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The Indy 500 is scheduled to happen this Sunday far from its traditional starting date after the event was rescheduled amid the COVID-19 pandemic in response to put the spectator’s and fans’ safety first following spiking new cases of coronavirus in Indiana.
Without any doubt this year, Indy 500 will feel different from the previous ones, especially now that spectators and fans won’t be allowed to grace the event.
Each year, more than 200000 spectators support their favorite race drivers alongside families, friends, and colleagues at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The annual Carb Day is usually the starter appetizer to a huge holiday weekend because spectators and fans storm on the track turning it into Indiana’s biggest party. But that wasn’t the case this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Snake Pit infield was hollow echoing sound of engines as the racers drove in preparation for Sunday Indy 500 as teams adjusted their engines carburetors. Without rowdy revelers making it the first time in the history of the event with no spectators and fans in attendance.
On Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Britain’s Max Chilton will be eyeing to win the Indianapolis 500 and have his name added among legends who have won the Indy 500.
In 2017 Chilton came so close in winning the Indy 500 that year when he led in 50 laps, including 47 of the last 72 but finished fourth with the winner of that year being Takuma Sato.
The 29-year-old racer didn’t shy off, stating his desire to win the Indy 500, saying that it would satisfy his thirst and highlight his career. Chilton’s mindset is to win the Indy 500 and get the chance to drink the milk, which is the traditional way of celebrating after winning the Indy 500.
Chilton expects not to miss out and hopes history doesn’t repeat itself like in 2017 when he came so close in winning the Indy 500, and he could almost taste the milk in his mouth. But he made a slight mistake where he lost the front end and had to do a lift causing him the lead after Helio Castroneves passed him.
Hopefully, we expect the 2020 Indy 500 to be spectacular and thrilling even though there will be no spectators and fans in attendance.
Nelson Richards is a Seasoned Journalist with nearly 6 years of experience. While studying at Case Western Reserve University, Located at Cleveland. Nelson found a passion for finding and writing articles which are published in Well known Media Publications such as Tnt Publications and Ohio News Network. As a contributor to Chroniclex Nelson Covers National Topics.