Rain postpones IndyCar race at Pocono until Monday

BY foxsports • August 21, 2016

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) The IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway has been postponed until Monday because of rain.

The race was supposed to begin at 3:09 p.m. Sunday, but a steady midafternoon rain drenched the 2.5-mile track. IndyCar officials announced that the race would go off at 12:09 p.m. Monday.

Mikhail Aleshin, the first Russian-born driver to win an IndyCar pole, will lead the field to green when the race begins.

Rain at Pocono Raceway three weeks ago pushed the finish of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race until Monday. Rookie Chris Buescher won his first Sprint Cup race as continued bad weather shortened that race.