In­di­anapo­lis 500 moves to Au­gust

Orlando Sentinel - - CALENDAR -

The In­di­anapo­lis 500 was post­poned Thurs­day un­til Au­gust be­cause of the coro­n­avirus pandemic and won’t run on Me­mo­rial Day week­end for the first time since 1945. The race will in­stead be held Aug. 23, three months later than its May 24 sched­uled date. The Indy 500 be­gan in 1911 but didn’t run in 1917, 1918 and from 1941-45 be­cause of World Wars I and II. Tony Hul­man bought the ne­glected speed­way af­ter the sec­ond war, and the Indy 500 re­turned on Me­mo­rial Day week­end in 1946. It has been sched­uled for that week­end ev­ery year since.

DARRON CUM­MINGS/AP

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