- Motolotov cocktail thrown a Brooklyn mini-mart
- 3 Americans dead in shooting at Kabul hospital by Afghan guard
- Running on empty: EPA slashes biofuel goals because of ethanol shortage
- ‘Gay Jeans’ that fade into rainbow-colored denim created
- Divided court strikes down big porn award
- Jimmy Carter: Don’t hurt Russian people with sanctions
- Oldest ex-MLB player dies in Cuba, 2 days shy of 103rd birthday
- ‘Top Gun’ for drones: Squadrons of carrier-based killers have Navy’s approval
- Bill Clinton to endorse Charlie Rangel for re-election
- Pfc. Bradley Manning is now Pfc. Chelsea Manning: Court says so
Indy 500 fans say economy can’t keep them away
Higher ticket prices and lingering concerns about the economy couldn’t keep Indianapolis 500 fans away from this year’s race.
General admission prices rose this year from $20 to $30, but Indianapolis Motor Speedway spokesman Tom Surber says advance ticket sales heading into Sunday’s race were up about 10 percent from 2010.
Track officials don’t disclose attendance figures, but the stands had fewer empty seats than in recent years. The 500 draws an estimated 250,000 to 275,000 fans annually.
David Humphrey manages Team Penske’s trackside mobile vending unit. He says sales were up over last year but that many fans were still hesitant to buy a T-shirt that cost more than $25.
Some fans still worried about the economy said they couldn’t resist souvenirs but found other ways to economize.
By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
- Pentagon plans to replace flight crews with 'full-time' robots
- 'Top Gun' for drones: Squadrons of carrier-based killers have Navy's approval
- Texas is next! AG warns BLM wants 90,000 acres after Bundy ranch standoff
- America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds
- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy hailed as patriot, ripped as lawless deadbeat
- Obama avoids 'red line' for China, prepared to impose tougher sanctions on Russia
- CURL: Obama's foreign policy even worse than his domestic policy
- Ukraine claims torture by pro-Russian forces on the heels of Biden's stern warning to Moscow
- Sold out: Ukraine's leadership swapped best military weapons for cash
- Jimmy Carter: Dont hurt Russian people with sanctions
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