Opening IndyCar practice to be cancelled? (Update)

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso

UPDATE This rumor is upgraded to 'fact' today. Practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including rookie orientation, will start Aug. 12, a Wednesday and one day later than originally scheduled.

08/03/20 Hearing rumors that opening practice for the Indy 500 on Tuesday Aug 12th may be cancelled. No details as to why, except one can assume it is one less day of virus spread and it was only a 2-hour session anyway.

The schedule as planned is as follows:

Date Day Event Times
Aug 12 Tuesday Practice 1 (Cancelled) 12:30 – 2:30 PM ET
Aug 13 Wednesday Practice 2 12:30 – 5:30 PM ET
Aug 14 Thursday Practice 3 12:30 – 5:30 PM ET
Aug 15 Friday Practice 4 (Fast Friday) 12:30 – 5:30 PM ET
Aug 15 Saturday Practice 5 8:30 – 9:30 AM ET
Aug 16 Saturday Qualifications (Day 1) 11:00 – 5:50 PM ET
Aug 16 Sunday Practice 6 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Aug 16 Sunday Qualifications (Last Row Qualifying) 12:30 – 1:45 PM ET
Aug 16 Sunday Qualifications (Fast 9) 1:45 – 2:30 PM ET
Aug 21 Sunday Practice 7 3:30 – 6:00 PM ET
Aug 23 Friday Final Practice (Carb Day) 11:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Aug 25 Sunday Race 2:15 – 6:00 PM ET

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