IRL: Rain in Chicago cancels IndyCar final practice

Rainy Chicagoland Speedway will host the Indy Racing League championship today, if the weather cooperates. After a morning of persistent rain the IndyCar series practice leading into the Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 was officially cancelled by IRL...

Rainy Chicagoland Speedway will host the Indy Racing League championship today, if the weather cooperates.

After a morning of persistent rain the IndyCar series practice leading into the Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 was officially cancelled by IRL officials.

Moisture is widespread over the upper Midwest Sunday. Weather radar at 10AM CST showed a large storm arcing from St. Louis to Chicago and relatively stationary over its length.

Jet dryers and multi-axled vehicles were traversing the highly banked Chicagoland Speedway throughout the morning. With a brisk twenty mile north wind the chances of drying for an on-time start are fair -- if the rain stays away.

The forecast for Chicago calls for a seventy percent chance of precipitation today, with highs in the upper 60s. The forecast for Monday calls for a seventy percent chance of rain as well.

The race will settle the season-long competition between four drivers for the IRL championship. Sam Hornish, Jr. leads teammate Helio Castroneves by one point, with Target drivers Dan Wheldon and Scott Dixon in hot pursuit of the Penske pair.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Scott Dixon , Dan Wheldon , Sam Hornis