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Penske buys Indy 500, hopes to rejuvenate the IndyCar business

Feb 4, 2020
At their peak, some IndyCar races drew 100,000 people to the track. Now only the Indy 500 packs the stands.
Simon Pagenaud of France, driver of the #22 Team Penske Chevrolet, sweeps the bricks during the winner's portrait session after the 103rd Indianapolis 500 in 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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The Indy 500 has an official poet for the first time since the 1920s

Apr 28, 2016
Adam Henze’s Ode to the Indy 500 “For Those Who Love Fast, Loud Things” won him $1000 too.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 24: Ryan Hunter-Reay driver of the #28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda Dallara during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 24, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
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