The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Pocono Raceway this weekend for the ABC Supply 500 on what is set to be an extremely emotional event.
The sport will come together for the first time since Bryan Clauson passed away but the series also returns to race here for the first time since Justin Wilson’s death here last year. Speaking about returning to Pocono this weekend, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe commented by saying:
Coming back here for the first time, it’s going to be a bit raw. “But he would want us to carry on and put on a good show. That’s what we’re going to come here and try to do.
Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden commented by saying:
Last year was a very difficult thing for the entire community with who Justin was. Everyone felt it. “But part of the healing process is drivers getting back in the race car and doing what they do. Any driver will tell you that. It’s the best remedy.
Sunday’s race will be is guaranteed to be a great one with the end of the season rapidly approaching and putting on a great race is exactly what Justin and Bryan would have wanted for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
It has been a very tough time for motor racing over the last week but having a Verizon IndyCar Series race this weekend will help the drivers, teams and fans as they come together to celebrate both Bryan Clauson and Justin Wilson.