Speedway Police prepare for Brickyard 400 crowds

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (July 24, 2015) - Speedway Police are preparing to tackle the crowds this weekend at the Brickyard 400.

Indiana State Police will have approximately 175 officers both inside and outside the track. They will also have a DUI checkpoint, keeping roads safe after the race. Undercover officers will be checking for underage drinking and working to keep theft down.

Police want you to have a fun weekend, but are reminding people that crime of any sort will not be tolerated.

"If you’re visiting in the town of Speedway in the IMS, we ask that if you see something, say something. There’s a lot of campaigns that have gone on if you see something out of the ordinary, please notify law enforcement," said Speedway Police Lt. Trent Theobald.

Police are also asking visitors to check their camping equipment before they head to the track.

"If you’re bringing your recreational vehicles, campers and RVs, make sure they’re properly maintenanced before you come into town, if you’re camping or just parking," said Theobald.

Traffic and parking restrictions will also be in place downtown. Speedway Police say there's plenty of places to park and are reminding drivers to pay attention to the signs. They say if a sign says "no parking," and you park there, you will get towed.

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