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Spike in COVID-19 cases prompts IMS Museum to close through Thanksgiving

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Posted at 10:45 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 22:45:57-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A spike in new COVID-19 infections has prompted the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum to close immediately out of an abundance of caution for the health of its staff.

In a statement Monday, the museum said it will be closed beginning Tuesday through Thanksgiving Day. IMS Museum management will evaluate the trends of the global pandemic the week of Thanksgiving and determine the best course of action.

A planned Nov. 18 Zoom cast featuring 1985 Indianapolis 500 winner Danny Sullivan with IMS President Doug Boles will take place as scheduled. Those interested can register here.

Fans can also subscribe to the IMS Museum YouTube channel for new and regular content updates, plus historic and entertaining stories from IMS Historian Donald Davidson, legendary drivers and other personalities.

The museum said management will provide updates on the museum's closure and a potential reopening date as soon as possible.