IndyCar will have fans in stands for Iowa Speedway races

AP photo by Tony Gutierrez / IndyCar drivers Josef Newgarden, front, Scott Dixon, rear, and Felix Rosenqvist, right, race down the front stretch at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6 in Fort Worth.

NEWTON, Iowa - There will be spectators in the stands at Iowa Speedway for two IndyCar races next month, with some fans who have already purchased tickets being moved to different seats.

IndyCar said Thursday that a limited number of tickets will be available for the races at the short oval July 17-18. It could be the second weekend in a row when the American open-wheel series has spectators for its events.

About 5,000 to 6,000 tickets will be available each night at the Iowa track that is just less than a mile long and has more than 25,000 permanent seats. Groups will be separated by at least six feet in order to align with state guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.