IndyCar drew good crowd at Barber

Sunday’s IndyCar race—the third for the series at Barber—drew 52,879, just a bit below the inaugural race. Race organizers were thrilled with the 81,378 who turned out for the weekend’s activities despite stormy weather.

“I’m extremely pleased," said Gene Hallman, an Alabama-based sports marketer who helped run the event. “It exceeded our expectations. You’re always concerned in the third year there’s a certain sense of complacency that sets into the market, and the newness wears off. We actually saw a resurgence. And corporate support was up."

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