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Indy 500 2012 Weather: Record High Heat Hits The Brickyard

Fans and racers alike are in for some high stakes and extreme weather as record high heat is set to befall the Indianpolis 500 this Sunday, forcing race officials to take extra precautions for all involved at the Brickyard.

Temperatures are scheduled to hit the mid to high 90s during the race this afternoon, which could break the previous record of 92 degrees set way back when in 1937. Officials spent much of the week urging fans to be extra careful about the smoldering conditions, making sure to have portable misting stations around the venue for spectators to cool down as well as cooling stations with lots and lots of water.

Still, race spokesman Doug Boles said track medical personnel are expected to treat well more than 1,000 fans before the end of the race today, hopefully they can avoid any serious problems in the grandstands as well as on the race track.

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