103rd Running Of The Indianapolis 500 Could Be Delayed To Memorial Day – Or Beyond
It may rain not just on the parade, but also on the race.
The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 may not take place on the Sunday before Memorial Day but on Memorial Day itself. That is because rain has been in and around Indianapolis all week and the forecast for race day is for scattered thunderstorms.
Currently, there is a 30% chance of rain on Sunday morning. This is down from a 60% chance predicted earlier in the week.
The open-wheel Indy Cars cannot run on ovals in the rain.
The temperature is expected to be 80 degrees, with light winds of 5-10 mph.
The outlook for rain is in the morning, with it being cloudy the rest of the day. The drivers are set to take the green flag at 12:45 p.m., local (Eastern) time.
If there race is delayed or postponed, the wild infield party known as The Snake Pit will continue regardless of the weather, rain or shine. At least half the race must be run in order for it to be official and the forecast is for rain thru at least Tuesday of the next week.
For the full schedule of that day’s activities, and the weekend schedule with the infield concerts, read PubClub.com’s complete Indy 500 fan guide.