The Indianapolis Motor Speedway sat empty on Sunday, May 24, 2020, the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, when the Indy 500 is usually run. Indianapolis Star
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb pointed to the “massive piece of property” that is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when asked Wednesday whether he’s worried about the Indy 500 going forward on Aug. 23.
The question came after Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Box announced that the Indiana State Fairgrounds due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Indiana has seen an uptick in its positivity rate and hospitalizations related to COVID-19.
“I want to make it very clear that the leadership for the fairgrounds and for this particular amusement group