IndyCar: ABC Supply 500 at Pocono postponed until Monday
LONG POND, Pa. — The ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway has been postponed by rain and will be run beginning at noon ET Monday. The race will be telecast live on NBCSN with the green flag scheduled to wave at 12:09 p.m.
The 500-mile race on the 2.5-mile “Tricky Triangle” oval is scheduled to be the 13th race to be completed on the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. It was scheduled for a 3:10 p.m. ET start, but light rain moved into the area shortly after noon and became heavier as race time approached. With a stronger storm front moving through the area later in the afternoon, INDYCAR and track officials made the decision to postpone the race.
Mikhail Aleshin, in the No. 7 SMP Racing Schmidt Peterson Honda, won the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying Saturday at the track with a two-lap speed average of 220.445 mph. It was the first pole of the Russian driver’s Indy car career.