IndyCar Pocono race weekend could be wet (Update)

The rain can get nasty at Pocono. Hopefully IndyCar will luck out.
The rain can get nasty at Pocono. Hopefully IndyCar will luck out.

UPDATE Sunday rain chance has now increased to 70%. Saturday remains at 80%. If the race rains out, Monday forecast looks OK right now, but there will only be 50 or 100 fans still around to see the race. The TV visuals (empty grandstands) will be damaging to IndyCars reputation.

08/17/18 Weekend Forecast for Long Pond, PA:

Saturday 80% chance of Thunderstorms , period of sun, high of 74

Unlike road and street circuits, no rain tires for ovals.
Unlike road and street circuits, no rain tires for ovals.

Sunday 40% chance of showers high of 71

“Keeping with strategy from previous years at Pocono Raceway, the Firestone Race Tire Engineering team has utilized Indianapolis left-side tires and superspeedway right-side tires," said Cara Adams, Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports. "This combination provides the best grip and strength for the three very different turns at the 'Tricky Triangle.'"

Firestone will bring more than 1,300 race tires to Pocono, none of them rain tires of course. Each entry will receive 13 sets of Firestone Firehawk black sidewall race tires

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