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IndyCar drivers excited to have fans in the stands for Harvest GP

Drivers will take part in a doubleheader with the first race Friday and second on Saturday.

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Race fans will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the INDYCAR Harvest GP presented by GMR this weekend. 

The limited attendance will be funneled to two spectator zones of up to 5,000 fans in each. The zones will be located in Turns 1 and 4 of the oval which offer the best view of the road course. 

Strict health and safety rules will be in place, including the following: 

  • Face coverings must be worn throughout the property at all times
  • All fans will receive temperature screenings before gate entry
  • Grandstand seats will be marked for distancing
  • Attendees must use pre-assigned gates and remain in their designated zones. 

RELATED: Fans can return to IMS for October Harvest GP races

Drivers will take part in a doubleheader. The first race will air at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 on the USA Network. NBC will broadcast the second race at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, with WTHR airing the action live in central Indiana. 

Dave Calabro talked with Indy 500 winners Scott Dixon and Simon Pagenaud about racing with fans in attendance and you can watch those in the media player above.

And if you're ready to see some racing again at IMS, being part of the 10,000 fans in the stands for this weekend's Harvest GP, you'll need their cool "Plan Ahead" tool. It's available online now to help you with directions, parking and schedules. It also includes a digital ticket guide.

Here, you will find an outline of all the key measures IMS is taking at this year's events to protect fans, participants, workforce and the broader community.