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The 104th running of NASCAR’s Indianapolis 500 takes place this weekend. And like most sporting events these days, the race will take place without fans in the stands.
The event was originally scheduled to take place in May, but it was postponed due to the pandemic. This is the first time the Indy 500 will be held without spectators.
NASCAR has already held a number of races without spectators, so this is nothing new. Despite the lack of spectators, the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” is still one of the biggest races of the year.
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The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be unlike any other race in the event’s long history. First it will take place in August, three months after its normal annual date on the calendar the day before Memorial Day. Second it will be held without fans — a painful decision that Roger Penske, owner of IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, was forced to make as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to surge throughout Indiana and the rest of the country.
The TV station isn’t the only new part of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” this year. Like other sports restarting amid the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no fans packing the 300,000-capacity speedway this year.
The race will also be missing much of the usual Americana pomp and circumstance following postponement from its usual Memorial Day weekend schedule. No parade of military members, marching band or traditional last row party, but NBC is still planning to return many of the race’s other hallowed traditions.
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