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Sunday, January 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Rain Stalls Indy Drivers

Practice for the May 28 Indianapolis 500 was a complete washout on the track. A late-afternoon attempt to dry the 2-mile oval ended with another light rain 1 hour and 20 minutes before the scheduled close.

Only two full days of practice remain before qualifying resumes Saturday to fill the remaining eight positions in the 33-car field.

Bryan Herta, who suffered a concussion in a crash during Indy 500 practice Tuesday, was released from Methodist Hospital.

There were no other injuries to Herta in Tuesday’s crash. His Reynard-Ford race car was sent to the factory in England for repairs to the tub.

Herta, who finished ninth as a rookie at Indianapolis last year, had completed a lap at 221.500 mph before his car came low through the second turn and made a halfspin 450 feet into the wall with the left side of the car.

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