The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was pushed forwards twenty minutes to attempt to get some racing in today. This was successful in that it allowed the series to complete 23 total laps in very wet conditions before weather conditions deteriorated too far bringing an end to Indycar Series action today from Barber. The race coverage will resume at 1130am ET tomorrow for the remaining 67 laps.
The initial race start today was clean with Josef Newgarden leading them away. Newgarden would go on to lead every lap run today. Marco Andretti had a small spin early in the race but kept the race green before Charlie Kimball brought out the first full course caution on lap 12 in Turn 16.
On the restart, Will Power from 2nd position aquaplaned leading to damage for his Penske-Chevrolet after contact with the pit wall on the inside of the start/finish straight, bringing out the first red flag of the day for weather conditions.
Indycar attempted to then restart the race with cars circulating behind the safety car in poor weather conditions for a few extra laps, before bringing out a second red flag at the start of lap 23 therefore ending today’s track action for the Verizon Indycar Series.