But rain canceled all practice and qualifying sessions earlier in the weekend, meaning not only a green track but teams hitting the track on Sunday with no real idea of what they've got.
NASCAR also moved the time up because of the inclement weather, so the race begins earlier than you might have been expecting. The race will now take place Monday at 2 p.m. ET.
Drivers for both series will start the respective races without benefit of practice. Blaney, Elliott and Austin Dillon already are locked into the 10-race Cup Playoffs, which start next Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But rain continued throughout the day and the track was ruled undrivable.
A Toyota Tundra track-drying team of 19 vehicles is on hand to dry the track if still needed Monday, along with 10 jet dryers and four vacuums.
As long as the first two stages of the race, which extend through the 100th of its 160 scheduled laps, are completed, the race would be deemed official and there would be no need to return tomorrow.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon have affected the entire schedule at Indianapolis this weekend.