SPEEDWAY, Ind. — The Indianapolis 500 has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday.
The GMR Grand Prix will transition to Saturday, July 4 for a first-ever doubleheader featuring the NTT IndyCar Series and NASCAR.
The Indianapolis 500 was originally scheduled for Sunday, May 24. The GMR Grand Prix was scheduled to run on Saturday, May 9.
“The Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is my favorite time of year, and like our fans, I am disappointed that we have had to reschedule the Indianapolis 500,” IMS and NTT IndyCar Series owner Roger Penske said. “However, the health and safety of our event participants and spectators is our top priority, and we believe that postponing the event is the responsible decision with the conditions and restrictions we are facing. We will continue to focus on ways we can enhance the customer experience in the months ahead, and I’m confident we will welcome fans with a transformed facility and a global spectacle when we run the world’s greatest race.”
Tickets purchased for the originally scheduled race date are automatically valid for the newly-scheduled race date.
For more information, visit IMS.com/COVID19.