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Fans Allowed for Indy 8H

Up to 10,000 spectators to be allowed per day for Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli round…

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A limited number of fans will be allowed to attend next weekend’s Indianapolis 8 Hour, in the first spectator event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway since Roger Penske’s acquisition of the facility.

The Oct. 1-4 event, which will be headlined by the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli round serving as the season finale for GT World Challenge America powered by AWS, will also feature the NTT IndyCar Series, Pirelli GT4 America and TC America action over the four-day event.

Up to 10,000 spectators will be permitted in the grandstands each day during the Harvest GP presented by GMR weekend, following approval from Indiana’s Marion County Public Health Department.

Tickets are available at IMS.com and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Spectator zones, capped at 5,000 fans each, will be located in Turns 1 and 4 of the oval.

“We can’t wait to see fans come through our gates for the first time in 2020,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “They’ll be greeted by a vastly improved facility, featuring significant upgrades to the spectator experience.

“We’re also extremely grateful to have a presenting sponsor with the expertise and resources of GMR as we look to implement our detailed and comprehensive health and safety plan.”

A strict health and safety protocol will be in place including the mandatory use of face coverings at all times, with fans to receive temperature checks upon gate entry and social distancing in the grandstands.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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