Indianapolis 500 postponed until August
This marks the 4th time the 500 has been postponed
It should come as no surprise at this point that another major sporting event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to take place on May 24th the 2020 Indianapolis 500 has been pushed back to August 23rd.
"The month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is my favorite time of the year, and like our fans, I'm disappointed we've had to reschedule the the Indy 500," Roger Penske said in a statement released on Twitter by the NTT IndyCar Series. "We're going to double-down on the customer experience in the months ahead, and I'm confident we'll greet fans with a transformed facility and a world-class spectacle when we run the world's greatest race later this year."
The new on-track schedule sees cars hit the track for the first practice on Wednesday, August 12. There will be an additional practice on Thursday, and "Fast Friday" on August 14. Indy's two day qualifying remains and will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16. Final Indy 500 practice and The Indy Lights Freedom 100 race will occur on Friday August 21st.
The Indy 500 has been postponed in the past due to poor weather and only during WWII was the race canceled (1942-1945)