INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum will remained closed until further notice given the ongoing National Emergency and humanitarian crisis due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
In previous communication (March 13), museum officials targeted a reopening date of March 30, before Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued an executive order requiring all non-essential businesses to close until April 7.
“IMS Museum managers are monitoring the reports and recommendations of public health officials, and maintaining communications with Indianapolis Motor Speedway management, and will endeavor to reopen the Museum as soon as appropriately possible,” Museum officials said in a statement.
“The museum staff graciously thanks the many donors and new members who have provided financial support to the non-profit IMS Foundation (which operates the Museum) during this unprecedented time.”
In the wake of the March 26 IMS and NTT IndyCar Series joint announcement of the shift in 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge activities to August and GMR Grand Prix to July 4, the Museum staff is reviewing all options to shift traditional Month of May events, including the annual Hall of Fame Day Legends Autograph Session and IMS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Special Recognition Dinner presented by Firestone.
The Museum will announce rescheduled or cancelled events as soon as possible, and likewise will communicate directly with our key event constituencies in timely fashion.