Weather postpones IMS oval test to April

Weather postpones IMS oval test to April

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Weather postpones IMS oval test to April

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Expected inclement weather has forced the postponement of next week’s Indy 500 testing to April 30-May 2 on the 2.5-mile oval at IMS.

Manufacturer testing, IndyCar open testing and the 500 rookie orientation program and refresher testing on the oval initially were scheduled for Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday, March 29 on the IMS oval. High temperatures in the low 50s and a strong probability of rain are forecasted for next Tuesday through Thursday in Indianapolis.

The revised schedule:

Monday, April 30

  • IndyCar open test on IMS oval, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.

Participating drivers: Marco Andretti, Sebastien Bourdais, Ed Carpenter, Helio Castroneves, Gabby Chaves, Max Chilton, Scott Dixon, Jack Harvey, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ed Jones, Tony Kanaan, Charlie Kimball, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Spencer Pigot, Will Power, Graham Rahal, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Zach Veach

Fans can watch testing for free from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. from the Turn 2 viewing mounds, Museum parking lot and South Terrace Grandstands.

Tuesday, May 1

  • Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program/Refresher Tests on IMS oval, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Rookie Orientation Program), 2-5 p.m. (Refresher tests)

Participating drivers: Pietro Fittipaldi (ROP), Jay Howard (refresher), Kyle Kaiser (ROP), Sage Karam (refresher), Matheus Leist (ROP), Danica Patrick (refresher), Robert Wickens (ROP)

Fans can watch testing for free from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. from the Turn 2 viewing mounds, Museum parking lot and South Terrace Grandstands.

Live streaming will be available on IndyCar’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/indycar) and RaceControl.IndyCar.com.

Wednesday, May 2

  • Chevrolet and Honda Manufacturer Test on IMS oval

Participating drivers: Determined by manufacturers. Expected participants: Ed Carpenter, Gabby Chaves, Max Chilton, Scott Dixon, James Hinchcliffe, Ed Jones, Tony Kanaan, Charlie Kimball, Matheus Leist, Danica Patrick, Spencer Pigot, Robert Wickens

Fans can watch testing for free from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. from the Turn 2 viewing mounds, Museum parking lot and South Terrace Grandstands.

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