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Texas: Series confirms Firestone 600 completion plan

IndyCar has confirmed how the rain-interrupted Firestone 600 will play out when racing resumes at the end of August.

IndyCar has announced its plan for resuming the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway after the original race was suspended after only 71 laps on 12 June.

The remaining 177 laps will be completed on Saturday 27 August, with James Hinchcliffe's Schmidt Peterson Motorsports entry resuming in the lead. The #18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda driven by Conor Daly and #21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet driven by Josef Newgarden will not be permitted to participate in the continuation due to the extensive chassis and engine damage each sustained in the lap 42 crash that precipitated the onset of rain over TMS. Newgarden is currently nursing hand and shoulder injuries and may not have been fit for the resumption had his car been allowed to take the restart.

Cars continuing in the race will be permitted to use the chassis and engine of their choice for the completion day. Tyre allotment and fuel quantity for the completion are yet to be determined. Pre-race aero set-ups from the June event will be mandatory for the August completion, though IndyCar may make changes prior to the completion based on the weather forecast for race weekend.

The 27 August schedule also includes a mandatory systems check consisting solely of an in- and out-lap, before a 25-minute practice session, where cars will be split into two groups, each group receiving ten minutes of practice time with a five-minute break in between. The race will be completed in the evening.

Tagged as: Texas , Indycar , Firestone 600

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