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Brickyard 400 to move to July in 2020

Brickyard 400 to move to July in 2020

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Sunday’s weather made for a beautiful day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but next year the date for the Brickyard 400 will change again.

Fans at the Brickyard 400 said enjoyable weather is one of the biggest differences between a race in September and a race at the end of May.

Last year, rain put a big damper on events for the Brickyard 400 and delayed the race itself. This year, fans say the weather has been much more enjoyable than the hot May sun. However, they can’t help but notice how many empty seats are in the stands, as opposed to previous NASCAR races.

“Yeah I can tell a big difference walking around or parking or just in the stands alone,” race fan Michelle Boyer said.

Some say the Brickyard attendance has been down since the race moved to September because it coincides with the Sunday NFL opener.

IMS said it plans to change the date of the race yet again for the 2020 Brickyard 400. Some fans feel no matter what the date is, people from Indianapolis will show up.

“People in Indianapolis love to have fun, get together, drink and watch stuff like this so I think it would be perfect,” fan Heidi Fancher said.

IMS said it expects a big crowd when the race is moved Fourth of July weekend.


Indiana joins investigation of Juul Labs

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Indiana is now one of 39 states forming a coalition to investigate the marketing and sales practices of Juul Labs. The investigation includes the targeting of kids, claims of nicotine content and statements on the risks and effectiveness of smoking cessation devices.

“Vaping poses significant health concerns, and it’s intended only as an alternative to smoking tobacco,” Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said. “Young Hoosiers need to be aware of these risks. We must encourage them to avoid these products, which should only be aimed at adults who want to quit smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products.”

The National Youth Tobacco Survey, conducted in 2019, found over 5 million young people reported using e-cigarettes within the past month, which was up from 3.6 million the prior year.