Plainfield, IL (August 14, 2019) – Dale Coyne Racing rookie Santino Ferrucci is looking forward to what is considered his home race this weekend as the NTT IndyCar Series heads to Pocono Raceway for the 14th round of the season, the ABC Supply 500.
The 21-year-old driver hails from Woodbury, Connecticut a town located about 150 miles away from the 2.5-mile oval known as the ‘Tricky Triangular’.
Ferrucci is hoping to continue his strong run on ovals this weekend. So far this season, the rookie has scored his two best finishes of his young IndyCar career on superspeedways with a fourth place at Texas Motor Speedway and a seventh at the Indianapolis 500.
“It was nice for the team to have a couple of weekends off from racing, before we take on the final stretch of races, but I’m very much looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda this weekend at Pocono Raceway,” shared Ferrucci. “I’m also looking forward to this event because it’s a bit of a home event for me as it’s only a couple of hours from my hometown. I’ll have a lot of family and friends there. Hopefully we can have another strong weekend on an oval.”
This weekend will mark Ferrucci’s 18th NTT IndyCar Series start and only fourth on an oval track. The driver of the #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing entry will be looking to close the gap in the Rookie of the Year standings, in which he currently sits second, 37 points back.
In addition to his best finish of fourth this season, Ferrucci has a best starting position of 10th (Barber Motorsports Park) and is tied with Alexander Rossi for most laps completed this season with 1517 out of a possible 1521.
Ferrucci will get to discover the ‘Tricky Triangle’ for the first time on Saturday, August 17 with a one-hour practice session at 9:30am ET. Qualifying will take place later that day at 12:30pm ET and will be broadcast live on NBCSN.
The ABC Supply 500, the penultimate oval race on the 2019 schedule, is scheduled to go green at 2:45pm on Sunday, August 18 and will be broadcast live on NBCSN from 2pm ET.
All practice sessions will be streamed live on the NBC Sports Gold App.