Indy 500 rescheduled to Aug. 23; GP becomes NASCAR doubleheader

IndyCar unveiled a revised 2020 schedule Thursday, moving the 104th Indianapolis 500 to Aug. 23 and out of May for the first time. The GMR Grand Prix, which had been slated for May 9, moves to Saturday, July 4 as a doubleheader with the NASCAR Xfinity Series race the day before the Brickyard 400 on July 5. “The Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is my favorite time of year, and like our fans, I am disappointed that we have had to reschedule the Indianapolis 500,” track owner Roger Penske said in a release. “However, the health and safety of our event participants and spectators is our top priority, and we believe that postponing the event is the responsible decision with the conditions and restrictions we are facing. We will continue to focus on ways we can enhance the customer experience in the months ahead, and I’m confident we will welcome fans with a transformed facility and a global spectacle when we run the world’s greatest race.” The Indy 500 joins a long list of major-league events that already have been postponed because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Month of May Update from @IMS and @IndyCar: The… Read full this story

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