No fans at this year’s Indy 500

UPDATE (August 5, 2020): The Greatest Spectacle in Racing will be a lonely affair this month.

Roger Penske yesterday announced that there will be no fans at this year’s Indianapolis 500.

Penske had resisted calls to close the race to fans but finally relented because of the coronavirus.

This will be the first time in the 500’s 104-year history that there will not be fans in the stands.
Michael Castner reports.

ORIGINAL STORY (August 4, 2020):

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indy 500 will start a day later next week.

Race managers said they will begin practice next Wednesday instead of next Tuesday.

No one is saying why the start is being pushed back. The Indy 500 itself is still planned for Sunday, August 23rd.

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