Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - The Department of Homeland Security has raised the security concern for the Indy 500 to a level three, meaning for the first time ever, federal agents will be involved in security along with local and state departments.
That could mean an extra helicopter for air patrols and more bomb and drug-sniffing dogs on the ground.
Indy's Homeland Security Cheif Gary Coons said federal officials looked closely at the event after the bombings at the Boston Marathon last year.
The Indy 500 is set for the afternoon of May 25. WHAS11 will be streaming it live at noon.