Health Officials Weigh in on the Risks of Running the Indy 500 with Fans

Officials with I.U. Heath updated the public on their concerns ahead of a delayed Indianapolis 500 with fans in the stands.

Posted: Jul 31, 2020 10:09 AM
Updated: Jul 31, 2020 10:12 AM

After a three month delay, the Greatest Spectacle in Racing is nearing the green flag.

The Indianapolis 500 is set to run with 25% fan capacity on Sunday, August 23.

Right now the event is schedule for a 1:00pm start, but that could change.

I.U. Heath Says, even with a reduced crowd the race could lead to a spike in Covid-19 infections.

They are calling on the race organizers to consider an alternative to a race with fans.

Roger Penske, who purchased the property and IndyCar Series early in 2020, has said the Indy 500 will only run this year if fans are able to attend.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials have set aside an additional date for a rescheduled race if needed Sunday, October 4.

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