IndyCar: Fearful of Weather, Start Time of GMR GP moved up **** UPDATE ***

It is raining heavily here at the track as of 2:20 pm.  There is no lightning in the area anymore.

We have not been updated on an IndyCar start time or if they will resume the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Race 2, which only completed 13 of 35 laps before lightning red-flagged the race.

We will keep you posted as we are updated.


After careful monitoring of likely weather conditions in the Indianapolis area this afternoon, INDYCAR officials have moved up the start time of today’s GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course to 3:07 p.m. (ET), ensuring fans see the most NTT INDYCAR SERIES action.

Fans are encouraged to follow INDYCAR social media (@INDYCAR on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) for further updates.

The start time for the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis Race 2 also is moving up, as the green flag for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ developmental series will fly at 1:05 p.m. (ET).

Live coverage of the GMR Grand Prix will begin at 3 p.m. (ET) on NBC, Peacock Premium and the INDYCAR Radio Network. Coverage of the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis also will be available via Peacock Premium and the INDYCAR Radio Network.

Editor’s Note: History has shown that unlike F1 drivers who race fairly well in the rain, IndyCar races in the rain typically turn into a crashfest.  Whereas F1 has both Intermediate wet tires and really soft full wet tires, IndyCar tries to get by with a single rain tire that is a compromise and does not provide the drivers enough grip in the rain to avoid an embarrassing crashfest. They save money but not a black eye.