IRL: Indy 500 - May 25

For Immediate Release 81st INDIANAPOLIS 500 POSTPONED BY RAIN INDIANAPOLIS, May 25, 1997 =97 The 81st Indianapolis 500 was rained out Sunday and was rescheduled for 11 a.m., Indianapolis time, on Monday, USAC Chief Steward Keith Ward...

For Immediate Release

81st INDIANAPOLIS 500 POSTPONED BY RAIN

INDIANAPOLIS, May 25, 1997 =97 The 81st Indianapolis 500 was rained out Sunday and was rescheduled for 11 a.m., Indianapolis time, on Monday, USAC Chief Steward Keith Ward announced at 1:30 p.m.

Cars had been ordered to the grid at 11:43 a.m. after the track was dried but another shower hit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway shortly thereafter and the postponement was announced.

The postponement marked the fifth time that the "500" had been rained out overnight. The other postponements came in 1915, 1967, 1973 and 1986.

ABC Sports will televise the race live on Monday and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network will air the race live around the world through the LeSea Broadcasting System and the Armed Forces Radio Network.

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