IndyCar Series

Rain, aging asphalt to blame for soggy Texas race weekends

Blame it on the rain. Or is it because of the aging asphalt at Texas Motor Speedway that drivers prefer?

Really, it's both, and became a soggy issue for the third consecutive race weekend at the track over an eight-month period.

The IndyCar Series race in Texas is now in what essentially is a 2 1/2-month rain delay, with the resumption scheduled Aug. 27.

"I think we're going through a rough patch," TMS president Eddie Gossage said. "We're just being dealt a tough hand by nature."

After several hours unsuccessfully trying to dry the 1 1/2-mile track, the IndyCar race was postponed late Saturday night without the cars ever getting on to pit...