US Senate Recognizes Big Race

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The US Senate has passed a resolution to recognize the Indianapolis 500.

US Senators Dan Coats and Joe Donnelly spent 15 minutes on the Senate floor sharing the race’s history.

It started in 1911 and has been taking place every Memorial Day weekend with the exception of years during the World Wars.

This is the race’s 100th running.

The senators highlighted historical drivers and how technology has improved over the years.

Sen. Dan Coats said, “The Indianapolis 500 is a showcase of ingenuity, human achievement, and the continuous pursuit of racing immortality.”

Sen. Joe Donnelly said, “This race is defined by career-making victories, heartbreaking crash, as well as down-to-the-wire finishes.”

Eyewitness News’ Big Race Indy coverage begins Thursday night at 6 p.m.

You can catch the 100th running on Sunday, right here on Eyewitness News.

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