(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Security changes made at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 are being called a success.
Thousands of fans were upset when they missed the start of the Indianapolis 500 in May because of long security lines.
Race fan Norm Grant says he witnessed the Indy 500 entrance debacle. He noticed a significant difference in the operation of the gates at the NASCAR race.
“(In May) the line went as far as I could see. So this is 100 percent better than what that was,” Grant said.
Jeff Pederson said getting through security for the Brickyard 400 was a breeze.
“No wait at all. Things were a little better than they were last time,” said Pederson.
IMS credited more security workers and more open gates for cutting down on the wait to enter the speedway.
Hoosiers at the race got to witness a South Bend, Indiana native win the Brickyard 400. Purdue University gradaute Ryan Newman got to kiss the bricks after fending off Jimmie Johnson in the final laps.