IMS President: Still too early too tell about fans at The 500

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You may be able to attend the Indy 500 this year. The Speedway president says it’s still too early to tell.

“We haven’t made an official decision yet because we believe we’ve got that time on our side.So, people just be patient with us and wait through this, we’re hoping we have a normal Indy500 this year,” said Doug Boles, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“We are gonna have fans at the 500 as long as our metrics allow it and we’re doing our best to get there,” he said, acknowledging the downward direction of the pandemic.

Boles said that though some IndyCar races are being relegated to NBC’s digital platform, that he believes the 500 will continue to be a priority for their on the air broadcasts.

He also said the Speedway is looking for more events to hold there, which fit their brand and the venue.

The interview eventually came back around to the race, which as of Friday, was 100 days away.

“The IndyCar folks are working on it. My guess is we’re gonna be in the 35 to 36 car range for this year’s Indy500. So, I think Bump Day is something we’re definitely gonna see.”

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