Rain Postpones Cup Series Race at Texas Motor Speedway to Monday at 9 am CST

NASCAR NASCAR Cup Series

Jerry Jordan, Editor

JUSTIN, TX – First, it was a heavy fog and mist that brought the NASCAR Cup Series race to a halt at Texas Motor Speedway on Lap 52, then a light rain set in.

The combination was too much for NASCAR’s track drying team consisting of 10 Toyota Air Titans, a half-dozen jet dryers, a couple of Elgin sweepers, a vacuum truck and crew members using portable fans on pit road to overcome.

The heavy wet air never went away and that led to the rescheduling of the remaining 282 laps of the race until Monday at 9 a.m. CST.

When the red flag came out at 3:34 pm CST, Clint Bowyer was leading the field after taking fuel only on a previous pit stop. He is followed by Jimmie Johnson in second and Erik Jones in third. The race was officially delayed at 7:40 pm EST

Joey Logano is currently the highest playoff driver in the field in fourth place. Playoff drivers Martin Truex Jr. and Chase Elliott are in fifth and sixth, respectively.

CURRENT RUNNING ORDER:

1 14 Clint Bowyer              
2 48 Jimmie Johnson              
3 20 Erik Jones              
4 22 Joey Logano (P)              
5 19 Martin Truex Jr. (P)              
6 9 Chase Elliott (P)              
7 12 Ryan Blaney              
8 3 Austin Dillon              
9 2 Brad Keselowski (P)              
10 18 Kyle Busch              
11 8 Tyler Reddick #              
12 24 William Byron              
13 21 Matt DiBenedetto              
14 1 Kurt Busch (P)              
15 11 Denny Hamlin (P)              
16 42 Matt Kenseth              
17 95 Christopher Bell #              
18 88 Alex Bowman (P)              
19 38 John Hunter Nemechek #              
20 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.              
21 43 Bubba Wallace              
22 34 Michael McDowell              
23 6 Ryan Newman              
24 41 Cole Custer #              
25 32 Corey LaJoie              
26 37 Ryan Preece              
27 10 Aric Almirola              
28 13 Ty Dillon              
29 51 Joey Gase(i)              
30 53 Garrett Smithley(i)              
31 66 * Timmy Hill(i)              
32 96 * Daniel Suarez              
33 49 * Chad Finchum(i)              
34 15 Brennan Poole #              
35 77 Reed Sorenson              
36 4 Kevin Harvick (P)              
37 7 * Josh Bilicki(i)              
38 17 Chris Buescher              
39 00 Quin Houff #              
40 27 JJ Yeley(i)              

 

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