Officials: Indy 500 Will Hit the Track in August with Limited Crowd

FILE – In this May 26, 2019, file photo, Simon Pagenaud, of France, leads the field through the first turn on the start of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won’t run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946. The race will instead be held Aug. 23. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Fans planning to attend this year’s Indianapolis 500 will be limited to about 50 percent capacity at the August 23 race, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles said on Friday.

Boles also said that additional health and safety measures will be considered.

The Indy 500 was postponed in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There’s no word yet about what safety precautions will be taken at the event.

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