UPDATE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway has reportedly considered moving IndyCar’s GMR Grand Prix weekend to July 4th to run with NASCAR. The GMR Grand Prix was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 9.
.@IMS has floated the idea of moving @IndyCar's GMR Grand Prix to 4th of July weekend with @NASCAR's Brickyard 400, should such a move be necessary, per people familiar.
➖ IndyCar and NASCAR had no comment on the option, which would set up the first Cup/IndyCar doubleheader. pic.twitter.com/RY3TGWzlWS
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) March 23, 2020
ORIGINAL POST 3-19-2020: According to Sports Business Journal’s Adam Stern, if IndyCar is forced to postpone the May 24 running of the Indianapolis 500, one possible consideration could be a doubleheader with NASCAR on July 4th weekend:
“It is not yet clear when IMS would postpone the 500 to, but one natural potential option it could look into would be July 4th weekend, when NASCAR is scheduled to run the Brickyard 400, which would make that event a historic NASCAR/IndyCar doubleheader. Another would be Labor Day weekend, but IndyCar is scheduled to race in Portland that weekend.The 500 is coming under increasing pressure to postpone simply due to how many other events in the same timeframe, or even later, have already done so, including F1’s Monaco Grand Prix being canceled earlier today in another historic decision. Monaco, Indy and NASCAR’s Coke 600 all run on the same Sunday near the end of May every year.”