“We are very sorry to announce that the Indianapolis 500 will be held on August 23 without fans,” tweeted Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday. “This difficult decision was made after careful consideration and extensive consultation with state and municipal leaders.”
Just two weeks ago track officials announced that they would allow 25% capacity on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with a mandatory face mask protocol in place. This statement was preceded by an announcement in late June stating a 50% maximum attendance limit.
The race was originally scheduled to take place on May 24th but has been postponed due to Covid-19.