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Rain postpones IndyCar race at Pocono until Monday

  • People walk in the rain in the garage area at Pocono Raceway before the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Long Pond, Pa. The race was postponed due to the rain until Monday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    People walk in the rain in the garage area at Pocono Raceway before the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Long Pond, Pa. The race was postponed due to the rain until Monday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States military Honor Guards gather under a viewing stand as rain falls at Pocono Raceway before the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Long Pond, Pa. The race was postponed due to inclement weather until Monday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    United States military Honor Guards gather under a viewing stand as rain falls at Pocono Raceway before the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Long Pond, Pa. The race was postponed due to inclement weather until Monday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tracey Jumper, of Kingston, Pa., stands in the rain with friends in the garage area at Pocono Raceway before the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Long Pond, Pa. The race was postponed due to inclement weather until Monday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Tracey Jumper, of Kingston, Pa., stands in the rain with friends in the garage area at Pocono Raceway before the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Long Pond, Pa. The race was postponed due to inclement weather until Monday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

The IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway has been postponed until Monday because of rain.

The race was supposed to begin at 3:09 p.m. Sunday, but a steady midafternoon rain drenched the 2.5-mile track. IndyCar officials announced that the race would go off at 12:09 p.m. Monday.

Mikhail Aleshin, the first Russian-born driver to win an IndyCar pole, will lead the field to green when the race begins.

Rain at Pocono Raceway three weeks ago pushed the finish of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race until Monday. Rookie Chris Buescher won his first Sprint Cup race as continued bad weather shortened that race.