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2012 Indy 500 Weather: Record-Setting Heat Possible On Sunday

Those planning on going to the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday should be preparing for record-setting heat. As Brian Neudorff of SB Nation reports, the expected weather for this year's race could potentially break the record for hottest temp on the day of the event.

Temperatures will reach the low to mid 90s, and when you factor in the humidity, the heat index will feel like the upper 90s to near 100. The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a heat advisory for central Indiana for the entire weekend.

In 1937, the temperature hit 92 degrees during that year's Indianapolis 500. Fans haven't seen hotter weather on race day since, but it appears that streak may end this weekend. Given the extreme heat, Neudorff gave a variety of suggestions on how to ensure that it won't ruin your fun. Anyone going to the race should keep the heat in mind and prepare accordingly.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the 2012 Indy 500, head over to Indy racing blog Pop Off Valve.