IndyCar race goes under red flag with track conditions

(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Josef Newgarden applauded IndyCar's decision not to risk 16 more minutes on a treacherous, rain-soaked track, even though he could have been the biggest beneficiary.

Other drivers weren't so happy with earlier calls.

Newgarden will remain up front at Barber Motorsports Park on Monday for the completion of the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Drivers got in just over 44 minutes of a scheduled 2-hour, or 90-lap, race Sunday under heavy rain that caused some cars to hydroplane and affected visibility.

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