Kentucky Speedway track and schedule update

INDYCAR SERIES OFFICIALS TO ATTEMPT TO STAGE PRACTICE SESSION TONIGHT SPARTA, Ky. - IndyCar Series officials will attempt to stage a one-hour, 45-minute practice session tonight at Kentucky Speedway. A final decision will be made at 8:45 p.m.

INDYCAR SERIES OFFICIALS TO ATTEMPT TO STAGE PRACTICE SESSION TONIGHT

SPARTA, Ky. - IndyCar Series officials will attempt to stage a one-hour, 45-minute practice session tonight at Kentucky Speedway.

A final decision will be made at 8:45 p.m. Should the planned session be cancelled, the IndyCar Series would practice tomorrow, Aug. 1, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Schedule changes were made throughout the day as effects of yesterday's heavy rains continue to linger on the track surface.

IndyCar Series practice is a priority for officials as they wish to provide drivers track time to become acclimated to rule changes that provide new options for increasing a car's downforce.

"With the changes available in terms of options, we really want to give the drivers time to get familiar with them," IndyCar Series President, Competition and Racing Operations Brian Barnhart said.

Tonight's schedule changes will not affect tomorrow's activity at the track. Gates will open at 2:00 p.m., the Firestone Indy Lights "Kentucky Indy Lights 100" will take the green flag at 5:00 p.m., modern rock group Carolina Liar will be in concert at 6:15 p.m., and the "Meijer Indy 300 Presented by Red Baron and Edy's" field will take the green flag at 8:45 p.m.

-credit: ks

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Brian Barnhart