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Is IndyCar just going in circles?

The Indianapolis 500 might have finally turned a corner this year.

A bigger question is whether it is steering down a dead-end alley.

In the wake of a most exciting May at the Speedway, it turns out that a record number of those outside of 16th and Georgetown simply don’t care.

Excitement was there, but viewers were not.

It was a race fan’s dream — hometown hero Ed Carpenter on the pole, a record four women in the field, twice as many lead changes as ever, the fastest race of all time and a tremendously popular winner.


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