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How die-hard Indy 500 fans do the month of May

Posted at 10:44 PM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 22:44:20-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- For hundreds of thousands of people, the Indianapolis 500 will be a one-day event. But for some die-hards, the event has already begun.

Fans like Tom Klein of North Carolina make the race a month-long affair. In 1978 he rode on a motorcycle with a sleeping bag and a tent to watch the race.

Now he brings a trailer, and the friends he's made over the year.

RTV6 Anchor Jason Fechner met up with some of the race's most die-hard fans to see what they do for the month of May. Take a look in the video player above.