The NTT IndyCar Series Twitter account announced on Thursday afternoon that the Indianapolis 500 and GMR Grand Prix races will be rescheduled for later dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Month of May update from @INDYCAR and @IMS:
The Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23 and the GMR Grand Prix will move to Saturday, July 4.
Full details: https://t.co/WDCpllAZZO pic.twitter.com/p69KMYvD1K
— NTT INDYCAR SERIES (@IndyCar) March 26, 2020
The Indy 500 was originally going to take place during Memorial Day weekend, on May 24. The Indy 500 will now take place on Sunday, August 23.
The GMR Grand Prix was originally scheduled for May 9 but will now take place on the Fourth of July. The new July 4 date for the GMR Grand Prix will create the first-ever double-header event with NASCAR and will air on NBC on Independence Day. The 104th edition of the Indy 500 will also air live on NBC with an official start time to be named at a later date.
Indy 500 and Grand Prix races rescheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago