May 9, 2014, 9:10 AM EDT
Bad news: it’s raining in Indianapolis.
Good news: it’s raining when the Verizon IndyCar Series can actually run in the rain, during the Grand Prix of Indianapolis weekend on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
For the third time in four race weekends (St. Petersburg Saturday, Barber Sunday), rain will interrupt the flow of the weekend. St. Petersburg qualifying was delayed but eventually completed; the same story applied at Barber two weeks ago, when rain delayed the race by more than two hours.
This morning, what began as sprinkles has turned a bit heavier just an hour before the first practice session of the day, and third of the weekend, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. EDT.
But it seems to be in an off-and-on pattern, per the radar and a look outside the media center window.
IndyCar third practice and qualifying, and a qualifying and race session for each of the three Mazda Road to Indy ladders is on the docket.
Rain tire are probably going to be utilized. So far there haven’t been any schedule adjustments, and the Indy Racing Experience two-seater rides continue as scheduled this morning.
There has been a notification posted on the track billboard signs which reads: “Attention: rain showers are in the area. Lightning is possible. Please be advised.”
We’ll keep you posted as the day progresses.
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