Indy 500 rescheduled for August amid COVID-19 concerns
INDIANAPOLIS—The Indianapolis 500 has been rescheduled amid concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials with INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday that the 104th edition of the Indy 500 will now take place on Sunday, August 23.
The event was originally scheduled to take place on May 24.
The GMR Grand Prix will also transition to Saturday, July 4.
“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,” Roger Penske said in a press 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.”
For more information about the changes made to the Indy 500, as well as information for ticketholders, visit its website.