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Indy needs to draw NASCAR drivers to succeed

The Indianapolis 500 is still a great event, but it could be better. One way to do it? Move the race to Memorial Day to draw NASCAR drivers back, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: May 15, 2007, 7:51 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

Some of the Nextel Cup regulars would love to race in the Indianapolis 500 on May 27th, but racing the daily double is no longer an option.

Since the start time for the Indy 500 has moved to later in the day (1 p.m. ET) it is almost impossible to race at Indy, get on a plane to Charlotte and get in your race car in time for the start of the Coca-Cola 600 that evening (5:40 p.m. ET).

Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials should do everything possible to make it easier for the ...

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