IMS officials monitor forecast for Brickyard 400

Chance of storms could dampen race schedule

INDIANAPOLIS - Staff members at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway continued to monitor the track Sunday as severe weather and thunderstorms loomed ahead of the 21st Brickyard 400.

Despite scattered showers early Sunday, the gates at IMS opened to hopeful drivers and race fans anxious to see sunny skies instead of cloudy ones.

IMS officials said they would keep tabs on the forecast throughout the day and make any announcements about schedule changes via IMS.com, Facebook and Twitter.

The race was scheduled to begin at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, but fans headed to the track to enjoy concerts, the Kid Zone and other activities.

For a full list of Brickyard 400 events, ticket prices and times, click here.

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