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Indy Attracts Ex-Presidents – and Extra Security

With the United States gripped by a high terror alert and two former presidents in attendance, security was dramatically heightened for Sunday’s 87th running of the Indy 500. Speedway police chief Jeffrey Dine emphasized there had been no specific threats made against the Indianapolis Motor Speedway but there was a 40 percent increase in the number of security personnel assigned to the race. The event traditionally attracts the largest single day crowd of any American sporting occasion — over 350,000. In unprecedented moves, a no-fly zone over the Speedway has been extended from three to seven miles while Georgetown Road, which runs alongside the main grandstand, will be shut down for the entire race. Also for the first time, counter-intelligence agents are patrolling the streets and area surrounding the sprawling 2 1/2-mile oval on the lookout for suspicious activity and vehicles. “I’m in contact with the Federal authorities numerous times throughout the course of the day and there is no specific information that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a target itself,” assured Dine the day before the race. Full Story

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