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INDY 500 NOTEBOOK

Indy 500 fans angered by long lines to enter track

INDIANAPOLIS — Tighter security imposed at the Indianapolis 500 after the Boston Marathon bombings caused bottlenecks Sunday that angered hundreds of fans who stood in line for up to two hours to enter the speedway and said some security officials largely abandoned their checks as the green flag was waved.

Massive crowds swelled outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway entrances as security guards clad in yellow shirts set out to check every ice cooler to make sure it met new size limits and wasn’t carrying any contraband. Sheriff’s deputies stood nearby in case things got out of hand.

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