The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is exactly two months away however with the COVID 19 global pandemic it is hard to see the race going ahead as planned on that date. The NTT IndyCar Series have either cancelled or postponed their first four races of the 2020 season and while there have been no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus within the IndyCar community in the interest of public health and safety the race will most likely be postponed.
The Tokyo Olympic Games were officially postponed on Tuesday until no later than the Summer of 2021 and with other major sporting series and events postponed the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge will be postponed.
Series CEO Mark Miles said that they were going to do everything possible to push ahead with the running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24 however this looks impossible at this point in time given that as of Wednesday the state of Indiana will go into full lockdown until at least April 7.
Paddock Eye reported on Monday that the NTT IndyCar Series are looking at an alternative date for hosting the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis later in the summer possibly the 4th July weekend alongside the Brickyard 400.