IndyCar will open its delayed season on June 6 in Texas with out followers in attendance and with strict pointers to guard the contributors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it stated on Thursday.
IndyCar, which postponed racing in mid-March over issues in regards to the novel coronavirus, stated the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) will now be a one-day occasion that features follow, qualifying and the race.
IndyCar President Jay Frye stated the sanctioning physique labored intently with TMS and well being officers on a plan to “guarantee the security of our occasion contributors alongside an thrilling return to competitors for our drivers, groups and viewers tuning in from world wide.”
IndyCar stated there will likely be strict entry pointers limiting the variety of personnel on web site, in addition to a well being screening system administered to all contributors and private safety gear offered to everybody coming into the ability.
“America wants reside sports activities and they aren’t going to imagine what they see when the Genesys 300 storms into their dwelling rooms on TV from Texas,” stated Eddie Gossage, president and common supervisor of TMS.
IndyCar, which earlier this 12 months postponed the Indianapolis 500 to August 23 from Could 24, additionally stated the rest of the up to date, 15-race IndyCar calendar for 2020, introduced on April 6, stays on schedule for competitors.
Earlier this week, NASCAR stated its season would resume with out followers on Could 17.