IRL: Rain ends Indy 500 Bump Day early

Mid-afternoon rain showers ended the final day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 early. Brian Barnhardt announced at 5:45 pm EDT that qualifications had been close. He said the the continuing rain would not allow the track to be dried in time...

Mid-afternoon rain showers ended the final day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 early. Brian Barnhardt announced at 5:45 pm EDT that qualifications had been close. He said the the continuing rain would not allow the track to be dried in time for any further qualification attempts.

Billy Boat was the happiest person on pit lane when the announcement was made. He was again this year stitting on the 'bubble'.

Arie Luyendyk, Michael Andretti, Alex Barron, Shigeaki Hattori, Dario Franchitti, Paul Tracy, Airton Dare, Greg Ray, George Mack, and Mark Dismore all made the field.

Donnie Beechler, Billy Roe, Jimmy Kite, Oriol Servia, Robby McGehee, Scott Harrington were amoung those who failed to make the fastest field in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Robby McGehee , Greg Ray , Shigeaki Hattori , Arie Luyendyk , Billy Boat , Airton Daré , Mark Dismore , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Kite , Donnie Beechler , Paul Tracy , Oriol Servia , Billy Roe , Alex Barron , George Mack