Due to excessive rainfall in the Pocono Mountains region of Pennsylvania on Sunday, the ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race has been postponed to Monday afternoon, with a scheduled start time at Noon eastern time.
This is the second time at a high speed oval venue that bad weather has altered the planned race date in 2016 for the North American open wheel racing championship. The Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway in June was postponed to August 27th due to two straight days of rain that prevented the race from reaching at least the half distance mark required for an Verizon IndyCar Series event to be declared official.
As for weather projections at the two and a half mile triangular oval for Monday, current models only predict a 10 percent chance of rain on Monday meaning the opportunity of the race being completed in full are good. The focus will be on the front row of the grid, where Schmidt Peterson Motorsports pilot Mikhail Aleshin will start from the pole for the first time in his career while Josef Newgarden will lineup in the number two starting positions looking to improve upon his third place finish in this year’s Indianapolis 500.
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