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Speedway chief: Feds helped with Indy 500 security

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway says the federal homeland security officials helped protect fans and others at this year’s Indianapolis 500 by providing extra cameras and helicopters.

Speedway President Doug Boles testified Monday at a field hearing in New Jersey on security at major events including the Indy 500.

WISH-TV reports Boles said fans were being watched on video cameras. He also said eight U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials were on hand at the Speedway.

The New Jersey field hearing was part of an effort to help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security coordinate better with state and local officials.


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