Helio Castroneves leads during the Indianapolis 500 last May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (IndyCar Photo)
(IndyCar Photo)

Wednesday Indy 500 Practice Cancelled Due To Rain

INDIANAPOLIS – All of Wednesday’s track activity at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 106th Indianapolis 500 has been cancelled because of heavy rain.

The last time a full day of practice was washed out by rain was May 17, 2016.

Practice for the May 29 race will resume Thursday at 12 noon and run through 6 p.m. ET.

The heavy rain moved in from Missouri and Illinois overnight, but Wednesday morning was fairly dry until the scheduled start of practice.

Tuesday’s opening day of practice was held under bright sunshine and cloudless blue skies with warm temperatures.

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winning driver Takuma Sato’s No. 51 Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda ran the fastest time of the day with a lap at 228.939 miles per hour.

Scott Dixon’s No. 9 PNC Bank Honda held the top spot for most of the final three-hour session until Sato’s fast lap just before the checkered flag waved at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Dixon’s lap was 227.768 mph.

Indy 500 rookie driver and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson was impressive in his Opening Day debut, posting the third-fastest speed of the day at 227.722 mph in the No. 48 Carvana/American Legion Honda.

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