Few companies have taken on more of an active role in Verizon IndyCar Series sponsorship recently than Wisconsin-based ABC Supply Co., which adds a second race entitlement sponsorship to its plate later this year.
The Pocono race, slated for August 23, will now be known as the ABC Supply 500.
ABC Supply also sponsors the Milwaukee race, the ABC Supply Co. Wisconsin 250, on July 12 in the second of a two-year deal.
It is title sponsor for both A.J. Foyt Enterprises cars as well, for both Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth in their Nos. 14 and 41 Hondas.
“ABC Supply is a true industry leader and their love of racing couples our own,” Pocono Raceway President/CEO, Brandon Igdalsky said in a release. “They have been involved in motorsports for over 10 years now and we are thrilled to welcome them to our extended Raceway family. We cannot wait to work with them to promote the ABC Supply 500 this year.”
“For a decade now, our racing program has brought thousands of our associates and customers together to celebrate and cheer for our team,” added ABC Vice President of Operations, Mike Jost. “This year we are excited to have the chance to increase awareness of both ABC Racing and INDYCAR in general with our sponsorship of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.”
On Friday, Marvin Musquin announced on Instagram he will miss the entire 2020 Supercross season with a knee injury.
The injury was sustained earlier this week in a practice crash at the KTM test track when he overjumped an obstacle and landed hard.
It’s “not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys,” Musquin wrote. “I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee.”
I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races.”
Last year, Musquin sustained another knee injury in November that threatened his 2019 Supercross season. He was able to ride in the Anaheim 1 event and finished in the top 10. Musquin improved throughout the season, winning two races and finishing third in the points after making a determined charge.
Musquin missed the 2011 and 2014 Supercross seasons with ACL injuries.