Weather wins as IndyCar postpones Firestone 600 until August 27

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FORT WORTH, TX - JUNE 12: Ryan Hunter-Reay, driver of the #28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda, drives around the track during a caution as storm clouds approach the track during the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 12, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedways)

After two days battling rainy and thunderstorms in Texas, IndyCar decided to postpone the Firestone 600 until Saturday, August 27. The race will resume on lap 72 of 248, where the race was halted Sunday afternoon due to rain.

The event at Texas Motor Speedway was originally scheduled for Saturday night, but IndyCar couldn’t even get a single lap in due to the moist conditions at the track. The race was pushed back a day, started around 3:00 p.m. eastern time Sunday, but red flagged around 3:40 p.m. due to the return of the storms.

James Hinchcliffe will start P1 when they drop the green flag again, followed by Ryan Hunter-Reay, Mikhail Aleshin, Will Power, and Ed Carpenter.

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