Column: A mea culpa on Alonso in the Indy 500

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(AP) -- There has been a lot of public support for Fernando Alonso's plan to race in the Indianapolis 500. He is being welcomed at every level.

Everyone, it seems, is thrilled the two-time Formula One champion is heading to the Brickyard.

I'm not against Alonso running at Indy. My mea culpa, though, is that I questioned Alonso's announcement a week ago by asking what it would do for the IndyCar Series. That was a mistake.

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