Created on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 09:10

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Planning Ahead Can Mean A More Enjoyable Race Weekend Experience

Those attending the Allstate 400 are reminded that there are a number of health and safety tips they should consider when attending the NASCAR race.

“We encourage everyone to protect themselves from the sun and heat that occurs in late July in Indianapolis,” said Virginia A. Caine, M.D., director, Marion County Health Department.

Drinking plenty of water is important since other beverages may not keep the body cool and hydrated. Wearing hats and lightweight clothing is also important. Individuals who have sun sensitive skin should apply sun block or use other means to protect themselves. Eye and ear protection are other considerations to make when planning for a trip to the racetrack.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway provides many locations where individuals can get out of the direct sun and have medical personnel on hand for anyone who might have an adverse reaction to the sun, heat or dehydration.