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No Lights at the Brickyard this year

A big attraction during Christmas time is not happening this year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


The annual Lights at the Brickyard has been canceled. It's an event where IMS puts up different displays of Christmas lights all over the inside of the track and you can drive around the track in your car and look at them.


The speedway saying it's "to allow for end-of-season testing and track maintenance." IMS would not say if the event will return in 2021.


They also would not say if the coronavirus pandemic played a direct role in the decision to cancel the event, but that "it's fair to say the pandemic underscored the need to provide additional flexibility" going forward.


The statement adds "we appreciate everyone who has come out to celebrate the holiday season with us in recent years. It has been a pleasure to share such a special time of year with our fans."