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May Madness

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Like a Good Nabors

Sadly, Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced today that Indy 500 mainstay Jim Nabors will not be available to sing “(Back Home Again in) Indiana” before the race this year. The conflict: a scheduled surgery for heart-valve replacement.

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Inside Track: Good Deal on Derby and 500 Tix

As you might have heard, another big May race, the Kentucky Derby, is coming up this Saturday. For the first time ever, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Churchill Downs have partnered to offer a special “Horsepower vs. Horsepower” (get it?) ticket promotion to race fans and revelers hearty enough to attempt trips to the Derby and the 500 in the same year.

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Q&A: IM Fancies the Plain White T's

To kick off the 500 Festival, Indy is throwing a party. The Rev Your Engines concert on Monument Circle tonight features headliners the Plain White T’s (9 p.m., Sat., free), the pop-rock crooners whose recent hits are by now as familiar and well-worn as, well, your favorite white T-shirt. Their heartstring-tugging ballads “Hey There Delilah,” “1, 2, 3, 4,” and “Rhythm of Love” have each gone platinum.

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Q&A: What We Like about The Romantics

When you heard The Romantics were on the bill for tonight’s Rev Your Engines concert (Monument Circle, Saturday at 8 pm, free), perhaps you thought the same thing I did when I saw them in the lineup for a music fest I went to last year.

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From the Archives: Helio Castroneves—Leading Man

He’s known simply as Helio. And he’s known for That Smile.

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Exclusive Sneak Preview: Historic Indy 500 "Class Photo"

This just in: Indianapolis Motor Speedway will include a historic, unpublished photograph in its 2012 Indianapolis 500 program. May Madness and have an exclusive sneak preview.