City Leader Injured at Inaugural Auto Race

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are considering changes for the next Indy Grand Prix after debris struck Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard during Saturday’s inaugural race. They say they may put the honorary starter up in the flag stand, or they may not have one at all.  They also say they may move and expand spectator mounds and add video boards.  The debris came from an early accident that happened as racers darted around a stalled car at the start of the race. Ballard was waving the green flag at the time of that accident and was struck near his left elbow and on the left side of his chest. He was treated at the on-site medical facility.

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Simon Pagenaud went on to win the wreck-filled exciting race.

In other race-related happenings at the IMS, practice for the Indy 500 gets underway Monday. Gates open at 10 a.m.

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