LONG POND, Pa. – Sunday’s ABC Supply 500, which was scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a 3:09 p.m. ET green flag, has been delayed until Monday owing to heavy rain and not enough time to dry the track before sunset.
Tomorrow’s rescheduled race will air on NBCSN at noon ET with a green flag of 12:09 p.m. ET.
It’s the second race for the Verizon IndyCar Series that has been rain delayed this year, along with Texas Motor Speedway. The Texas race was scheduled for June 11, delayed due to rain and weepers, then restarted on June 12 for 71 laps before heavy rains postponed it to next week, August 27.
Light rain started at about 12:45 p.m. ET and local time, with a light break for about an hour before the heavier rain started just after 2:15 p.m. ET.
#ABCSupply500 has been postponed until noon at NBCSN on Monday. Green flag at 12:09 p.m. ET and local time.
Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.
Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.