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Kyle Larson will miss the start of the NASCAR Coke 600 after a weather delay in the Indy 500

Kyle Larson will miss the start of the NASCAR Coke 600 after a weather delay in the Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS — Looks like Mother Nature isn’t a fan of racing.

The 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 was delayed four hours due to inclement weather on Sunday. This meant that NASCAR star Kyle Larson, who was scheduled to become the fifth driver to attempt the “double” by racing in the Indy 500 and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, missed the NASCAR start at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Justin Allgaier, the reserve driver of the No. 5 car, started in Larson’s place in NASCAR’s longest race.

“If they get another weather storm there (in Indianapolis), I see it getting here a lot faster,” Allgaier said. The athlete and Fox Sports before the race. “This whole situation is really fluid.”

It remains to be seen whether Allgaier or Larson – who qualified fifth in the Indy 500 – will finish the race in Charlotte.

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If Larson gets to the track while the race is still on, Allgaier noted that Larson will rest him at some point. Allgaier will remain the record driver and wherever Larson ends up will be credited to Allgaier.

“At any point, no matter what happens, if Kyle gets here with 10 (laps) to go or if he gets here on lap 10, we will make the switch,” Allgaier said. “If Kyle can get here in time for any type of green flag procedure in this car, he will do it.”

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Pre-race entertainment was temporarily halted at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday morning, and the “Snake Pit” — an in-stadium dance concert that attracts up to 30,000 people — was halted to give fans enough time to return to their cars or seek shelter. At the racetrack as storms approach.

The green flag at Indy was originally set to wave at 12:45 p.m. ET.

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