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IndyCar race finally starts at Texas Motor Speedway

Rain has forced multiple delays for the IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Rain has forced multiple delays for the IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway. rmallison@star-telegram.com

Mother Nature continued to wreak havoc on the IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway.

The Firestone 600 had another delay Sunday afternoon, as it took time to get the track in racing condition with draining issues.

The race had been scheduled to start at 1:06 p.m. today, but those drainage issues known as “weepers” delayed the start by more than 30 minutes. The green flag finally dropped at 1:49 p.m.

The race had been originally scheduled to start at 7:45 p.m. Saturday. The area around the track received heavy rainfall Saturday afternoon, and track officials couldn’t get it in suitable racing conditions. The race was officially postponed to Sunday at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

This is the third IndyCar race in the track’s history that has had to start on a day it wasn’t scheduled.

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