Pocono Sets 2018 Indy Car Date

The field of Verizon IndyCar Series drivers roll through turn three getting ready to begin the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. (Dave Moulthrop Photo)

LONG POND, Pa. — Pocono Raceway will host the 2018 ABC Supply 500 weekend August 18-19. It will mark the 25th Indy car race run at the triangle-shaped 2.5-mile track and the sixth-consecutive year in which the Verizon IndyCar Series has competed there.

The 2017 ABC Supply 500 saw 42 lead changes and 590 on-track passes, 524 of which were for position. The race was won by Team Penske’s Will Power, who became the first driver to win back-to-back Indy car races at Pocono Raceway.

“The 2017 ABC Supply 500 proved why Pocono Raceway was built for INDYCAR racing,” said Pocono Raceway CEO Nick Igdalsky. “This summer’s race was one of the most competitive events in our track’s history. It was also the highest-attended INDYCAR race we hosted since bringing open-wheel racing back here five years ago. From conversations I have had about the 2018 body, we should see speeds pushing, if not exceeding, 240 miles per hour next year.”