The Indianapolis 500 Has Been Postponed
Patrick Smith / Staff
Another major event has been rescheduled.
The 104th annual Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge was originally scheduled for May 24th, but officials made the call to rescheduled. The Indy 500 has been rescheduled and pushed back to August 23rd. This is due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The GMR Grand Prix which was originally scheduled for May 9th has also been rescheduled to July 4th.
Indycar.com shared a statement from Penskey Entertainment Corp President and CEO Mark Miles. He stated that they always enjoy having the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day Weekend to honor the men and women who have fought for our nation's freedom. But this year they will have an opportunity to honor those men and women, and more.
“This August, we’ll also have a unique and powerful opportunity to honor the contributions and heroism of the doctors, nurses, first responders and National Guard members serving on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. We’re grateful for the patience of our fans as we’ve navigated this situation, and we extend our thanks to NBC for its terrific partnership and diligent work to maximize broadcast coverage with this new schedule.”
Practice sessions will begin at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wed August 12. You can read the full release, and all info on this change, here.