INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - As thousands of race fans streamed into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 Sunday, they didn't have to wait long to get through the gates. Many didn't have to wait at all.
"Things are a little better than they were last time," said race fan Jeff Pederson, referring to the long lines during May's Indy 500.
New security measures created backups at many gates.
Norm Grant was there.
"The line from here went as far as I could see and they were getting ready to start the race. So this is 100 percent better than what that was," he said.
Speedway officials made changes for this race. 18 gates were open instead of eleven, and there were more lanes at those gates. Plus express lanes were added -- so if you didn't have a cooler or a bag you could go right through.
There were also more security workers.
"It was a breeze," said Pederson.
IMS officials say there are normally fewer fans for the Brickyard 400, but this was their only opportunity for a set run to test the changes for next year's Indy 500.
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