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Possible rules changes could help IndyCar drivers run down speed records at Indianapolis 500

In this May 18, 2013 photo, Graham Rahal heads into the first turn during practice on the first day of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Rahal and Marco Andretti have all the ingredients the IndyCar Series has been craving. They have famous family names, have reached Victory Lane and seem to enjoy playing up their growing rivalry. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

In this May 18, 2013 photo, Graham Rahal heads into the first turn during practice on the first day of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Rahal and Marco Andretti have all the ingredients the IndyCar Series has been craving. They have famous family names, have reached Victory Lane and seem to enjoy playing up their growing rivalry. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)  (The Associated Press)

IndyCar officials want to bring record-breaking days back to the Indianapolis 500.

On Thursday, following a meeting with a competition advisory board, Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles and soon-to-be head of competition, Derrick Walker, said they are debating how to help drivers top the fastest speeds ever seen on the 2.5-mile oval — but within the safety confines needed in today's racing.

The goal is simple: Break Arie Luyenydyk's track record for fastest official lap at 237.498 mph and fastest four-lap qualifying average of 236.986. Those were set in 1996.

Series officials then took away the turbo boost and nobody has come close, even after turbo-charged engines returned to the series last year.

The first part of the plan will be modifying the aerodynamic kits.