Volunteers help clean-up after Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 25th 2015) — After “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" -- clean-up crews have their work cut out for them.

Hundreds of volunteers representing non-profits and other groups are helping to clear trash near the track following the 99th running of the Indy 500.

“300,000 people leave a lot of trash around the facility,” said IMS President Doug Boles.

“Sometimes people can’t give you money, but they can give you time – and this is a great way for organizations to do some team building and have some time together to help us, and then we make a donation to the organization,” Boles said.

Boles says crowd numbers have been great this year. During Carb Day, for example, he says IMS had the largest crowd since before 2011.

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