Indianapolis 500 moves to August
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.