Lugar, Coats announce Indy 500 US Senate Resolution passage

News release from US Senator Dick Lugar:

Lugar, Coats Announce Indy 500 Resolution Passage

(May 19, 2011) – Senators Dick Lugar and Dan Coats are proud to announce the passage of a U.S. Senate Resolution recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. The resolution passed the Senate through unanimous consent on May 18, 2011.

“The Indy 500 is a proud Hoosier tradition,” said Lugar. “Each May, the Indy 500 brings hundreds of thousands of spectators to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and we are pleased to showcase Indiana to so many wonderful visitors. The Indy 500 serves as a demonstration of Indiana’s proud automotive heritage. I am pleased to join with Senator Coats and the rest of the United States Senate in recognizing the 100th anniversary of the race and look forward to many more years of this Hoosier institution.”

“The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s most famous and prestigious automobile race,” Coats said. “The 500 holds a special place in the history of the automobile and Indiana. This May, Hoosiers celebrate the 100th anniversary of this great tradition and look forward to another exciting race and century of Indianapolis motorsports.”

The full text of the resolution is available here.

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