Indianapolis 500 Postponed Until August
One by one, large, heavily-attended events are being canceled or postponed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It could be fair to say that the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament was the point at which the virus has our complete attention.
Since that time, NASCAR races have been postponed, the International Bar-B-Q Festival had to be canceled for the first time ever, and the Kentucky Derby was moved back to Labor Day weekend. (Won't that feel odd?)
Now we have news of another postponement that will also likely feel very strange.
Indianapolis 500 fans will now have to wait until August to see the Memorial Day Weekend mainstay.
According to FOX59-Indianapolis, the race, originally scheduled for May 24th, will be pushed back to August 23rd.
Also, the GMR Grand Prix has been rescheduled for the Fourth of July and will be part of a double header with the Brickyard 400.
Indy 500 weekend concerts featuring Luke Bryan, REO Speedwagon, Styx and others have been cancelled.
All tickets already purchased for the aforementioned races will be valid on their new dates.