The second day of practice for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was cancelled on Tuesday due to heavy rain at the circuit.
It was the first time since May 18 2011 that practice for the Indianapolis 500 was washed out.
Speaking about the lost day of track action former Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan commented by saying:
For sure, you’ll see that tomorrow, People will be out there a lot more. You saw all 33 cars on the track yesterday, which was remarkably surprising, to be honest. I think it will speed up things. You don’t want to sit at a racetrack and not get to run, But in the next four days combined we’ll have more practice than we do at all the other races. It’s one less day but it (saves) tires, so we can do more work tomorrow as long as the weather is better for the next few days – and it looks like it is. It’s just boring to sit and look at the track and not do anything.
President of AJ Foyt Racing Larry Foyt who will field Takuma Sato, Jack Hawksworth and Alex Tagliani commented by saying:
We’re in a situation where we’re trying to mileage out an engine (on one car) and get that out of the way, but you’re kind of used to (rain) here, It’s not too bad because it’s early on (in the week). You can massage on everything and make sure everything is perfect before you get into your programs. We all want track time, but you can’t do anything about the weather.