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After blazing heat a year ago, Indianapolis 500 to feature cool temperatures, faster speed

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    Pole-sitter Ed Carpenter waves to fans as he's in introduced during the public drivers meeting for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (The Associated Press)

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    Takuma Sato, of Japan, left, jokes with fellow driver Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, during an autograph session before the public drivers meeting for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (The Associated Press)

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    Driver Helio Castroneves, left, talks to Team Penske president Tim Cindric, and Roger Penske during the Pit Stop Contest on Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Kristin Enzor) NO SALES. (The Associated Press)

A year ago, fans at the Indianapolis 500 were searching for shade.

This year, they'll be looking for some sun.

Temperatures throughout May have been unseasonably cool at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fans bundled up against the chill for the public drivers meeting Saturday — even the drivers appeared to be shivering — and more cool weather is likely on Sunday for the race.

The forecast calls for a high in the upper 60s, according to the National Weather Service, with a 40 percent chance of rain. Last year, it was 91 degrees when Dario Franchitti crossed the finish line, just one degree shy of the race-day record of 92 set in 1937. It was also 91 on race day in 1919 and 1953.