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IMS makes vital Indy 500 change after storms force delay

The Indy 500 was due to start at 12:45pm local time but rain delays have forced the start to be pushed back.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway has lifted the TV 'blackout' for the Indy 500 after storms forced a delay to the race.

Originally schedule for a 12:45 ET start, the 200-lap race was pushed back indefinitely as oval racing cannot be run in the wet.

Track dying is currently taking place, using borrowed NASCAR jet dryers, with the green flag planned for 16:44 local time. That is 21:44 UK time. 

Due to the delay, IMS has opted to lift the blackout of the race in central Indiana which is designed to boost gate revenue by getting people to attend the track. 

In cases of the race being sold out, the blackout has been lifted, but it is kept in place when races are held with tickets available.

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