Indy 500: Qualifying procedure due to start late afternoon

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Indy 500: Qualifying procedure due to start late afternoon
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May 20, 2017, 6:13 PM

The opening day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 is set to commence today, after stormy conditions wiped out several hours of running.

Qualifying was delayed 10 minutes before it was due to start because of an approaching storm, but the heavy rain that hit Indianapolis has now stopped.

The aim is now for all cars to get one four-lap qualifying run, which will decide the drivers who will reach tomorrow’s Fast Nine Shootout.

Several trucks are lapping the Speedway in an attempt to get the track into a suitable state for qualifying, but the current estimate is that it will not be green flagged until after 4pm local time.

On-track activity had been scheduled to end at 1800 today, as per usual, but this will be extended to allow all 33 drivers a qualifying run.

Sunday qualifying, with a single run for each car and a session deciding positions 10-33 taking place before the Fast Nine shootout, will then take place as usual – weather allowing…

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Series IndyCar
Event Indy 500
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Author David Malsher
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