Behind the Barriers: Saturday Brickyard 400

Residents of the Town of Speedway have earned extra money turning their lawns into parking lots for visiting race fans. One town resident has gone high tech by informing potential patrons that WiFi internet access is available in their ...

Residents of the Town of Speedway have earned extra money turning their lawns into parking lots for visiting race fans. One town resident has gone high tech by informing potential patrons that WiFi internet access is available in their yard.

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Drivers who have competed in the IndyCar Series and the Cup Series will always be asked to compare the differences between the two cars. Sam Hornish noted another difference between the two series. When Sam leaves Gasoline Alley and walks to his car on race day he makes a right instead of a left. "I walk to Turn 4 instead of Turn 1," he said. "Most of my years in (IRL) I started in the top 15 in IndyCar."

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Flags across Indiana as well as those atop the Pagoda are flying at half-mast due to the death Tuesday of Richard Givan, who served as an Indiana Supreme Court justice from 1968-94. He was 88. Givan served as chief justice from 1974-87.

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The Red Bull Beat Car made its debut in Indianapolis today. Made from an ex-Brian Vickers Cup car, the Beat Car is an art car that makes sound. Two Austrian artists, Gernot Ursin and Wolfgang Krsek, created the car. They are also credited with composing and playing the music.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Brian Vickers