Rain wipes out final IndyCar practice

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Rain wipes out final IndyCar practice


Rain wipes out final IndyCar practice


Saturday afternoon’s final IndyCar practice session has been washed out due to rain.

After Zach Veach led Saturday’s first practice, Will Power threw down a two-lap average of 219.511mph, 0.7s faster than teammate Josef Newgarden.

Sunday’s forecast is more hopeful, with the possibility for a brief shower during the day.

Power — the two-time defending race winner at Pocono — has won three of the last four 500-mile races, including back-to-back races (Pocono 2017 and Indianapolis 2018). Al Unser is the only driver to win three consecutive 500-mile races, a feat he achieved in 1978 by winning Indianapolis, Pocono and Ontario. Power currently sits fourth in the championship, 87 points behind Scott Dixon.

Mid-Ohio winner Alexander Rossi is second in the standings, 46 points back, while defending series champion Josef Newgarden trails by 60 in third.

The green flag is set to drop at 2:10 p.m. ET.