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The promising forecast for today has given way to more rain showers this morning, only serving to create a bigger mess in the pit area and the parking lots for the racers and spectators. Additionally, water has made its way under the rubber on the racing surface, which would require a 5-6 hour scrape of both lanes down to the 600 ft. mark. As a result, officials have announced that the plug has been pulled on this weekend’s festivities. The event will resume next weekend with sportsman qualifying and eliminations on Saturday and final eliminations on Sunday. That’s all from here in Indianapolis, folks!

After a long week and a frustrating weekend of rain, the race teams are packing it away until next Saturday. The postponement creates a number of scenarios - good and bad - for certain racers. The likes of Robert Hight and Larry Morgan (who is locked in a tight battle for a Countdown berth) will now have a chance to punch their way into the race-day field that was set as-is when Sunday's qualifying was washed out.

If there's anything a little rain can't stop here at Indy, it's the infamous Top Fool Alcohol Crew. As they do each and every year, this wild and wooly crew sacrificed what was undoubtedly a staggering number of brews in the campground on the West side of the track concocting this year's creation. The result is their nitro-themed covered wagon that pays homage to the pioneers of the sport -- Jim Dunn, Luigi Novelli, Don Garlits, and Chris Karamesines.

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Andrew Wolf

Andrew has been involved in motorsports from a very young age. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. After working with the Power Automedia staff for some time on a freelance basis, Andrew joined the team in 2010.
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