Indiana Governor Eric Halcomb says that the rescheduled 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on August 23 will go ahead with fans if the current way the COVID 19 outbreak in Indiana continues the way it is and provide healthcare officials give the green light.

When asked about the Indianapolis 500 during a press briefing on Thursday, Halcomb said:

Our goal is to get there, but we’re going to get there responsibly, the “new normal” depends not just on the number of positive cases but on the health care system’s ability to care for.

A number of US states have begin easing their lockdown korders by allowing small businesses to open again.

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season is due to get underway behind closed doors with the Genesys 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6 as a one day event.

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