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Crowd limited for the 2020 Indy 500 to 25% of capacity:

Based on the response they received from current ticket holders for the 2020 Indianapolis 500, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway projects to be filled at 25% fan capacity for the Aug. 23 race, the track announced Tuesday.

The number corresponds to roughly 87,500 people spread across the grandstands, infield and suites inside and outside the 2.5-mile oval track. IMS does not provide official attendance figures but this is estimated to be the smallest crowd at the Indianapolis 500 since 83,000 attended in 1916.

 

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The latest Andretti to make his mark at Indy is Marco, son of Michael, grandson of Mario (1969 win).


Honda claimed a clear edge over Chevrolet in speed on Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Marco Andretti topped 233 mph in the final practice before qualifying for the Indianapolis 500.

Andretti jumped to the top of the speed chart by logging a lap at 233.491 miles per hour (375.77 kilometres per hour). It was the fastest lap in a practice — which is considered unofficial — since Sebastien Bourdais went 233.116 mph in 2017.




..... it wasn't until the very end of the session that Roger Penske's cars began to see improvement.

“Look, we're just not fast. Simply," 2018 winner Will Power said at one point. ”We're just not going to be able to challenge Honda."

Power later jumped to 11th on the speed chart, but more important, he drew the 10th spot for qualifying.
 

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1. Marco Andretti: A complete turnaround sees Andretti at the top of the charts after a dismal start to the season.

2. Ryan Hunter-Reay: RHR with a fast car means he’ll be one to watch for pole and for his second race win next week.

3. Alexander Rossi: Looking for his second Indy 500 crown, Rossi will have a great shot at pole.

4. James Hinchcliffe: Without a full time ride, Hinchcliffe makes a case for himself with a fast qualifying speed. Gives Andretti the top four spots for Sunday's Fast Nine.

5. Scott Dixon: Not enough to beat the Andretti fleet in front of him, Dixon still has an excellent shot at his second Borg-Warner Trophy next week.


22. Will Power: Continuing the struggles of the Penske cars, Power could not find enough speed to bump his way into the top 20.

27. James Davison: Juggling between running the NASCAR races or Indy 500 practice, Davison might want to stay in Naptown for another day to find more speed.



Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be open for business again in August with cars on track for more than 30 hours of Indy 500 practice and qualifying schedules over nearly two weeks.

The track will open Aug. 12 with six hours and 30 minutes of practice. The 2.5-mile speedway will be open to the field for 13 hours of practice the next two days before qualifying Saturday and Sunday.

There also will be a practice after qualifying Sunday and a two-hour session on Carb Day, Aug. 21
 

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