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Indianapolis Motor Speedway trash for cash fundraiser

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INDIANAPOLIS - While security is always a big concern at the race there were no backups in lines as Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials checked bags.

But not everything that fans took into the track came out with them.

Sunrise reporter Carrie Cline is at the Speedway with more on a huge cleanup today and who benefits from it.

Few people get to see this view of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the nastiest day of the year.

But, while it's a gross wasteland to some, this is a gold mine to others.

About 25 groups consider themselves very lucky to be able to get in here in just a few hours and clean up. For the school, church and civic groups, it's an annual tradition. The groups get paid by how much ground they cover. So, there's an incentive to clean well and move fast! The pay can range anywhere from one to three thousand dollars for this one single day of clean-up.

That money could cover a school group's athletic fees, buy needed supplies and materials for churches or alleviate costs in any number of projects.

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