INDIANAPOLIS – Officials for the Indianapolis 500 have been wrestling with the problem of this year's Memorial Day classic.
And it appears that the committee has decided to move this year’s race out of Indiana.
They cited the large amount of C-19 cases in the "Hoosier" state as the reason for their decision.
Race Director, Percy W. LaSalle, said that the committee decided to move the traditional Memorial Day race, that first began in 1911, to Cheyenne, Wyoming.
When asked why, he replied that the state of Wyoming has only had two cases of COVID-19.
LaSalle noted that, since there really aren’t too many people in Wyoming to begin with, that Wyoming just seems like the perfect place to move the race, where the 6-foot self-distancing policy can easily be implemented.
The drivers' union has informed LaSalle that they are perfectly fine with the move, as long as the racing committee agrees to pay for transportation costs, hotel fees, a meal allowance, souvenirs, and Scotch.