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INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar will be lifting its ban on fans attending races when the series heads to Iowa Speedway the weekend of July 17.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, IndyCar has had to close its races to the public in the name of social distancing and keeping in line with local coronavirus restrictions.

No fans were allowed to attend the season-opening race in Texas Jun. 6 and fans will also not be allowed inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the GMR Grand Prix the weekend of July 4.

However, a limited number of fans will be allowed through the gates at Iowa Speedway for a doubleheader weekend which will see IndyCar drivers run back-to-back 250-mile races on Friday and Saturday, July 17 and July 18.

“Under the guidance of public health officials, medical experts and local, state and federal authorities, INDYCAR and Iowa Speedway will observe safe social distancing and provide enhanced hygiene and safety precautions for all fans in attendance at the event,” the series said in an email statement.

The ARCA Menards stock car series will run a Saturday afternoon race as well before the second IndyCar race later that evening.

IndyCar and Iowa Speedway says all previously purchased tickets for the original race will be honored but seating will be reassigned to accommodate good social distancing.