Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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IndyCar race postponed

With rain pelting the garage roof at Pocono Raceway and knowing he'd have to wait another day to race, Mikhail Aleshin just shrugged.

No big deal for the first Russian-born driver to win an IndyCar pole.

"Just one more day sitting on the pole," Aleshin said Sunday. "That's life. I just want to win this race. For me, it doesn't matter if it's going to be today, tomorrow, or next month. I'm still on the pole."

IndyCar officials acted quickly Sunday and postponed the race at the triangular 2.5-mile track, in Long Pond, Pa., until Monday (11 a.m. St. Louis time) because of persistent rain. The rescheduled race is to be televised on NBCSN.

With no lights to allow for night racing and no quick end to the downpour in sight, drying the track in time to get in 101 of the 200 laps to make the race official was not possible. …

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