Post qualifying practice moved back an hour, here’s why

INDIANAPOLIS — We have a scheduling update for the post qualifying practice next week. The time will shift to 1-3 p.m. (ET) for the 106th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge practice session Monday, May 23 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Moving from the originally scheduled time of noon-2 p.m. will give teams that participated in Top 12 Qualifying and the Firestone Fast Six on Sunday, May 22 more time to change to their “500” race engines. Teams that qualified in the 13th to 33rd positions Saturday, May 21will not turn laps on the 2.5-mile oval Sunday and will be allowed to change engines that day.

Peacock Premium will provide live coverage of the two-hour session open to all 33 qualifiers for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” with coverage also offered by the INDYCAR Radio Network.

IMS public gates will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for the practice.

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