IRL: Day four Indy 500 morning update

INDIANAPOLIS (May 8, 2002) - Rain at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has stopped allowing safety crews to begin the track drying process as of 11:21 a.m. local time. *** In an announcement made this morning, Sarah Fisher has been named to ...

INDIANAPOLIS (May 8, 2002) - Rain at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has stopped allowing safety crews to begin the track drying process as of 11:21 a.m. local time.

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In an announcement made this morning, Sarah Fisher has been named to drive the second Dreyer and Reinbold Infiniti-powered No. 23. Her primary sponsor will be Allegra, a seasonal allergy medicine from the Aventis Company. Fisher will also enjoy associate sponsorship from Raybestos Brakes, Purex Detergent and ATA Airlines.

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Tomas Scheckter has five sets of tires in his pits ready for his first day of practice. Scheckter was suspended from the first three days of practice for "unsportsmanlike conduct" after the Nazareth event.

NOTE: Earlier morning report from motorsport.com correspondent David Reininger:

INDIANAPOLIS (May 8, 2002) - For the third consecutive day crews arriving at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been met by persistent morning showers and a damp race track. As of 10:12 a.m. local time, crews are anticipating clear weather in the afternoon and an opportunity to continue practice for the 86th Indianapolis 500.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Sarah Fisher