IBJ Podcast: Will the Indy 500 run with fans in the stands? IMS officials say yes.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are putting all their energy into running the Indy 500 with fans in August, despite continuing concerns about big crowds and the coronavirus.

In fact, just weeks after IMS announced that NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 would run in front of empty stands, the track’s new owner—Roger Penske—said the Indy 500 would not run if fans couldn’t be there.

So we talked with IBJ reporter Anthony Schoettle about the Indy 500 and his conversation with IMS President Doug Boles about the track’s plans.

You can read Anthony’s Q&A with Boles by clicking here. And see our story about Penske’s comments about the race and fans.

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