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Public Can Watch Verizon IndyCar Series Drivers Test March 23, 27-29 at IMS

REVISED: Expected inclement weather has forced the postponement of the Verizon IndyCar Series testing for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil to Monday, April 30 through Wednesday, May 2 on the 2.5-mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. View Updated Schedule

Verizon IndyCar Series teams and drivers will continue their preparation for the fifth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix and the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil through manufacturer private testing and INDYCAR open and Indianapolis 500 rookie/refresher testing Friday, March 23, Tuesday, March 27, Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Among the drivers testing on the IMS road course and oval will be 2017 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil champion Takuma Sato, 2017 INDYCAR Grand Prix winner Will Power and 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg winner Sebastien Bourdais. And making their first runs in the new-look Indy car on the IMS oval will be three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves and 2005 Indy 500 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Danica Patrick, who is returning to the race for the first time since 2011 in the final start of her driving career.

Honda manufacturer testing will take place Friday, March 23 on the IMS road course, followed by three days of testing March 27-29 on the IMS oval. An INDYCAR open test is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, with Rookie Orientation Program and Refresher Tests on Wednesday, March 28. A combined Chevrolet-Honda manufacturer test on the oval will conclude testing Thursday, March 29.

Fans can watch all four days of testing from the Turn 2 viewing mounds, IMS Museum parking lot and South Terrace grandstands. These areas are open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for testing March 23 and March 29 and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 27-28.

Testing on March 27-28 also will be streamed live on the INDYCAR YouTube channel (youtube.com/indycar) and RaceControl.IndyCar.com.

The fifth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 on the IMS road course. The 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil is scheduled for Sunday, May 27 on the IMS oval.

A look at each day of testing:

FRIDAY, March 23
Test: Honda Manufacturer Test on IMS road course
Participating drivers: Determined by manufacturers. By INDYCAR rule, teams from both manufacturers are permitted to test on test days for specific manufacturers. Expected participants: Marco Andretti, Sebastien Bourdais, Gabby Chaves, Scott Dixon, Pietro Fittipaldi, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ed Jones, Tony Kanaan, Jordan King, Matheus Leist, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Spencer Pigot, Will Power, Graham Rahal, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Zach Veach, Robert Wickens.
Fan access: Fans can watch testing for free from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. from the Turn 2 viewing mounds, Museum parking lot and South Terrace Grandstands.

TUESDAY, March 27
Test: INDYCAR Open Test on IMS oval
Time: 10 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.
Participating drivers (21): Marco Andretti, Sebastien Bourdais, Ed Carpenter, Helio Castroneves, Gabby Chaves, Max Chilton, Scott Dixon, Jack Harvey, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ed Jones, Tony Kanaan, Charlie Kimball, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Spencer Pigot, Will Power, Graham Rahal, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Zach Veach
Fan access: Fans can watch testing for free from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. from the Turn 2 viewing mounds, Museum parking lot and South Terrace Grandstands.
Live streaming: INDYCAR YouTube channel (youtube.com/indycar) and RaceControl.IndyCar.com

WEDNESDAY, March 28
Test: Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program/Refresher Tests on IMS oval
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Rookie Orientation Program), 2-5 p.m. (Refresher tests)
Participating drivers (6): Pietro Fittipaldi (ROP), Kyle Kaiser (ROP), Sage Karam (refresher), Matheus Leist (ROP), Danica Patrick (refresher), Robert Wickens (ROP)
Fan access: Fans can watch testing for free from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. from the Turn 2 viewing mounds, Museum parking lot and South Terrace Grandstands.
Live streaming: INDYCAR YouTube channel (youtube.com/indycar) and RaceControl.IndyCar.com

THURSDAY, March 29
Test: Chevrolet and Honda Manufacturer Test on IMS oval
Participating drivers: Determined by manufacturers. Expected participants: Ed Carpenter, Gabby Chaves, Max Chilton, Scott Dixon, James Hinchcliffe, Ed Jones, Tony Kanaan, Charlie Kimball, Matheus Leist, Danica Patrick, Spencer Pigot, Robert Wickens.
Fan access: Fans can watch testing for free from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. from the Turn 2 viewing mounds, Museum parking lot and South Terrace Grandstands.

 
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