The Indy 500 Turns 100, and Gets a Makeover

1. Family-Friendly Indy 500 Hits 100 (Years, not MPH)According to The Indianapolis Star, an estimated 1,200 Indiana companies are motorsports-related, "creating about 9,000 jobs that pay 135% of the state's average wage." In the face of our current economic crisis, this weekend's 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 therefore takes on a heightened importance, both for regional companies involved in the sport and for the struggling motorsports sector in general.

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