The Indianapolis Motor Speedway It could be the first major sports venue to have fans in the stands this coming summer on a doubleheader of the IndyCar-NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Eric Holcomb, Governor of Indiana, announced this Friday a five-stage plan to reopen the state with the final phase scheduled to include a return to sports venues on July 4, the day the IndyCar Xfinity Series doubleheader would be scheduled. -NASCAR on that track.
The governor said the social distancing guidelines will remain in effect for at least the race weekend, but it will give one of the world’s most iconic sports facilities the potential to be one of the first events to welcome fans.
Mark Miles, who oversees the IndyCar Series as president of Penske Entertainment Corp., said other precautions could also be taken.
It was noted, however, that plans could change in the event of a resurgence of the coronavirus in the next two months.
In that sense, Thousands He noted that the phases and dates could change depending on the situation of the pandemic, but reiterated that he hopes to offer a final report before July 3.
NASCAR will resume its season on May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, the first of seven events in May for the stock car series, all without fans.
Thousands He says he still believes IndyCar may celebrate its season opener delayed June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway.
But it remains unclear how they would work on social distancing at the IMS, a facility that draws more than 275,000 people for the Indy 500.