Schedule Change: Weather To Postpone Indy 500 Testing Until April/May

INDIANAPOLIS – Originally, the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers were supposed to stay in the Indianapolis area following today’s test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and have three test days on the 2.5-mile oval next week. Now, that has been pushed back until the end of April.

Mother nature doesn’t look like she’s going to cooperate as 6-8 inches of snow is forecasted to fall on the Indianapolis area overnight and into Saturday, while the weather next week looks to be wet with rain forecasted every day.

So, IMS and INDYCAR officials have moved the next test date to April 30. 


The revised schedule of testing:

MONDAY, April 30

Test: INDYCAR Open Test on IMS oval

Time: 10 a.m.-noon1-5 p.m.

Participating drivers (21): 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


Test: Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program/Refresher Tests on IMS oval

Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Rookie Orientation Program), 2-5 p.m. (Refresher tests)

Participating drivers (7): Pietro Fittipaldi (ROP), Jay Howard (refresher), Kyle Kaiser (ROP), Sage Karam (refresher), Matheus Leist (ROP), Danica Patrick (refresher), Robert Wickens (ROP)


Test: 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 attend all three sessions in the usual spots on the Turn 2 mounds and the South Terrace. Timing and scoring will be available for the tests on Monday and Tuesday too.

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