IRL: Rain-delayed Indy 500 iffy for restart

The rain has ended in Indianapolis, for now. After a ninety minute delay commencing on lap 113, the skies cleared partially at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the big red trucks that dry the surface of 2.5 mile oval were dispatched in an ...

The rain has ended in Indianapolis, for now.

After a ninety minute delay commencing on lap 113, the skies cleared partially at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the big red trucks that dry the surface of 2.5 mile oval were dispatched in an effort to restart this 500 mile race before time and futher showers can put it to a premature end.

Andretti Green Racing dominates the top five positions with Brazilian Tony Kanaan leading the way, just ahead of twenty year-old Marco Andretti and teammate Danica Patrick.

Panther Racing's Vitor Meira is holding fourth with Dario Franchitti in fifth position.

Indy Racing League President of Competition Brian Barnhart announced shortly after 4PM that he would not restart the race if drying was not complete before 6:30 PM EDT (approximately two hours from now).

If the race is called on account of the rain delay, Kanaan will be called the victor and Andretti Green Racing will score one of the greatest coups in Indy racing history with a sweep of the top three positions on the scoring pylon and the fifth position.

As of 4:20 PM EDT the cars have been removed from the race course and placed in a secure impound in Gasoline Alley.

Motorsport.com will have a full story as soon as the race is completed

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Marco Andretti , Brian Barnhart , Danica Patrick , Vitor Meira
Teams Panther Racing