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Indy 500 trash leads to money for charities, groups

Posted at 7:06 AM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 12:18:17-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- With the actual Indianapolis 500 in the rearview mirror, attention turns to the annual cleanup effort.

The hundreds of thousands of fans who watched the race from the stands, or spent time in the infield left trash behind across the entire speedway. From the infield to the stands, thousands of beverage cans, bottles and food wrappers were scattered throughout the brickyard. 

But the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has the help of several volunteer groups who are spent their day cleaning up all the trash left behind. IMS donates money to each organization that volunteers to get their hands dirty, so it's a win-win. 

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Hundreds of volunteers went to the track and picked up all the various trash.

Watch the video below for an example of what some of that trash looked like.

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