It’s officially the month of August which means just one thing and that is the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is just 22 days away.
It has been a long wait with the race originally scheduledcto take place on May 30 however due to the global COVID 19 global pandemic the race was postponed until August 23.
As it stands, the race will go ahead with fans in attendance at the event however organisers have reduced capacity at the event to just 25 percent.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway have confirmed that bronze badges will be available for fans with restricted access to Gasoline Alley. As it stands the race has 30 guaranteed drivers. Paddock Eye understands that the final three drivers will be announced in the coming days.
A number of the traditions associated with the Indianapolis 500 have been cancelled this year such as the 500 festival and the REV Indy fashion show, The Miller Lite Carb Day activities have have also been cancelled with no Snake Pit.
Fernando Alonso returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month in the No.66 Ruoff Chevrolet for Arrow McLaren SP, with the team confirming recently that they have no doubts about the Spaniard not making it to the US for the race.
The opening practoce session for the Indianapolis 500 gets underway on Tuesday 11 August with qualigying for the Greatest Spectacle In Racing set to take place over the weekend of August 15/16.