IndyCar tune-in alert: Race to start early

Rain approaching causes schedule shift.

The Verizon Indycar race from Detroit's Belle Isle was scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m., but any pre-race ceremonies have been moved up, and a revised scheduled calls for the green flag to fall at 3:31 p.m. ET, as the cars make their second lap around the track.

Gridding and pre-race activities were pulled forward as rain approached from the west, and heavy rain on Friday showed that the track isn't draining well. The pull-forward  meant the Speed Energy race, scheduled to conclude at 2:45, was sped up and run in pouring rain, and the IndyCars will head to the grid by 2:40 p.m.  

So if you're planning to watch the race, make sure your TV is tuned in right at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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Series IndyCar
Event Detroit
Track The Raceway on Belle Isle
Drivers Will Power
Article type Breaking news