INDIANAPOLIS - There is discussion about the possibility of adding lights to the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
According to a report in the Indianapolis Business Journal, track management is considering lighting the 2.5-mile track in an effort to re-energize the annual NASCAR weekend, which has suffered attendance woes in recent years.
"Those types of discussions are more common now than they were even a year and a half ago," said IMS spokesperson Doug Boles. "One consideration is it would allow us to get fans out of the heat of the day."
Despite the struggle to bring fans back to the track, there is no discussion about NASCAR leaving Indianapolis any time in the near future.
"I don't think either party could be more secure in its relationship with [the] other," said Boles. "There is no thought internally or within NASCAR that this race shouldn't continue."