The Indianapolis 500 was moved from Memorial Day weekend to August 23rd because of coronavirus concerns.
The thought was that Marion County could reopen Indianapolis Motor Speedway to fans.
With 2 upcoming races in July not allowing spectators, this puts the Indy 500’s hopes for fans in jeopardy.
Roger Penske owns the speedway and the Indy Car series. He is committed to run the Indy 500 with race fans present.
He told RACER, “Trust me, we are going to run it (Indianapolis 500) with fans. We’re on for fans in August and planning on it and we feel good. It’s still almost three months from now and I think we’ll be OK. But we will run it only with fans.”
Penske is willing to move the event to October if that means fans can come.
What events will welcome the most fans first? Will it be all of the outdoor sports?