After a two-week hiatus, the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season resumes with three race weekends in a row starting at Pocono Raceway with the ABC Supply 500. The #88 Capstone Turbine Honda will compete along the 2.5-mile superspeedway for the second 500-mile race on the schedule.
Nicknamed The Tricky Triangle, Pocono Raceway’s three turns are each modeled after a different track, turn one after Trenton Speedway, turn two after the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and turn three after the Milwaukee Mile.
“Pocono Raceway is certainly one of the more interesting tracks on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule,” said Brian Barnhart. “It has always been a place with compromise involved because of the uniqueness of the oval configuration. Drivers will determine if they want to get through the first turn well and compromise on the third turn or, the other way around, get through the third turn strong before the wide and long straightaway while doing their best to get through the second turn. This track is unique and challenging, so I’m looking forward to seeing how Colton and the #88 Capstone Turbine Honda will do during this two-day show.”
This will be Colton’s fourth oval race on the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series schedule and his first time competing at Pocono Raceway.
“I’m really looking forward to racing at Pocono Raceway this weekend,” said Colton Herta. “We were so fast throughout the month of May on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2.5-mile oval, so I know the #88 Capstone Turbine Honda can be quick and competitive around the 2.5-mile Tricky Triangle. I’m really excited for the next three races in a row, especially having the opportunity to race at Pocono Raceway since I have never competed here.”
Practice for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway will begin Saturday, August 17th on NBC Sports Gold. Qualifying will be live on NBC Sports at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. Live race day coverage will be Sunday on NBC Sports from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET.
About Capstone Turbine Corporation
Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq: CPST) is the world’s leading producer of highly efficient, low-emission, resilient microturbine energy systems. Capstone microturbines serve multiple vertical markets worldwide, including natural resources, energy efficiency, renewable energy, critical power supply, transportation and microgrids. Capstone offers a comprehensive product lineup, providing scalable systems focusing on 30 kWs to 10 MWs that operate on a variety of gaseous or liquid fuels and are the ideal solution for today’s distributed power generation needs. To date, Capstone has shipped over 9,000 units to 73 countries and have saved customers an estimated $253 million in annual energy costs and 350,000 tons of carbon.
About Harding Steinbrenner Racing
Indianapolis based Harding Steinbrenner Racing is led by Indianapolis businessman Mike Harding and George Michael Steinbrenner IV. Former head of the NTT IndyCar Series Race Control, Brian Barnhart is team president Harding Steinbrenner will compete on a full-time basis in the 2019 IndyCar Series with Colton Herta, driver of the #88 Honda-powered Indy car.
About Colton Herta
Colton Herta began racing go-karts at the age of four. At 12, he turned to cars and promptly won the Pacific F1600 Series championship and finished second in the Skip Barber Summer Series. At 16 years old, the Valencia, California, native quickly impressed by winning the second race of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship 2017 season. That year he also led the series with seven pole positions, set five new track records and earned Rookie of the Year honors. Most recently, Herta became the youngest winner in NTT IndyCar Series history after winning the INDYCAR Classic. He has also won the 2019 Rolex 24 Hours IMSA race with the Rahal Letterman Racing team and placed second in the 2018 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship with four wins, three pole positions.
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