IMS racing to finish upgrades ahead of 100th running of Indy 500

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (September 9, 2015)- On Wednesday the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will show off some of the improvement it’s working on ahead of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Track officials say the changes will enhance to fan experience at the motor speedway, but even with the modern updates the track will keep its historic feel.

Crews worked on the main grandstand Tuesday afternoon.

That’s the area where IMS says fans will notice the biggest changes.

The upper-deck seating area is getting a news roof as well as new chairs for fans.

Suites at the track are also being renovated as part of Project 100.

One of the main entrances to IMS is getting a major face lift.

“Gate 1 I think is really going to be impressive. When people come down the new Crawfordsville Road, around the new roundabout, it’s really going to make a statement that you’ve happened upon the IMS when you get here,” said Doug Boles, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Project 100 launched in 2013.

This is its final phase.

Some of the upgrades already complete include changes to the road course and the new high-definition video boards fans enjoyed at this year’s races.

Be sure to watch CBS 4 news beginning at 5 p.m. to see more of the changes taking place at IMS.

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