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TV Blackout Rules Lifted for Fanless Indy 500

For decades the live Indy 500 broadcast has been unavailable to viewers in the Indianapolis television market. Because this year's event will run without fans, local viewers will be able to watch the race live.

Posted: Aug 7, 2020 10:41 AM
Updated: Aug 7, 2020 10:50 AM

For decades the live Indy 500 broadcast has been unavailable to viewers in the Indianapolis television market.

But, with a fanless presentation on Aug 23, Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials decided to lift a ban on the live broadcast for the second time in the past several years.

Fans in markets like Indianapolis, Terre Haute, South Bend, and Fort Wayne were unable to watch the race live in years past, instead only offered a re-broadcast later that same evening.

In addition to race day itself, all on-track activity during the month, including practice and qualifications will be closed to the general public.

The green flag drops on the 104th Indianapolis 500 at Noon, Aug 23.

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