Indianapolis 500 Rescheduled for August
IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday that the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23.
“Memorial Day weekend has always provided Indianapolis 500 fans an opportunity to honor the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for our nation’s freedom,” Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles said in a release. “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.”
Originally scheduled for Sunday, May 24, on-track activities for the Indy 500 will begin with practice sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 12-13. Indy 500 qualifications will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16.
In addition to the move, the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix that was scheduled to be run on Saturday, May 9 has now been rescheduled for Saturday, July 4.