IndyCar drivers will honor police when they resume at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar drivers will have “Back The Blue” decals on their cars and wear caps representing local police and national law enforcement agencies when they resume their rain-interrupted race at Texas Motor Speedway on Aug. 27.

Just weeks after the July 12 postponement, five law enforcement officers were shot and killed July 7 in downtown Dallas.

Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi joined Texas Motor Speedway officials Wednesday on visits to the headquarters of the Fort Worth Police Department and the Dallas Police Department.

Rossi says he’s honored to be part of the salute to police.

The Texas race in June was first pushed back a day because of rain, then the next day completed only 71 of the scheduled 248 laps before more rain led to an unprecedented 2 1/2-month delay.

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