Rainguard 600 IndyCar practice on hold due to, yes, rain

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The whole point of getting Rainguard Water Sealers as the new title sponsor for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ annual trip to Texas Motor Speedway was to see rain go away from the 1.455-mile track in Fort Worth, as it hit a lot of last year.

But, the weather gods have a good sense of humor and decided to bucket down rain anyway this morning, which delayed both flights into Dallas-Fort Worth and on-track activity itself ahead of the Rainguard Water Sealers 600.

Practice one, initially scheduled from 10 to 11:15 a.m. CT and local time, is on a weather hold. Qualifying is meant to roll off at 2:15 p.m. CT and local time (3:15 p.m. ET) with NBCSN’s qualifying coverage on at 3:30 p.m. ET, following second free practice for the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix. A final 30-minute practice is set from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. CT tonight.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks action is also on the weekend docket at TMS.

Stay tuned to NBCSports.com and the @IndyCarOnNBCSN Twitter page for further updates.

UPDATE: Here’s the updated schedule, at 1:15 p.m. ET:

The qualifying order for IndyCar is linked below.