The Only Thing We’re Qualifying For Is Flood Insurance

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Right before all the track action for the remainder of today was cancelled, I posted the above as a hashtag on a tweet. Someone told me I won the internet. I also thought it a winning title for this article. 

Because of today’s weather interrupting the qualifying session, we will have a one-day qualifying format for tomorrow, Sunday May 17th, 2015. Here is how things will work:

All of today’s times will be wiped out. Everyone starts with a clean slate on Sunday.

The Verizon IndyCar Series drivers will go out for practice in 2 groups. Group 1 will have the track from 8:00 – 8:20AM. Group 2 will have it from 8:20 – 8:40AM. There will be no guaranteed amounts of time for green flag track time during the practice period.

At 10:00AM, all cars will be allowed through the line ONE TIME. The standard warm-up lap and 4-lap average format will apply per usual. Positions 10-30 will be locked in for the grid at the end of this session. Session is slotted to run until 1:00PM.

Starting at 1:45PM, the Fast Nine Shootout will occur. This session is scheduled to last until 2:30PM.

From 3:00 – 3:30PM, positions 31-33 will be set along with any unqualified cars.

All that said, let’s go home, do an anti-rain dance, and hope for a minimum of 5 hours with clear skies, dry track and fast cars. See you at the track bright and early tomorrow!