Everything you need to know about the ABC Supply 500
Monday’s ABC Supply 500 serves as round 13 of 16 of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series. The 200-lap, 500-mile race was initially scheduled for Sunday, but was delayed due to rain.
Mikhail Aleshin captured his first pole of his IndyCar career on Saturday with an average speed of 220.455 mph. He will lead the field to green shortly after noon ET. Aleshin was also the fastest in Saturday morning's first practice session, while Helio Castroneves was fastest in the afternoon session.
The field is chasing Simon Pagenaud in the points, but Pagenaud did not qualify too well for today’s race. Other notables who will also have to work their way through the field are Juan Pablo Montoya, Charlie Kimball and defending race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay - who were all involved in crashes in the opening practice.
The drivers are also racing with heavy hearts this weekend, following the recent passing of Bryan Clauson. Additionally, this is the first IndyCar race to be held at Pocono since Justin Wilson’s fatal crash here last year.
Here’s everything you need to know for today’s race:
Green flag: 12:09 a.m. ET
Tune-in: 12 p.m. ET - NBCSN
Race distance: 200 laps, 500 miles
Track: Pocono Raceway - 2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, Pa.
Grid size: 22 cars
Weather: 67 Degrees, sunny, no chance of rain, NW winds at 15 mph (according to Weather.com)
Defending race winner: Ryan Hunter-Reay
Unofficial starting grid: