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Indy 500 2012: First Alternative Fuel Race Is Huge Step for Motorsports

The Indianapolis 500 returns this weekend with a somber mood hanging overhead. The memory of the late Dan Wheldon, last year's Indy 500 winner, will reign supreme and rightfully so—he was one of the best drivers of the last decade.But Wheldon's absence won't be the only difference in this year's race. According to a press release on Market Watch, the IndyCar series will be using an alternative fuel this entire season for the first time ever: Brent Schutte, Market Strategist for Harris Private Bank, writes about the promising future of natural gas vehicles to cut costs for American families and racing teams. "Indy car drivers have embraced versions of alternative fuels and this season will mark the first year that cars will be burning ...

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