Indianapolis 500 moved to Aug. 23 due to COVID-19 pandemic
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The Indianapolis 500 has been moved from May 24 to Aug. 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is my favorite time of year, and like our fans, I am disappointed that we have had to reschedule the Indianapolis 500," IndyCar owner Roger Penske said in a statement.

"However, the health and safety of our event participants and spectators is our top priority, and we believe that postponing the event is the responsible decision with the conditions and restrictions we are facing."

The Indy 500 is just the latest sporting event to be postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. IndyCar previously announced that the first four races on its calendar would be postponed, while NASCAR and Formula 1 have announced postponements and cancellations of their own.

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