The 38-year-old Spaniard is making his third attempt at the event, and if he wins would become only the second man in history to win motorsport's "triple crown" of Monaco Grand Prix, Le Mans and Indy 500.
The road course race's transition to July 4 means it will now form a double-header at Indianapolis featuring IndyCar and NASCAR, whose inaugural Xfinity race on the same circuit will follow on the same day.
It was an inevitable decision but still had to be hard for Roger Penske, who completed his purchase of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar in January and has already pumped millions into capital improvements to ready the historic venue for its first 500 under new ownership. "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. We will continue to focus on ways we can enhance the customer experience in the months ahead, and I'm confident we will welcome fans with a transformed facility and a global spectacle when we run the world's greatest race". The Indy Lights Freedom 100 race, Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge and final Indianapolis 500 practice will take place on Friday, August 21 as part of Carb Day. The first Indianapolis 500 was in 1911. President and CEO Mark Miles said.
"We're grateful for the patience of our fans as we've navigated this situation".
Coronavirus : Plus de 4.000 morts et 56.000 cas en Espagne
Plus de 427.940 cas d'infection ont été officiellement diagnostiqués dans 181 pays et territoires depuis le début de l'épidémie. La pandémie de coronavirus fait énormément de dégâts en Espagne , où le nombre de morts a dépassé celui de la Chine .
"We appreciate our friends at NASCAR for their flexibility and support in this matter and will work with them on a memorable, exciting weekend of racing action".
To accommodate the Indy 500 shift, an August 16 race at Mid-Ohio was moved to August 9 and the Gateway 500 near St. Louis will be contested August 30, eight days later than originally planned.
Moving the Indy 500 required shifting two other races on a 2020 IndyCar schedule now shrunk from 17 to 14 races with Alabama, Long Beach and Austin, Texas, events cancelled due to the pandemic.
While there was no word on when the season will start, IndyCar's website shows the first race of the season in Detroit on May 30.
All elementary students still will be receiving reading and math packets each week, either online or in paper form for pick-up. Teachers will be using email, phone calls, and video meetings via Google Classroom to connect with and support their students.
Previously, only the Ottawa Senators had announced that players-two, in that case-had tested positive for the virus. The player has been at home in isolation since the first symptoms appeared, has recovered and is back to normal.
Also, Wuhan will resume commercial flights from April 8, excluding global flights and flights to and from Beijing . To prevent a surge in imported cases, China is ramping up quarantine and screening rules for all global arrivals.
The Department of Labor released the data on Thursday morning, showing there were 15,668 initial claims filed in Nebraska. In February, the Labor Department reported that unemployment had reached a 50-year low of 3.5 percent.
Vitol said refineries have so far cut about 7 million bpd, a figure the company expects to rise further as storage fills up. Products supplied, a proxy for US demand, dropped almost 10% to 19.4 million bpd, EIA data showed.
Deepika Padukone slams Katrina Kaif for stealing her idea
However, it seems like the dimpled beauty had made a decision to share a post on washing utensils, but Katrina did it before her. Fans are delighted to see Deepika and Katrina so friendly with each other considering the duo was never friendly to each other.
L'ex-footballeur Michel Hidalgo est mort
L'épopée formidable de l'équipe de France à la Coupe du monde 1982 et la démi-finale France-Allemagne, c'était lui. En pleine pandémie de Covid-19, sa famille a précisé qu'il était décédé " naturellement d'épuisement ".
Jones to take pay cut
In that sense, we are like every other club in the union: when we do not stage matches and events we do not generate revenue. We will ensure a fair and balanced outcome for the game and are now committed to update on this by the middle of April".