Pato O'Ward gets strapped into his race car for Indy 500 practice. (IndyCar Photo)

Indy 500 Practice Gets Underway

INDIANAPOLIS — After a five-hour, five-minute delay, practice for the 108th Indianapolis 500 is finally underway Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The practice was originally scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., but with heavy rain in the morning, track drying did not begin until 12 noon.

At 3:05 p.m., Eastern Time, the green flag waved and cars rolled off pit lane in the practice session that has been extended to 7 p.m. ET.

IndyCar officials have also revised Thursday’s practice schedule. Instead of beginning at 12 noon, it will now begin at 10 a.m. and run through 6 p.m. on May 16.