IndyCar and Pocono Have to Wait Until Monday

Rain, again.

bySteve Cole Smith| PUBLISHED Aug 22, 2016 12:59 AM
IndyCar and Pocono Have to Wait Until Monday

Scratchy throat? Stuffy head? That’s fine with IndyCar, which hopes you find some reason to call in sick Monday and stay home and watch the ABC Supply Company Pocono 500, which was postponed from today to noon on Monday.

Rain forced the move, just as it did for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup race at Bristol, from Saturday to Sunday.

Pocono is expected to be sad enough anyway, as this is the anniversary of Justin Wilson’s death there last year. But the show must go on. Even if it’s Monday.

The photo shows what it would look like if polesitter Mikhail Aleshin was leading. Josef Newgarden and Takuma Sato will start second and third.