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Start of IndyCar race in Texas pushed back because of rain

  • Dryers move along the front stretch after a rain shower before an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

    Dryers move along the front stretch after a rain shower before an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Race officials and a crew team member talk along pit road as a track employee drives a dryer slowly down the front stretch attempting to dry the track before an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Race officials and a crew team member talk along pit road as a track employee drives a dryer slowly down the front stretch attempting to dry the track before an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • James Hinchcliffe prepares to toss out a signed cap to fans in the stands as he and other drivers greeted people and signed autographs during a rain delay at the IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. The race was postponed until Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    James Hinchcliffe prepares to toss out a signed cap to fans in the stands as he and other drivers greeted people and signed autographs during a rain delay at the IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. The race was postponed until Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

The IndyCar Series race in Texas will go deeper into the night.

There were several periods of rain earlier Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. The sky cleared considerably and the track was still being dried when IndyCar and track officials said the scheduled green flag had been pushed back nearly an hour. The revised start time was 9:45 p.m. EDT.

Carlos Munoz is the polesitter for the Firestone 600. Defending race champion Scott Dixon qualified second.