Exception to Sunday alcohol sales ban could be made for Indy 500 

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This year race fans might be able to take home a keepsake bottle of alcohol from the Indianapolis 500.

Legislation allowing Sunday carryout sales during the 100th running of the race is headed to the governor’s desk for approval. Tuesday the bill passed the House 89-6.

Rep. Sean Eberhart, R-Shelbyville, sponsored Senate Bill 294, which creates an exception to Indiana’s ban on alcohol sales on Sunday.

“With the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500 race, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway should have the ability to do something special to celebrate this momentous occasion in our state’s history,” Eberhart said in a statement. “The carryout sales of alcohol would be a one-time event, strictly for the celebration of the race.”

The legislation makes the exception for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year on race day, May 29, from the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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