Indianapolis Motor Speedway leader speaks at State of the Town address

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) — News 8 has learned more about the upgrades coming to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

IMS President Doug Boles spoke at the Speedway State of the Town on Tuesday evening. He talked about the plans that he and new owner Roger Penske have for this year’s running of the Indianapolis 500.

He says Penske is dedicated to improving the Brickyard 400, as well, after it has seen a decline in popularity in recent years.

“If you’ve been in and around the speedway, been around Georgetown Road, you’ve seen some of the things that are already happening. That really is because Roger is determined to make a difference leading into the 104th Indianapolis 500,” Boles said.

Boles says Penske will be talking in more detail about his plans for IMS at the 100-day-out party on Feb. 14.


Carmel church holds drive-thru for Ash Wednesday

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) – For those who may not be able to make it to a church service but still want to take part in Ash Wednesday, one local church provided a solution.

The Carmel United Methodist Church on Rangeline Road had a drive-thru.

Ash Wednesday signifies the start of Lent, which ends with Easter Sunday.

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