By August 23, when the average temperature in Indianapolis is 84 degrees with 75% humidity — not 73 degrees and 67% like May — most kids will have been back in school for three weeks, the Colts preseason is scheduled to have started and the tradition of a Memorial Day weekend race will have long since passed.
Whether more than 300,000 fans will show up to Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the summer winds down is iffy at best.
What portion of the $330 million usually poured into the local economy will actually be spent is unknown as race concerts are cancelled and a weeks-long event turns into a couple of weekends.
What exactly will America’s Greatest Spectacle in Racing look like in August? It’s one big question mark.