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Indy 500 list of canceled and changed events

Traditional events are being changed or eliminated due to health concerns from the pandemic.
Thousands poured into the Snake Pit to start the fun by 9 a.m. (WTHR Photo/Chopper 13)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — The Indianapolis 500 will happen on Aug. 23, but with significant changes announced on Wednesday. Traditional events are being changed or eliminated due to health concerns from the pandemic.

Events canceled

  • All Race Weekend Concert Events: Carb Day, Legends Day, Snake Pit
  • All Legends Day Programming: Drivers Meeting, Autograph Sessions, Pin Distribution, Memorabilia Show
  • All 500 Festival Live Events: Parade, Mini-Marathon, Off the Grid, Breakfast at the Brickyard
  • REV Indy – IU Health Foundation
  • Indy 500 Victory Celebration (Closed to Fans)

Activities eliminated

  • Infield Camping: Glamping, Tiny Houses
  • IMS Fan Midway and Sponsor Activations
  • Autograph Sessions and Meet & Greets
  • FanVision/Racing Electronics Rentals
  • Seat Back Rentals
  • Armed Forces Enlistment Ceremony
  • Indy 500 VIP Red Carpet

Altered event

  • Victory Celebration – no fans

New schedule of events:

Aug. 11.................... Indianapolis 500 Practice
Aug. 12................... Indianapolis 500 Practice
Aug. 13................... Indianapolis 500 Practice
Aug. 14................... Indianapolis 500 Practice
Aug. 15...................Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying
Aug. 16...................Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying
Aug. 21...................Miller Lite Carb Day
Aug. 23.................. Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge (Live on WTHR)

The 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will air live on WTHR on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020.

Traditionally, the live race has been blacked out in the Indianapolis television market with few exceptions.

The race is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.

RELATED: Indianapolis 500 to air live on WTHR

The 500 Festival announced it has canceled the remaining in-person events for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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