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2020 Indianapolis 500 to be held behind closed doors

The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place behind closed doors after IMS declared it had become unsafe to allow fans into venue. After the NTT IndyCar Series schedule had been reorganised, circuit and series owner Roger Penske had been keen to get fans into the Brickyard for the crown jewel event. In June IndyCar President Jay Frye confirmed plans were in plans were in place and in July a 88-page document was revealed showing how the circuit would permit fans under strict social guidelines. Plans have now been forced to change due to continued spread of the virus in the local areas, leaving the speedway no choice but to hold the Indy 500 behind closed doors.
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