The IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama was postponed due to heavy rain.
What is scheduled to be a 90-lap race was initially scheduled to begin at 3:30 pm ET this afternoon, with the live broadcast of the event set to begin at 3:00 pm ET on NBC Sports Network. The race will be completed starting at noon ET Monday. Josef Newgarden is the defending race victor, and he'd certainly like another win to get the points lead back from Alexander Rossi. Never the less I made good progress on the short stint and I made up a few positions.
Sebastien Bourdais opened Monday in second, followed by two-time race victor Ryan Hunter-Reay, points leader Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe. It's got nothing to do with not wanting to run in the rain, not being able to do that. "Just a tough situation".
Gabby Chaves had to pit just nine laps into the race because his helmet visor was fogging up.
"There's definitely a lot of good American drivers now capable of winning championships and races, which is what the series needs", Power said. "I vehemently disagree with that. I don't know if that has to do with the generation of the auto or not".
Rossi said at times he could see "absolutely nothing". He's not a rookie anymore.
On the restart on Lap 17, Josef Newgarden spun but was able to regain control. Will Power had spun out and slammed into the inside wall.
As things stand heading into tomorrow's conclusion, pole-sitter Josef Newgarden continues to lead the way, with Dale Coyne Racing's Sebastien Bourdais now in second place after Power's spin. It just hydroplaned on me and was out of control.
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How bad was it for the drivers to compete in these conditions?
"I just aquaplaned. It's very disappointing but, to me, very unsafe".
Race officials then dropped the red flag and left the drivers in the pits for 37 minutes before sending them out again behind the safety vehicle, where it was deemed that conditions were not suitable, and the red flag was called again. Takuma Sato of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing did.
"We just have to figure it out". "The vehicle was good and we were doing our best out there, but it was really hard to see anything in front of me". You just have to keep it safe. "I think you would have had that for the rest of the track, too".
Zachary Claman De Melo received a two-lap penalty for unapproved work during the first red flag.
During caution on Lap 23, Tony Kanaan had an issue getting up a hill, slipping his tires, potentially with his gearbox. This time drivers were allowed to get out of their cars to wait it out.
But the race went yellow and then red as the wet conditions worsened and played a part in a couple of wrecks. In fact, even with the rescheduled race start time, the race looks like it will be a wet race.
Actor Channing Tatum was grand marshal and gave the command to start engines.