Fast Friday Practice Under Rain Delay

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Today’s practice for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 is under a delay due to precipitation on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval race course. With approximately 2 hours to go in the 6-hour “Fast Friday” session, track officials brought out the yellow flag for rain.

Currently, the top 5 speeds in today’s session, a session which pays $10,000 to the fastest driver, are from drivers Marco Andretti, who did a lap at 231.673 miles per hour, Townsend Bell, who did a lap at 231.559 miles per hour, Will Power, who did a lap at 231.476 miles per hour, Alexander Rossi, who did a lap at 230.848 miles per hour, and Carlos Munoz, who did a lap at 230.815 miles per hour. Note that of the top 5, only Will Power is driving a Chevrolet-powered car. All 4 of the other drivers are driving Honda-powered cars for Andretti Autosport.

Officials hope to be able to resume the practice shortly, but at this point are not sure if that is a possibility. There will be more to come regarding this delay.

-Asher Fair