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Firestone 600 Rescheduled for August 27

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter

FORT WORTH, Texas – Due to deteriorating weather conditions, this weekend’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway has been rescheduled to August 27, 2016.

The race was originally rescheduled to Sunday, June 12 after rains washed the original running on June 11th. The race got underway at 2pm but was halted after 71 laps due to another heavy thunderstorm. The race had ran under yellow from lap 42 until the stoppage due to a scary crash between Josef Newgarden and Conor Daly.

All tickets will be honored for the race and tickets will still be on sale. The race will be a one day show and will feature a practice session, an autograph session and then the race. It will resume with the drivers restarting as they were scored when the race was stopped on lap 72 with James Hinchcliffe leading.

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage stated that with weather conditions worsening, rescheduling the race was the right thing to do as opposed to trying to dry the track tonight and race to half way.

“We maybe could have hung around and tried to get it dry tonight and maybe get to halfway but that’s not night.”

“I think it’s a great idea to give our fans their money’s worth,” Gossage said. “It was pretty much unanimous from the teams that they would like to complete the race.”

It is still to be determined to what channel the race will be televised on.

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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