The pandemic has changed the continuation of the Indy 500 2020. Back then, the officials made the decision to postpone the event for another date. The upcoming 104th annual Indy 500 is a spectacle long awaited by the die-hard fans of racing.
If you have already known about the hype, then you’d agree that the Indy 500 is one of the most attractive spectacle that attracts sports lovers in general. Therefore, it is a reason why this event is too great to be missed.
IndyCar and IMS officials have been doing a great job to make sure that the upcoming special event will take place. The Indy 500 is not going to vanish. The officials have decided to reschedule the event.
As we know, the IndyCar season was no-go back in March. The official new schedule starts from June 6 when the Texas Motor Speedway holds the event for the first race of the season. I know it seems a lot but at least we are able to watch all of the actions of Indy 500 right through our favorite screen without any problem.
For those who haven’t known, you don’t need to worry. The status of the 2020 Indy 500 is completely green. NBC has filled the broadcast time as it won the bid to be the righteous broadcaster of the event.
Here is the new schedule of Indy 500 in 2020:
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020.
Starting time: 1 p.m. ET
Obviously, you will not miss a single spectacular moment if you tune into the channel before 1 p.m. The complete broadcast schedule is available on this page as well.
The practice sessions will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, August, 12-13. Fast Friday will take place in August.
Meanwhile, the more important thing, Indy 500 Qualifications will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 15 to August 16, 2020. Each day of the qualifications will be available in the NBC coverage. Make sure to hit the NBC channel when the qualifications happen.
Then in the next week there will be the pit-stop practice sessions on August 20, 2020. The final Indy 500 would take place on August 23. It is not exaggerating to say that the August month will be more hype than the other months for the diehard fans of the racing.
The updated schedule of Indy 500 2020 is very crucial for all the viewers. The officials have decided to reschedule the big event due to the pandemic situation. The restrictions issued by the government with the awareness of the pandemic danger have led to the difficult decision. While other sports are cancelled by the organizations, we can rest assured that Indy 500 will still be a go.
It can be a weird situation for most folks because the event usually takes place on Sunday before Memorial Day. But this time, it takes place months after the initial date. Regardless, the officials have given a good breath to the fans of the racing.
We still have the opportunity to watch Indy 500 2020 live through our favorite screen on new dates.