IMS Issues Statement Regarding Month Of May Events

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The Indianapolis 500 has been moved to August as the result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Al Steinberg photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials have issued a statement regarding the status of its events in May in the wake of the recommendation announced Sunday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that groups of 50 people or more not meet for at least eight weeks.

“We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks,” the statement read. “Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on May 24. This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials. We are planning for all contingencies and will be prepared to run the GMR Grand Prix and Indy 500 as the COVID-19 situation permits.”

The NTT IndyCar Series has already canceled or postponed all events through the end of April, with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and Grand Prix of Long Beach among those events the series has been forced to put on hold or cancel outright.

The GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is scheduled for May 9 and the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is slated for May 24.