Indy 500: Day two of practice cancelled due to rain

Day two of practice for the 100th Indianapolis 500 on Tuesday was cancelled due to persistent rain

Indy 500: Day two of practice cancelled due to rain

The washout - the first time since 2011 that a complete day of practice had been lost to the weather - had been forecast, with teams completing more work than usual on Monday's opening day in preparation.

Ganassi driver Tony Kanaan predicted an intense three days of running on Wednesday to Friday as teams cram their preparations in before qualifying at the weekend.

"People will be out there a lot more," he said.

"You saw all 33 cars on the track [on Monday], which was remarkably surprising, to be honest. It will speed up things.

"You don't want to sit at a racetrack and not get to run.

"But in the next four days combined we'll have more practice than we do at all the other races.

"It's one less day but it [saves] tyres, so we can do more work [on Wednesday] as long as the weather is better for the next few days - and it looks like it is.

"It's just boring to sit and look at the track and not do anything."

Tuesday's session was due to run from midday to 6pm local time, but was officially abandoned at 2.45pm with the track wet and no sign of the weather improving.

The next three days follow the same timetable with six hours of running and then a further two hours of practice on Saturday morning before the two-day qualifying procedure begins.

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