A Rap Board for Race Fans
Welcome to Race Rap! A Rap Board for Race Fans
Top News
The Plain Truth News
Aug 1, 2019 -
HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD


Please patronize our sponsors!
Indmar Coatings


Tamco Paint.Com NOW ONLINE


Tamco Marine-Fleet-OEM Coatings

Legend
  7:04am   Past Hour
  6:04am   1-4 hrs old
  3:04am   4-12 hrs
  7:04pm   12-24 hrs
  7:04am   Over 24 hrs
     Registered Key
     Referred Key
RaceRap News & Messageboard  Page tracks: Viewing Message
   Viewing Message
IndyCar revises Indy 500 qualifying procedure
 OTHER 
Posted by:  RaceRap on March 3, 2019 at 7:00am

IndyCar has overhauled Qualifying weekend for the Indianapolis 500 to help ensure top qualifiers can’t interrupt the battle for the last three spots on the 33-car grid.

The weekend before the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 now features a somewhat clarified procedure. Following a 90 minute practice session starting at 8am on Saturday, May 18, all entrants – expected to be 36-37 this year – will take part in qualifying, with the order of their first runs defined by the traditional draw held on the Friday night. Once everyone has completed their guaranteed single four-lap run, the track will be open for more attempts until 5.50pm, weather and time permitting.

The order at the end of that session will decide who will take part in the Fast Nine shootout on Sunday, and will also define the order of positions 10 through 30. Those competitors from P10 through P30 will not re-qualify the next day – the principal change from the schedule of recent years.

On Sunday morning, there will be a 30-minute practice session for the nine cars competing for pole, followed by a 30-minute practice for the expected six or seven cars vying for one of the three slots on the back row of the grid.

At 12.15pm, Last Row Qualifying will begin, order set by the original Friday night draw, with just one attempt allowed per car. At 1.15pm, the Fast Nine shootout for pole commences, with cars running in the order of the Saturday times, slowest to fastest, and again just one run is permitted per entrant.

An hour after that, at 3.15pm, the track will re-open for a 2hr45min practice session for all 33 qualified cars. There will be a further practice for these 33 on Monday, May 20, from 12 until 2pm.

NBC will be covering the Sunday shootouts for the last three grid slots and for pole, while NBCSN will broadcast Sunday afternoon practice, which is expected to serve as a preview for the 500 itself, with cars running in packs in race trim.

“With this schedule, fans will get a phenomenal weekend of action,” said IndyCar president Jay Frye, “with two days of qualifying, bumping, the run for the pole and this incredible practice that effectively is the race before the race.”

Back |ThreadPost a Reply

No Replies



Post a Reply  Asterisks indicate required fields
Please note that anonymous posts are not being accepted at this time.

* Subject:
* From:
* Email: (only required if no password)
Password:  For registered handles
* Message:
Please verify you're a human.
If you are a registered user,
you do not need to complete this field

Please, no profanity or slandering.


Need Spell Check? IE users Click here for a free browser extension


Home  |  Contact

(c) Copyright 2019 RaceRap, LLC

[ Go To Top of Page ]

Tracksdie Weather


Driver Web Sites - Click Here

Advertisers









Tracks

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

RACERAP TOP NEWS
RACERAP TOP NEWS

RaceRap News & Photo Page
RaceRap News & Photo Page

Dillon Motor Speedway
Dillon Motor Speedway

Caraway Speedway
Caraway Speedway

Hickory Motor Speedway
Hickory Motor Speedway

Driver & Team Press Releases
Driver & Team Press Releases

Florence Motor Speedway
Florence Motor Speedway

Coastal Plains Raceway Park
Coastal Plains Raceway Park

Richmond International Raceway
Richmond International Raceway

Myrtle Beach Speedway
Myrtle Beach Speedway

Southside Speedway
Southside Speedway

Southern National Motorsports Park
Southern National Motorsports Park

Mountain View Speedway
Mountain View Speedway

Editorial

Lonesome Pine Raceway
Lonesome Pine Raceway

ACE Speedway
ACE Speedway

Wake County Speedway
Wake County Speedway



Series

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

Pass Series Racing
Pass Series Racing

UARA Series
UARA Series

MiniStock Mayhem Series
MiniStock Mayhem Series

South East Limited Late Models Series
South East Limited Late Models Series


RaceRap, LLC

RaceRap