The Verizon IndyCar Series and Texas Motor Speedway have confirmed that the Firestone 600 will be rescheduled for August 27.

Speaking about the decision President of competition and operations with IndyCar Jay Frye commented by saying:

We certainly want to come back and have a full race for the fans here in Texas, The people at TMS do a great job, so what we will do, per our rulebook, is start the race from where we stopped. So we will come back and start the race from that point. This is unique. It hasn’t happened for a little while, but there are a lot of unique things here and we’ll look forward to coming back Aug. 27.

Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage commented by saying:

After a lot of consultation this afternoon – and it was quite a meeting of people with everyone on their phones calling all the right folks, including a lot of teams for their input – what we are going to do is resume this race Saturday night, Aug. 27. Jay (Frye) will get into the particulars of how you resume a race, but I will tell you it will consist of one day only, there’s going to be a practice, an autograph session with all the drivers up on the concourse under the grandstands and then the race. We felt like that was the best way to best serve all the fans. The lightning is still going on out there. We maybe could have hung around and try to get it dry tonight and run enough to get halfway, but that’s not right. We want to give the fans a race. That’s the plan.

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