Indy Freedom 100 postponed to Saturday

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President and COO Joie Chitwood III and President of Competion Brian Barnhart announced that, due to unyielding rain, today's Firestone Freedom 100 has been postponed to tomorrow, May 24. The race is now scheduled to ...

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President and COO Joie Chitwood III and President of Competion Brian Barnhart announced that, due to unyielding rain, today's Firestone Freedom 100 has been postponed to tomorrow, May 24. The race is now scheduled to begin at 12:10 EDT. It will follow the Indianapolis 500 Public Driver's meeting, which is scheduled to take place at 10:30 EDT.

"Obviously this is not where we wanted to be today," Chitwood said, "and I will tell you that Brian and his team did everything they could to get that track to come around. We were starting to see some improvement when that last rain came.

"Today at 3:00 we cancelled the pit stop challenge. We are unable to complete that today, and that is not going to be rescheduled this weekend. At 3:30 we decided that there's no longer the ability to run the Indy cars. That schedule is cancelled, with no replacement, and of course right now we're cancelling the Indy Lights event for today. We are rescheduling that event for tomorrow. So tomorrow at 10:30 we have the public driver's meeting. Following the public driver's meeting at 12:10 we'll have the Indy Lights race."

When asked how late the race could have started, Chitwood said "Brian and I said to ourselves that if we could get the race started by 6:30 we'd be comfortable with it running to 7:30. That is much later than we would normally do things. But based on the amount of fans we have out here today, and the challenges of moving it to tomorrow, we were prepared to go that late today."

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Brian Barnhart