President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J Douglas Boles says that Roger Penske never thought about cancelling the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge which was due to take place on May 24.

It was announced this week that the Indianapolis 500 has been postponed until August 23 due to the global COVID 19 pandemic.

Speaking on Friday, Boles said that there was never any question about cancelling the Indy 500 with NTT IndyCar Series and IMS owner Roger Penske wanting to ensure that the 2020 Indianapolis 500 went ahead.

The Month of August gets underway with practice on Wednesday and Thursday 12th and 13th August with qualifying taking place on Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th August.

Boles said he is excited to see the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard taking place on the same weekend and to see how the NTT IndyCar Series and Xfinity NASCAR Cup Series fans interact with each other and he knows how well the NTT IndyCar Series drivers and Xfinity NASCAR Cup Series drivers get on.

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