Rain keeps drivers off Indy track

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rain has washed out the third day of practice for the Indianapolis 500.

The official announcement came 2½ hours after cars were supposed to take the track and 3½ hours before practice was scheduled to end. None of the 38 cars turned a lap.

Rain also interrupted practice Saturday, with rookies getting in only about one hour of their scheduled four hours of track time. Rookies and veterans repeatedly had to stop Sunday because of a wet track, too.

The weather is causing scheduling problems for teams, which already are dealing with a condensed schedule. If there is more rain Tuesday, as expected, drivers would have three more full days of practice before qualifying starts Saturday.