The month of May is almost over which means… the Indy 500 could be any day now! Fans will be welcome to the event this year, but as we all know it will look a little different.
The Indy 500 is set to be the world’s largest sporting event since the start of the pandemic. IMS will allow up to 40% of venue capacity, or approximately 135,000 fans, for the race on May 30.
“Our fans mean everything to us, and we can’t wait to welcome them ‘Back Home Again’ for this year’s Indy 500,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles said.
Spectator viewing mounds will be closed to the general public and no Race Day General Admission tickets will be sold.
Masks will be required, even for vaccinated visitors, and social distancing will be enforced, according to IMS.
There will be no General Admission access to the infield during the Month of May and the Carb Day concert, the Legends Day concert, and the Snake Pit Concert have all been canceled.
Some casual information to be known about the race going into Sunday is Scott Dixon won the pole after posting a four-lap average speed of 231.685 MPH, and this year’s field is the fastest in 500 History.
Here is the starting grid for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500:
Row 1: Scott Dixon, Colton Herta, Rinus Veekay
Row 2: Ed Carpenter, Tony Kanaan, Alex Palou
Row 3: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves, Marcus Ericsson
Row 4: Alexander Rossi, Ed Jones, Pato O’Ward
Row 5: Pietro Fittipaldi (R), Felix Rosenqvist, Takuma Sato
Row 6: James Hinchcliffe, Scott McLaughlin (R), Graham Rahal
Row 7: Conor Daly, Jack Harvey, Josef Newgarden
Row 8: JR Hildebrand, Santino Ferrucci, Juan Pablo Montoya
Row 9: Marco Andretti, Simon Pagenaud, Sebastien Bourdais
Row 10: Stefan Wilson, Max Chilton, Dalton Kellett
Row 11: Sage Karam, Will Power, Simona De Silvestro
For more information and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit the IMS website.
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