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Next In Line: The Burger Chef Murders

For people living in Indianapolis in 1978, the year must have seemed like the last they’d ever see.

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Happy Hour: Big Woods Speedway, Harry & Izzy's, And More

The vegan (that’s right, vegan) Bloody Mary featuring New Amsterdam vodka and Wilks & Wilson bloody mix from The Garden Table (342 Mass Ave., 317-638-0321).   The Mule at Big Woods Speedway (1002 Main St., Speedway, 317-757-3250), a nice kick of locally distilled Hard Truth vodka, ginger beer, and a lime squeeze. The dangerously candy-like […]

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Gearing Up

Let’s clear the air, I thought I was going to scream like a kid on his first big roller coaster ride when we hit the first turn. I’m as prone to suffering from a lead foot as the next person, but topping 150 miles per hour on the straightaway between turns one and four at IMS is […]

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Doesn't Pit After Month Of May

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles says there are two questions he usually gets asked after the Indianapolis 500. “What do you do in the offseason?” And, “Hey, do you get to take time off since the 500 has been over?” The answer to the second will give a pretty clear indication of the answer […]

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Fast Food

You don’t have to subsist on a diet of fried chicken, sandwiches, and Budweiser during the month of May. Instead, fuel up at these bars and restaurants near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Big Woods Speedway (1002 Main St., Speedway, 317-757-3250) Pulled pork nachos, house beers, and a gorgeously rustic deck make this relative newcomer to Speedway’s […]

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Best of Indy 2016: Art & Culture

From Andrew Luck’s Book Club to Roxane Gay’s Twitter account, here are the Best of Indy selections in arts and culture.

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Dish of the Month: Pulled-Pork Nachos at Big Woods

Call it The Greatest Spectacle in Grazing: digging into a plate of pulled-pork nachos at Brown County transplant Big Woods, which opened this spring in Speedway.

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IMS Over the Years

The IMS has aged gracefully, aided by a few facelifts along the way. Take a look at some of the biggest upgrades over the years.

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May I Suggest: Local Celebrity Lunches

Indy’s movers and shakers dished on where they prefer to go for their midday meal.

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Track Stars: Speedway Fashion Then and Now

Fans may struggle to make personal style statements at the Speedway, but drivers never have.

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Four Indy Neighborhoods on the Verge

As Hamilton County development spreads north from Carmel, one historic burg stands a good chance of being next in line.

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Speed Read: Jeff Gordon by the Numbers

This year’s Brickyard 400 marked the 20th anniversary of the race. To commemorate, we take a look at some of the staggering numbers No. 24 has compiled during his tenure at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Overheard at the NASCAR Hauler Parade in Speedway

Many NASCAR haulers were put on display for fans along Main Street Thursday—and we were listening.

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Tweets of the Week: Bandwagons, Farmers Markets & Potholes

Via @colefarrell: “Walking downtown, I heard an older man refer to the farmers market as ‘that weekly veggie festival.’ I’m into it.”

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The Hoosierist Talks Boho Neighborhoods, HandleBar Bikes & More

Why isn’t a rolling bar powered by tipsy people constantly teetering into the canal or plowing into pedestrians? Because a company employee known as “The Bar Handler” always steers.

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