Indy 500 ups security - Tucson News Now

Indy 500 ups security

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Indianapolis 500 fans will have to leave their big coolers of beer at home and pay to park in a once-free lot as part of tighter security measures at Sunday's race.

Organizers say the steps are a response to the bombing of last month's Boston Marathon and are designed to control access to the speedway and ensure police know who's at the track.

Police will close traffic on a major route into the track on Sunday morning.

Track security workers will crack down on oversized coolers and force fans who violate approved size limits to take coolers back to their cars before entering.

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