2020 Carb Day at the IMS track

Posted at 12:34 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 12:34:42-04

INDIANAPOLIS — It will be different, but the tradition continues with Card Day on Friday.

It's going to be a very different scene in Speedway. In the past, Carb Day has been really the second biggest day of the Indianapolis 500 weekend.

The closest you can get is to the track is to the fence to hear the cars speeding past.

And unlike years past, the exciting day will not be ending in a concert.

But, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is encouraging fans to tune in virtually to some festivities.

From Noon to 2 p.m., fans can tune in virtually to IMS to see highlights from some of the most iconic Indy 500 Pit Stop challenges.

The decision to cancel traditional Carb Day festivities was a tough one, but WRTV spoke with IMS president Doug Boles about tuning in on race day and there are some traditions you can look forward to when you stream or watch the race on TV Sunday.

"The elements that you would expect that are really important are staying," Bole said. "Whether you are here or you are watching, you are a Hoosier for that period of time."

Roger Penske also put out a note to race fans saying: "I will miss you on Sunday ... Believe me, there is no one more than me who wanted fans to be able to watch the 104th running of the Indy 500 in person."

It's not the same, but throughout practices leading up to Sunday, fans have been coming up to the fence to see what they can and listen as the cars drive past.