Rain limits Indy 500 practice to 2 drivers

May 17, 2011 - 4:43 PM
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IndyCar driver Danica Patrick signs the shirt of Shayler Neal, 9, of Indianapolis before the start practice for the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rain limited Tuesday's Indianapolis 500 practice to two participants.

Marco Andretti and Mike Conway were the only drivers to take to the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before track officials called off the session in the late afternoon.

Andretti completed five laps in Conway's car with a fast lap of 220.656 miles per hour. Conway completed eight laps in the same car with a best speed of 219.910 miles per hour.

Rain also eliminated Sunday's practice and 2½ hours of Saturday's session.

The teams are preparing for qualifying on Saturday and Sunday, when the order for the start of the May 29 race will be determined.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rain has limited action in the early part of Tuesday's Indianapolis 500 practice session.

Marco Andretti and Mike Conway have been the only two drivers to take to the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by mid-afternoon. Andretti completed five laps in Conway's car with a fast lap of 220.656 miles per hour. Conway completed eight laps in the same car with a best speed of 219.910 miles per hour.

Rain also eliminated Sunday's practice and 2½ hours of Saturday's session.

The teams are preparing for qualifying on Saturday and Sunday, when the order for the start of the May 29 race will be determined.