The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Wednesday that it will ban smoking in all of its grandstands starting this fall.
"In recent years, our fans have consistently asked us to provide a smoke-free experience in the grandstands," Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles said. "This is especially true among families bringing younger children to the track. I'm pleased we're making this move and look forward to working with our operational team, fans and partners to implement these changes."
The ban will begin with the Red Bull Air Race in October and extend to all races in 2018, including the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Brickyard 400.
Smoking will not be permitted in any grandstand at the speedway and within 20 feet of buildings and reserved seating entrances. However, smoking will continue to be allowed in the track's infield.
The speedway will also offer limited smoke-free family grandstands for this year's IndyCar Grand Prix and the Brickyard 400, but not for the 2017 Indianapolis 500.