Rain Washes Out XFINITY Practices at Indianapolis

This may be the scene much of this weekend
This may be the scene much of this weekend

Heading into Friday (Sept. 7), it would be iffy on whether or not the XFINITY Series practiced at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with potential rain on the radar. Shortly after 2:45 p.m. ET, NASCAR cancelled both practice due to a heavy downpour.

After a morning rain shower, the weather cleared up enough for the jet dryers to almost have the track ready for opening practice at 1:05 p.m. ET. That’s when the sky opened up, where it would rain for the next hour-and-a-half.

Final practice was slated to get underway at 3 p.m. ET, but with the cancellation, the first time the XFINITY cars will see action on the track is Saturday (Sept. 8) at 11:45 a.m for qualifying. ET. But that, too, is weather dependent with rain in the forecast. The green flag for the Lilly Diabetes 250 is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET.

The biggest crowd at IMS this weekend is likely to be the USAC Midget race run Thursday night (13,000 over 2-days).

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