For the second time in three years, early April snow stopped play at the Nazareth Speedway as the second day of the Indy Racing League open test at the near one-mile venue was cancelled due to the white stuff.

Snow flurries and cold temperatures forced the cancellation of the second day of the Indy Racing League Open Test on Friday at Nazareth Speedway just as they caused the postponement of CART's 2000 event at the quirky Pennsylvania venue.

There was no track activity during the day, as air temperatures in the 30's and low track temperatures during the morning prevented Indy Racing League drivers from turning any laps on the 1-mile oval.

Indy Racing League Vice President of Operations Brian Barnhart cancelled the day's activity after a brief snow squall at approximately 12:45 p.m. (EST).

Teams will return to their respective shops to continue preparations for the Firestone Indy 225 on April 21, the inaugural Indy Racing League event at Nazareth Speedway.

2001 Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves posted the fastest lap on the first and only day of testing at 19.4556 seconds, 172.824 mph, in the No. 3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara-Chevrolet. Thirteen drivers turned a total of 1,932 laps Thursday.