McLaughlin tops early running as rain again delays Indy 500 practice

Scott McLaughlin was quick to make up for lost time when the cars finally took to the track for practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Wednesday.

Overnight rains blanketed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, forcing a delay in the start of Wednesday’s extended session that was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET. The cars finally took to the track around 3:15 p.m. local time, and within 30 minutes, McLaughlin had posted a lap of 229.493 mph in the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet, putting him comfortably ahead of his closest rival Alexander Rossi of Arrow McLaren (227.484 mph). ).

The session was extended until 7 p.m. ET.

Teams were able to run for about 20 minutes Tuesday for opening day before rain intervened. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon topped the field with a tow-assisted lap of 229.107 mph to lead the 29 drivers who ventured out.

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