IMS Museum closes in response to coronavirus threat

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IMS Museum closes in response to coronavirus threat

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IMS Museum closes in response to coronavirus threat

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum will close for a minimum of two weeks from Saturday, March 14 as part of widespread efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

A message posted on social media by the Museum read in part:

“IMS Museum officials implemented an aggressive, daily cleaning and disinfecting plan to ensure all Museum assets are safe for public use due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we have elected to close for a minimum of two weeks in the wake of President Trump’s declaration of a National Emergency, in order to further assure the health and safety of our guests.

“At this time, the March 27 “Fuel Up Friday” with NTT IndyCar Series driver Sage Karam has been postponed. The April 1 Distinguished Speaker Series event with Robert Wickens remains on the calendar, but this and future events will be evaluated daily as the country’s response to the pandemic evolves.

“We encourage IMS Museum members, race fans and the public at large to check the Museum’s social media feeds over the next two weeks for educational content and updates.”

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