Second Total Practice Washout Wednesday At Indy

By Dean Pantazi

Second Total Practice Washout Wednesday At Indy

May 18, 2011 Updated May 18, 2011 at 11:50 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Rain washed out practice for the Indianapolis 500 Wednesday for the second day this week.

Rain fell steadily on the Speedway throughout the day, and IZOD IndyCar Series officials canceled the day's track activities shortly after 4 p.m.

The last time two entire days of Indianapolis 500 practice were washed out in one week was May 12-13, 2006.

Since veteran practice opened Saturday, May 14, 17 hours and 58 minutes of the scheduled 30 hours of track time have been lost due to rain.

The forecast is for dry weather Thursday and a busy day is expected.

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