Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet took his first victory of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season for Team Penske after the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway was red flagged due to bad weather in the area on lap 138 of 200. Power came home just ahead of defending series champion Scott Dixon and his Team Penske team mate Simon Pagenaud.
The race was chaotic after being stopped following a five car crash on the opening lap which caused a 45 minute delay as repairs were carried out on the catch fencing, fortunately all drivers involved in the accident were checked, cleared and released from the hospital.
Santino Ferrucci had his strongest result of the season as he came home in fourth place for Dale Coyne Racing in the No.19 Cly Del Honda just ahead of Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hitachi Chevrolet extended his championship lead to 35 points over Alexander Rossi who was one of the drivers involved in the first lap accident along with Felix Rosenqvist, Takuma Sato, James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter Reay.
Ed Carpenter in the No.20 Sonax Chevrolet had a great day as he came home in sixth place just ahead of Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda.
AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet had his best finish of the season with eighth place just ahead of Graham Rahal in the No.15 Total Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
It was a great day for Carlin Racing as Charlie Kimball in the No.23 ripKurrent Chevrolet and his team mate Conor Daly in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet came home in 10th and 11th place respectively
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda was 12th just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda.
Mathues Matt Leist in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet came home in 14th just ahead of Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda.
Spencer Pigot, Colton Herta, Felix Rosenqvist, Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter Reay, James Hinchcliffe and Takuma Sato all retired from the race while Alexander Rossi was classified 18th albeit 89 laps down.
The drivers don’t have long to wait as the next race is just one week away in Gateway.