Rain forced a couple of long delays and forced the Indianapolis 500 to end 20 laps early and that was good news for Buddy Rice who took the checkered flag on Sunday. St. Louis area native Robbie McGehee, who earned the final spot in the 33-car field was able to avoid a wreck to finish 23rd. He also had a mishap in the pits when rookie Larry Foyt mistakenly stopped at his pit. That cost McGehee a lap…. At the Coca Cola 600, Jimmy Johnson was the winner and Joplin’s Jamie McMurray finished fourth. St. Louis native Rusty Wallace came in 10th and Fenton native Ken Schrader was 31st.