Jul 12, 2014, 9:11 PM EST
UPDATE (9:10 p.m. ET): After a short shower and a quick bit of drying, Iowa Speedway is ready to go again and the teams have restarted engines on their respective cars. We’ll be back to racing shortly after a 26-minute red flag.
Tonight’s Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway has been red-flagged at Lap 39 because of rain around the 7/8-mile bullring.
Under threatening skies, the race began around 8:30 p.m. ET with Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan, both from Target Chip Ganassi Racing, on the front row.
Dixon narrowly held off Kanaan for the lead on the opening lap, but Kanaan went high and cleared Dixon off Turn 2 on the next lap.
He held the point all the way up to the red flag, which came as fellow Brazilian Helio Castroneves was tracking him down. Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe both got past Dixon for second and third at Lap 22.
Behind Dixon at the red is Ryan Hunter-Reay in fifth, up eight positions from where he started tonight. Ed Carpenter has jumped from 10th to sixth, while Will Power, defending Iowa winner James Hinchcliffe, Marco Andretti and Carlos Munoz make up the remainder of the Top 10.
Jet dryers are now making their way around Iowa Speedway and the race cars have been brought to pit road. When we have more on the weather situation, we’ll update here.
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