Indianapolis 500 postponed until August because of COVID-19

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed from May to Aug. 23.

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.

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IndyCar initially said it would resume racing May 9 on the road course at Indianapolis. That race will now be run on July 4, a day before NASCAR races at The Brickyard.

 

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