Takuma Sato took the checkered flag at the 104th Indianapolis five hundred this year. It is the 2nd time Sato has won The Biggest Spectacle in Racing, but this time he did it devoid of a solitary fan in the grandstands.
There was some waffling on irrespective of whether followers would be authorized to check out in human being at Indy, but the selection was finally designed to make it a fan-absolutely free occasion for security causes. Mainly because of that, photographs from the race are a bit weirder than usual. Turning on the television to check out the race was a bit of a shock, even if we’re all starting to increase accustomed to seeing athletics devoid of any one in the stands.
Regardless of no person remaining authorized inside of, the Related Press reviews that hundreds still lined the fence on the track’s north side, hoping to catch a glimpse of cars and trucks dashing previous. Hundreds more ended up tailgating throughout 16th Avenue — a person of the two primary thoroughfares to the track. And more followers gathered around campers, RVs and other vehicles in parking lots.
Scroll as a result of the Mega Gallery above to get an notion of what it was like both inside of and exterior the track.