Indy 500: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Wednesday rain notes

RAIN CANCELLED PRACTICE FOR OPENING DAY AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY OVERALL: With the final scheduled ROP session cut short due to rain that began around 9:30 AM EDT today and continued throughout the day, Thursday's schedule has been ...

RAIN CANCELLED PRACTICE FOR OPENING DAY AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

OVERALL: With the final scheduled ROP session cut short due to rain that began around 9:30 AM EDT today and continued throughout the day, Thursday's schedule has been expanded to begin at 9:30 a.m. instead of noon. The track will open for all cars at 10:30 a.m. instead of 12 noon.

Graham Rahal, No 02 McDonald's Dallara Honda/Firestone: "It's a bummer that we don't get to run today because we don't get much practice anyway before Pole Day. It's a shame and more so because it's no fun to sit here doing nothing all day. You get up early, excited to go and you get all anxious just to get shot down. I think the car was pretty good for Robert (Doornbos) yesterday so hopefully when we finally get to go out on track, the McDonald's car should be good from the start. I'm looking forward to going out in my brand new McDonald's car. Basically it's an absolutely brand new car that has been at the shop since last fall and all winter the team has been working on it. They have spent a lot of hours working on the body fit to make it as fast and smooth as they could. By the looks of it I think they did a pretty good job because the thing looks fast for sure. I've been looking forward to driving this new McDonald's car for so long and to have to wait another day because of rain is a bummer!"

Robert Doornbos, No. 06 Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "I'm actually not too disappointed about the weather today because I had a good run yesterday and there are some practice days left. The team has done a good job to make sure the car is in good shape for when the weather improves. I spent the day making my seat more comfortable, did some interviews and went to the gym here at the track to make sure I keep my fitness level up so the day passed by quick."

-credit: nhlr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Graham Rahal , Robert Doornbos