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Boston tragedy could prompt Indy 500 changes

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The bombing in Boston will prompt Indianapolis 500 officials to take another look at how to make this year's race safer.

An estimated 250,000 fans attend the race each year, and unlike most sporting events, fans are permitted to bring their own food, drinks and coolers to the track on race day. A year ago, track officials reduced the permissible size of coolers fans could bring to the race.

While speedway spokesman Doug Boles says track officials have already started discussing safety measures for this year's race, Monday's bombing is likely to create a new round of dialogue. The race is scheduled to be run May 26.

Boles says the speedway will wait to implement more safety measures until more details about the bombing are known.

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