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Practice Report: ABC Supply 500

LONG POND, Pa.—Weather dampened Pocono Raceway but not the spirits of A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply team as Tony Kanaan topped the two hour practice session today as 22 drivers dialed in their cars in preparation for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500. Kanaan posted a top speed of 216.354 mph in his No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet […]

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News from INDYCAR: ‘What They’re Saying’ from ABC Supply 500 Practice

‘What They’re Saying’ from ABC Supply 500 Practice Top 10 in Practice: TONY KANAAN (No. 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet): “Decent day. Obviously, not being able to qualify hurt us a bit but we can’t control the weather, so I think we have a pretty decent car. Our biggest challenge is that we […]

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POCONO RACEWAY STARTING GRID SET BY ENTRANT POINTS

LONG POND, Penn. (August 17, 2019) – Saturday Notes After the first practice session at Pocono Raceway was washed out, qualifications were cancelled for the ABC Supply 500 in favor of an extended practice this afternoon. With the change to the schedule, the starting grid for tomorrow’s 500-mile race has been set off entrant points. […]

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2019 ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway – Saturday – 10:30pm – some final notes

By Steve Wittich   Shifting In clean air, drivers were shifting five times per lap. They cross the start/finish line in fifth gear before quickly shifting to sixth gear. Next, came two down-shifts to fourth gear in Turn 1 — drivers up-shift once to fifth gear in the run down the Long Pond straight. Turn...

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2019 ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway – Saturday – 4pm – Kanaan leads lone practice

By Steve Wittich The lone practice session for the ABC Supply 500 got underway at 1:50 pm. The temperature at the beginning of the session was 79F, and the track temperature was 107F. It was sunny, and the humidity was thick at 72%. The wind was out of the ESE at 8mph.  The 22 drivers...

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News – 2019 ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway – Saturday – 1:25pm – Practice set to start at 1:50pm – some manufacturer notes

We just got word that practice will start at 1:50 pm. The medical chopper landed about 12:40 pm, and the track drying efforts are coming to an end. Editorial note from Steve: I hate losing qualifying. Superspeedway qualifying is an exercise in bravery with cars that are on the limit of adhesion. That being said....

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2019 ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway – Saturday – 11:27am – qual cancelled – starting line-up

By Steve Wittich I stepped out for an interview when INDYCAR announced that qualifying has been scrubbed. Instead, teams and drivers will get a two-hour practice session to prepare for the ABC Supply 500. That practice session will begin as soon after the helicopter arrives and the track is dry. Note: the sun is now...

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2019 ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway – Saturday – 11am – it’s damp

By Steve Wittich All right, we’re not back after practice. We’re back with a report that it’s now raining after no-cars were on track. I’m lying, a few of the vintage cars were circulating on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway oval for a few minutes.  NTT IndyCar Series practice was scheduled to begin at 9:30 am...

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2019 ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway – Saturday – good morning

By Steve Wittich Good Saturday morning from Pocono Raceway, where we are scheduled for three NTT IndyCar Series sessions. Two one-hour practice sessions wrapped around single-car two-lap qualifying. Here is today’s schedule TIME EVENT 6:30pm – 8pm IndyCar Garage Open For Crews 7:30am Parking Lots Open 8:30am Public Gates Open 9:30am – 10:30am IndyCar Practice...

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The 2019 ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich For the 26th time Indy cars are visiting ‘Doc’s Place,’ the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway ‘oval’ in Long Pond, Pa. Mark Donohue, driving for Team Penske won the first race, one of ten times a driver representing the Roger Penske owned team has won on the superspeedway. The three corner oval was built...

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