equip more than 550,000 of its 2006 models with XM Radio. Honda introduced factory-installed XM Radios in 2003.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Rick Mears , Janet Guthrie , Johnny Rutherford