Qualifying Day 2 at Indy Schedule Change (Update)

McLaren and Alonso sent packing
McLaren and Alonso sent packing

UPDATE Per IndyCar — and the cars are rolling out now — the Last Row shootout will start at 4:30. The Fast Nine will start immediately after that, weather permitting.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 IndyCar and IMS have given up on guessing at a schedule. What we know is that the sun is shining, and the track vehicles are making laps on the track to try to dry the track. Assuming that it takes 2 hours to dry the track, we would be poised for a 5:00 Last Row shootout.

In completely related news, the weather people are calling for the rains to return at 5:00 pm……

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 IMS and IndyCar still hold out hope that both the Fast 9 shootout and the Last Row shootout will be held today. There will be no Fast 9 practice. While the heavy rains have pushed through the area for now, the sprinkles remain. Local weather forecasts have strong thunderstorms moving in around 4:30. Which means (doing the math) if the rain stops now, and it takes 3 hours to dry the track….

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

Rain will keep Pigot smiling
Rain will keep Pigot smiling

@#$@# it. It's pouring now at Indy. No dryers out on track, no one representing any time schedule.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

And…. IMS just noticed that it's raining again. The track trucks pulling the jet dryers have their wipers on. Scratch that 12:45 practice session…

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

IMS just announced that they expect "cars on the track" at 12:45 (practice for the Fast 9). The Last Row Shootout starts 1:45, weather permitting. The rain so far has been light, and dryers are out on the track.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 The weather has closed in at Indy. Rain has soaked the track, with drips coming off of the Pagoda. The TV coverage is fascinated with Marco and Conor having their daily jog around the track.

Before the rain fell, Fernando Alonso was forced to abort his practice run when the car started bottoming out on the track. Hinchcliffe lead practice, followed by Sage Karam, Max Chilton, Pato O'Ward, and then Alonso. Kyle Kaiser's team chose not to practice.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 It is a dark morning here in Indianapolis, Indiana. The storm is expected to hit the Indianapolis area sometime around 10 am, with 40 mph gusts. This will only please Spencer Pigot, driving one of the Ed Carpenter Racing cars, who yesterday earned the provisional pole.

There has been a revision to today's schedule. The Last Row Qualifying is before the Fast Nine Shootout.

9 am Gates open to the public

10:15 – 10;45 am Last Row Shootout Practice

10;45 – 11;15 am Fast Nine Shootout Practice

12:15 – 1:15 pm Last Row Qualifying

1:15 – 2:15 pm Fast Nine Shootout

3:15 – 6 pm Open Practice

In the case of wet weather, which looks like we are going to miss the rain this morning, the first nine positions will remain the same. The Last Row Shootout will be rescheduled for the first dry opportunity.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19

Rain will keep Pigot smiling
Rain will keep Pigot smiling

And…. IMS just noticed that it's raining again. The track trucks pulling the jet dryers have their wipers on. Scratch that 12:45 practice session…

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

IMS just announced that they expect "cars on the track" at 12:45 (practice for the Fast 9). The Last Row Shootout starts 1:45, weather permitting. The rain so far has been light, and dryers are out on the track.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

UPDATE The weather has closed in at Indy. Rain has soaked the track, with drips coming off of the Pagoda. The TV coverage is fascinated with Marco and Conor having their daily jog around the track.

Before the rain fell, Fernando Alonso was forced to abort his practice run when the car started bottoming out on the track. Hinchcliffe lead practice, followed by Sage Karam, Max Chilton, Pato O'Ward, and then Alonso. Kyle Kaiser's team chose not to practice.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 It is a dark morning here in Indianapolis, Indiana. The storm is expected to hit the Indianapolis area sometime around 10 am, with 40 mph gusts. This will only please Spencer Pigot, driving one of the Ed Carpenter Racing cars, who yesterday earned the provisional pole.

There has been a revision to today's schedule. The Last Row Qualifying is before the Fast Nine Shootout.

9 am Gates open to the public

10:15 – 10;45 am Last Row Shootout Practice

10;45 – 11;15 am Fast Nine Shootout Practice

12:15 – 1:15 pm Last Row Qualifying

1:15 – 2:15 pm Fast Nine Shootout

3:15 – 6 pm Open Practice

In the case of wet weather, which looks like we are going to miss the rain this morning, the first nine positions will remain the same. The Last Row Shootout will be rescheduled for the first dry opportunity.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis

Rain will keep Pigot smiling
Rain will keep Pigot smiling

05/19/19

IMS just announced that they expect "cars on the track" at 12:45 (practice for the Fast 9). The Last Row Shootout starts 1:45, weather permitting. The rain so far has been light, and dryers are out on the track.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

UPDATE The weather has closed in at Indy. Rain has soaked the track, with drips coming off of the Pagoda. The TV coverage is fascinated with Marco and Conor having their daily jog around the track.

Before the rain fell, Fernando Alonso was forced to abort his practice run when the car started bottoming out on the track. Hinchcliffe lead practice, followed by Sage Karam, Max Chilton, Pato O'Ward, and then Alonso. Kyle Kaiser's team chose not to practice.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 It is a dark morning here in Indianapolis, Indiana. The storm is expected to hit the Indianapolis area sometime around 10 am, with 40 mph gusts. This will only please Spencer Pigot, driving one of the Ed Carpenter Racing cars, who yesterday earned the provisional pole.

There has been a revision to today's schedule. The Last Row Qualifying is before the Fast Nine Shootout.

9 am Gates open to the public

10:15 – 10;45 am Last Row Shootout Practice

10;45 – 11;15 am Fast Nine Shootout Practice

12:15 – 1:15 pm Last Row Qualifying

1:15 – 2:15 pm Fast Nine Shootout

3:15 – 6 pm Open Practice

In the case of wet weather, which looks like we are going to miss the rain this morning, the first nine positions will remain the same. The Last Row Shootout will be rescheduled for the first dry opportunity.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19

Rain will keep Pigot smiling
Rain will keep Pigot smiling

@#$@# it. It's pouring now at Indy. No dryers out on track, no one representing any time schedule.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

And…. IMS just noticed that it's raining again. The track trucks pulling the jet dryers have their wipers on. Scratch that 12:45 practice session…

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

IMS just announced that they expect "cars on the track" at 12:45 (practice for the Fast 9). The Last Row Shootout starts 1:45, weather permitting. The rain so far has been light, and dryers are out on the track.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

UPDATE The weather has closed in at Indy. Rain has soaked the track, with drips coming off of the Pagoda. The TV coverage is fascinated with Marco and Conor having their daily jog around the track.

Before the rain fell, Fernando Alonso was forced to abort his practice run when the car started bottoming out on the track. Hinchcliffe lead practice, followed by Sage Karam, Max Chilton, Pato O'Ward, and then Alonso. Kyle Kaiser's team chose not to practice.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 It is a dark morning here in Indianapolis, Indiana. The storm is expected to hit the Indianapolis area sometime around 10 am, with 40 mph gusts. This will only please Spencer Pigot, driving one of the Ed Carpenter Racing cars, who yesterday earned the provisional pole.

There has been a revision to today's schedule. The Last Row Qualifying is before the Fast Nine Shootout.

9 am Gates open to the public

10:15 – 10;45 am Last Row Shootout Practice

10;45 – 11;15 am Fast Nine Shootout Practice

12:15 – 1:15 pm Last Row Qualifying

1:15 – 2:15 pm Fast Nine Shootout

3:15 – 6 pm Open Practice

In the case of wet weather, which looks like we are going to miss the rain this morning, the first nine positions will remain the same. The Last Row Shootout will be rescheduled for the first dry opportunity.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19

Rain will keep Pigot smiling
Rain will keep Pigot smiling

And…. IMS just noticed that it's raining again. The track trucks pulling the jet dryers have their wipers on. Scratch that 12:45 practice session…

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

IMS just announced that they expect "cars on the track" at 12:45 (practice for the Fast 9). The Last Row Shootout starts 1:45, weather permitting. The rain so far has been light, and dryers are out on the track.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

UPDATE The weather has closed in at Indy. Rain has soaked the track, with drips coming off of the Pagoda. The TV coverage is fascinated with Marco and Conor having their daily jog around the track.

Before the rain fell, Fernando Alonso was forced to abort his practice run when the car started bottoming out on the track. Hinchcliffe lead practice, followed by Sage Karam, Max Chilton, Pato O'Ward, and then Alonso. Kyle Kaiser's team chose not to practice.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 It is a dark morning here in Indianapolis, Indiana. The storm is expected to hit the Indianapolis area sometime around 10 am, with 40 mph gusts. This will only please Spencer Pigot, driving one of the Ed Carpenter Racing cars, who yesterday earned the provisional pole.

There has been a revision to today's schedule. The Last Row Qualifying is before the Fast Nine Shootout.

9 am Gates open to the public

10:15 – 10;45 am Last Row Shootout Practice

10;45 – 11;15 am Fast Nine Shootout Practice

12:15 – 1:15 pm Last Row Qualifying

1:15 – 2:15 pm Fast Nine Shootout

3:15 – 6 pm Open Practice

In the case of wet weather, which looks like we are going to miss the rain this morning, the first nine positions will remain the same. The Last Row Shootout will be rescheduled for the first dry opportunity.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis

Rain will keep Pigot smiling
Rain will keep Pigot smiling

05/19/19

IMS just announced that they expect "cars on the track" at 12:45 (practice for the Fast 9). The Last Row Shootout starts 1:45, weather permitting. The rain so far has been light, and dryers are out on the track.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

UPDATE The weather has closed in at Indy. Rain has soaked the track, with drips coming off of the Pagoda. The TV coverage is fascinated with Marco and Conor having their daily jog around the track.

Before the rain fell, Fernando Alonso was forced to abort his practice run when the car started bottoming out on the track. Hinchcliffe lead practice, followed by Sage Karam, Max Chilton, Pato O'Ward, and then Alonso. Kyle Kaiser's team chose not to practice.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 It is a dark morning here in Indianapolis, Indiana. The storm is expected to hit the Indianapolis area sometime around 10 am, with 40 mph gusts. This will only please Spencer Pigot, driving one of the Ed Carpenter Racing cars, who yesterday earned the provisional pole.

There has been a revision to today's schedule. The Last Row Qualifying is before the Fast Nine Shootout.

9 am Gates open to the public

10:15 – 10;45 am Last Row Shootout Practice

10;45 – 11;15 am Fast Nine Shootout Practice

12:15 – 1:15 pm Last Row Qualifying

1:15 – 2:15 pm Fast Nine Shootout

3:15 – 6 pm Open Practice

In the case of wet weather, which looks like we are going to miss the rain this morning, the first nine positions will remain the same. The Last Row Shootout will be rescheduled for the first dry opportunity.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 IndyCar and IMS have given up on guessing at a schedule. What we know is that the sun is shining, and the track vehicles are making laps on the track to try to dry the track. Assuming that it takes 2 hours to dry the track, we would be poised for a 5:00 Last Row shootout.

In completely related news, the weather people are calling for the rains to return at 5:00 pm……

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 UPDATE

IMS and IndyCar still hold out hope that both the Fast 9 shootout and the Last Row shootout will be held today. There will be no Fast 9 practice. While the heavy rains have pushed through the area for now, the sprinkles remain. Local weather forecasts have strong thunderstorms moving in around 4:30. Which means (doing the math) if the rain stops now, and it takes 3 hours to dry the track….

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

Rain will keep Pigot smiling
Rain will keep Pigot smiling

@#$@# it. It's pouring now at Indy. No dryers out on track, no one representing any time schedule.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

And…. IMS just noticed that it's raining again. The track trucks pulling the jet dryers have their wipers on. Scratch that 12:45 practice session…

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

IMS just announced that they expect "cars on the track" at 12:45 (practice for the Fast 9). The Last Row Shootout starts 1:45, weather permitting. The rain so far has been light, and dryers are out on the track.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

UPDATE The weather has closed in at Indy. Rain has soaked the track, with drips coming off of the Pagoda. The TV coverage is fascinated with Marco and Conor having their daily jog around the track.

Before the rain fell, Fernando Alonso was forced to abort his practice run when the car started bottoming out on the track. Hinchcliffe lead practice, followed by Sage Karam, Max Chilton, Pato O'Ward, and then Alonso. Kyle Kaiser's team chose not to practice.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 It is a dark morning here in Indianapolis, Indiana. The storm is expected to hit the Indianapolis area sometime around 10 am, with 40 mph gusts. This will only please Spencer Pigot, driving one of the Ed Carpenter Racing cars, who yesterday earned the provisional pole.

There has been a revision to today's schedule. The Last Row Qualifying is before the Fast Nine Shootout.

9 am Gates open to the public

10:15 – 10;45 am Last Row Shootout Practice

10;45 – 11;15 am Fast Nine Shootout Practice

12:15 – 1:15 pm Last Row Qualifying

1:15 – 2:15 pm Fast Nine Shootout

3:15 – 6 pm Open Practice

In the case of wet weather, which looks like we are going to miss the rain this morning, the first nine positions will remain the same. The Last Row Shootout will be rescheduled for the first dry opportunity.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19

Rain will keep Pigot smiling
Rain will keep Pigot smiling

And…. IMS just noticed that it's raining again. The track trucks pulling the jet dryers have their wipers on. Scratch that 12:45 practice session…

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

IMS just announced that they expect "cars on the track" at 12:45 (practice for the Fast 9). The Last Row Shootout starts 1:45, weather permitting. The rain so far has been light, and dryers are out on the track.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

UPDATE The weather has closed in at Indy. Rain has soaked the track, with drips coming off of the Pagoda. The TV coverage is fascinated with Marco and Conor having their daily jog around the track.

Before the rain fell, Fernando Alonso was forced to abort his practice run when the car started bottoming out on the track. Hinchcliffe lead practice, followed by Sage Karam, Max Chilton, Pato O'Ward, and then Alonso. Kyle Kaiser's team chose not to practice.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 It is a dark morning here in Indianapolis, Indiana. The storm is expected to hit the Indianapolis area sometime around 10 am, with 40 mph gusts. This will only please Spencer Pigot, driving one of the Ed Carpenter Racing cars, who yesterday earned the provisional pole.

There has been a revision to today's schedule. The Last Row Qualifying is before the Fast Nine Shootout.

9 am Gates open to the public

10:15 – 10;45 am Last Row Shootout Practice

10;45 – 11;15 am Fast Nine Shootout Practice

12:15 – 1:15 pm Last Row Qualifying

1:15 – 2:15 pm Fast Nine Shootout

3:15 – 6 pm Open Practice

In the case of wet weather, which looks like we are going to miss the rain this morning, the first nine positions will remain the same. The Last Row Shootout will be rescheduled for the first dry opportunity.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis

Rain will keep Pigot smiling
Rain will keep Pigot smiling

05/19/19

IMS just announced that they expect "cars on the track" at 12:45 (practice for the Fast 9). The Last Row Shootout starts 1:45, weather permitting. The rain so far has been light, and dryers are out on the track.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

UPDATE The weather has closed in at Indy. Rain has soaked the track, with drips coming off of the Pagoda. The TV coverage is fascinated with Marco and Conor having their daily jog around the track.

Before the rain fell, Fernando Alonso was forced to abort his practice run when the car started bottoming out on the track. Hinchcliffe lead practice, followed by Sage Karam, Max Chilton, Pato O'Ward, and then Alonso. Kyle Kaiser's team chose not to practice.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 It is a dark morning here in Indianapolis, Indiana. The storm is expected to hit the Indianapolis area sometime around 10 am, with 40 mph gusts. This will only please Spencer Pigot, driving one of the Ed Carpenter Racing cars, who yesterday earned the provisional pole.

There has been a revision to today's schedule. The Last Row Qualifying is before the Fast Nine Shootout.

9 am Gates open to the public

10:15 – 10;45 am Last Row Shootout Practice

10;45 – 11;15 am Fast Nine Shootout Practice

12:15 – 1:15 pm Last Row Qualifying

1:15 – 2:15 pm Fast Nine Shootout

3:15 – 6 pm Open Practice

In the case of wet weather, which looks like we are going to miss the rain this morning, the first nine positions will remain the same. The Last Row Shootout will be rescheduled for the first dry opportunity.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19

Rain will keep Pigot smiling
Rain will keep Pigot smiling

@#$@# it. It's pouring now at Indy. No dryers out on track, no one representing any time schedule.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

And…. IMS just noticed that it's raining again. The track trucks pulling the jet dryers have their wipers on. Scratch that 12:45 practice session…

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

IMS just announced that they expect "cars on the track" at 12:45 (practice for the Fast 9). The Last Row Shootout starts 1:45, weather permitting. The rain so far has been light, and dryers are out on the track.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

UPDATE The weather has closed in at Indy. Rain has soaked the track, with drips coming off of the Pagoda. The TV coverage is fascinated with Marco and Conor having their daily jog around the track.

Before the rain fell, Fernando Alonso was forced to abort his practice run when the car started bottoming out on the track. Hinchcliffe lead practice, followed by Sage Karam, Max Chilton, Pato O'Ward, and then Alonso. Kyle Kaiser's team chose not to practice.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 It is a dark morning here in Indianapolis, Indiana. The storm is expected to hit the Indianapolis area sometime around 10 am, with 40 mph gusts. This will only please Spencer Pigot, driving one of the Ed Carpenter Racing cars, who yesterday earned the provisional pole.

There has been a revision to today's schedule. The Last Row Qualifying is before the Fast Nine Shootout.

9 am Gates open to the public

10:15 – 10;45 am Last Row Shootout Practice

10;45 – 11;15 am Fast Nine Shootout Practice

12:15 – 1:15 pm Last Row Qualifying

1:15 – 2:15 pm Fast Nine Shootout

3:15 – 6 pm Open Practice

In the case of wet weather, which looks like we are going to miss the rain this morning, the first nine positions will remain the same. The Last Row Shootout will be rescheduled for the first dry opportunity.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19

Rain will keep Pigot smiling
Rain will keep Pigot smiling

And…. IMS just noticed that it's raining again. The track trucks pulling the jet dryers have their wipers on. Scratch that 12:45 practice session…

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

IMS just announced that they expect "cars on the track" at 12:45 (practice for the Fast 9). The Last Row Shootout starts 1:45, weather permitting. The rain so far has been light, and dryers are out on the track.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

UPDATE The weather has closed in at Indy. Rain has soaked the track, with drips coming off of the Pagoda. The TV coverage is fascinated with Marco and Conor having their daily jog around the track.

Before the rain fell, Fernando Alonso was forced to abort his practice run when the car started bottoming out on the track. Hinchcliffe lead practice, followed by Sage Karam, Max Chilton, Pato O'Ward, and then Alonso. Kyle Kaiser's team chose not to practice.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 It is a dark morning here in Indianapolis, Indiana. The storm is expected to hit the Indianapolis area sometime around 10 am, with 40 mph gusts. This will only please Spencer Pigot, driving one of the Ed Carpenter Racing cars, who yesterday earned the provisional pole.

There has been a revision to today's schedule. The Last Row Qualifying is before the Fast Nine Shootout.

9 am Gates open to the public

10:15 – 10;45 am Last Row Shootout Practice

10;45 – 11;15 am Fast Nine Shootout Practice

12:15 – 1:15 pm Last Row Qualifying

1:15 – 2:15 pm Fast Nine Shootout

3:15 – 6 pm Open Practice

In the case of wet weather, which looks like we are going to miss the rain this morning, the first nine positions will remain the same. The Last Row Shootout will be rescheduled for the first dry opportunity.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis

Rain will keep Pigot smiling
Rain will keep Pigot smiling

05/19/19

IMS just announced that they expect "cars on the track" at 12:45 (practice for the Fast 9). The Last Row Shootout starts 1:45, weather permitting. The rain so far has been light, and dryers are out on the track.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

UPDATE The weather has closed in at Indy. Rain has soaked the track, with drips coming off of the Pagoda. The TV coverage is fascinated with Marco and Conor having their daily jog around the track.

Before the rain fell, Fernando Alonso was forced to abort his practice run when the car started bottoming out on the track. Hinchcliffe lead practice, followed by Sage Karam, Max Chilton, Pato O'Ward, and then Alonso. Kyle Kaiser's team chose not to practice.

Lucille Dust and Tim Wohlford reporting live from Indianapolis

05/19/19 It is a dark morning here in Indianapolis, Indiana. The storm is expected to hit the Indianapolis area sometime around 10 am, with 40 mph gusts. This will only please Spencer Pigot, driving one of the Ed Carpenter Racing cars, who yesterday earned the provisional pole.

There has been a revision to today's schedule. The Last Row Qualifying is before the Fast Nine Shootout.

9 am Gates open to the public

10:15 – 10;45 am Last Row Shootout Practice

10;45 – 11;15 am Fast Nine Shootout Practice

12:15 – 1:15 pm Last Row Qualifying

1:15 – 2:15 pm Fast Nine Shootout

3:15 – 6 pm Open Practice

In the case of wet weather, which looks like we are going to miss the rain this morning, the first nine positions will remain the same. The Last Row Shootout will be rescheduled for the first dry opportunity.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis

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