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IndyCar will wait until August for 3rd try at Texas race

  • Carlos Munoz (26), of Colombia leads, Helio Castroneves (3), of Brazil, and Alexander Rossi (98) on the first lap of an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

    Carlos Munoz (26), of Colombia leads, Helio Castroneves (3), of Brazil, and Alexander Rossi (98) on the first lap of an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)  (The Associated Press)

  • The race car of Max Chilton, from England, is covered by a tarp during a thunderstorm which stopped an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

    The race car of Max Chilton, from England, is covered by a tarp during a thunderstorm which stopped an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Crew members for Charlie Kimball drain the water from the roof of their canopy during a thunderstorm which stopped an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

    Crew members for Charlie Kimball drain the water from the roof of their canopy during a thunderstorm which stopped an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)  (The Associated Press)

The IndyCar race at soggy Texas has been postponed for the second day in a row, and this time the series will wait more than two months before trying again.

Only 71 of the scheduled 248 laps were completed Sunday before rain in an approaching thunderstorm hit the track. That was 54 laps short of what was needed to make it an official race after the Firestone 600 had initially been postponed Saturday night.

With a 50 percent chance of more rain Monday, IndyCar instead rescheduled the race for Aug. 27, which is during what had been an open weekend for the series.

The cars had taken the green flag about 40 minutes later than scheduled Sunday following work to dry the 1 1/2-mile track. The race had first been called off about 11:30 p.m. EDT Saturday after several hours trying to dry the track after afternoon rain.