House & Senate pass IMS measure

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A measure to help fund improvements at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway passed the House and Senate Friday night.

Track officials want to make more than $100 million in improvements to keep the track competitive, and now a loan from the state can make those plans a reality, once approved by Governor Pence.

The track could use the money for upgrades like lights, which would allow for night racing for the first time. Other proposed upgrades include video boards and LED screens, structural renovations to stands, improved seating and restrooms, among others.