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Want to compete on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway but not in a car?

Grab your golf bags and check out the $99 Stay & Play package at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course and Brickyard Crossing Inn, which is just a few feet from the course’s first tee. Several of the course's holes are located on the infield of the famed speedway.

The package gets you a round of golf and overnight accommodations at the hotel for $99 per person, based on double occupancy. Greens fees for 18 holes of golf at Brickyard Crossing are normally $90.

Go to brickyardcrossing.com or call (317) 241-2500.

A few places worth visiting for a some good grub:

Shapiro's Delicatessen, 808 S. Meridian St. (317) 631-3958.
New York City prices don't make the lines any shorter at this popular deli, opened by Louis and Rebecca Shapiro in 1905 as a small grocery store. Today it's a full-service kosher-style deli where you can buy smoked fish and cold cuts by the pound or eat breakfast, lunch or an early dinner in the brightly lit cafeteria. The Reuben is a must.

Best beer garden in town is the Rathskeller, 401 E. Michigan St. (317) 636-0396.
It's like Oktoberfest during warm summer nights in the outdoor beergarden at this sprawling restaurant, which claims to be the oldest eatery in Indy. It's done up inside like a massive beer hall, dishing up gemutlich German food. Try the warm pretzels and mustard and wash it down with one of the many beers on tap.

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