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Race car’s theft slows Indianapolis businessman’s passion

BY MICHAEL KIMBALL Modified: February 24, 2009 at 11:23 am •  Published: February 24, 2009

/> The men parked at the Red Roof Inn on S Meridian Avenue at Interstate 40 late Feb. 16.

The pickup and trailer were gone by morning, police said.

Nolen said he operates the Indianapolis-based race team at a "very small” profit and makes his living through another business he owns, but he’s passionate about racing and his team will be financially devastated if the stolen items aren’t recovered.

He said he thinks whoever stole the trailer will have trouble selling the car or parts because they’re mostly useless outside of racing.

"It won’t be easy (to sell) unless they know what they’re getting into,” Nolen said.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 235-7300 or sending a text message to (405) 415-5666. Those with tips about the crime may remain anonymous. has disabled the comments for this article.