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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 26, 2013

Indianapolis Speedway Needs Boost, But With Taxpayer Funds?

By Sam Klemet

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has approved $100 million in bonds to repair the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sunday is the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, which draws hundreds of thousands of fans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While it's an economic boon for the area, the 104-year-old track needs renovations — and just how it's getting the money is rubbing some Hoosiers the wrong way.

Categories: Government, Sports




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