Rain delaying resumption of Monday Cup race at Texas

Dustin Long
·2 min read

NOTE: The resumption of the Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway has been delayed Monday because of rain. For updates, monitor the NASCAR on NBC Twitter account and Dustin Long’s Twitter account.

Persistent rain Sunday forced NASCAR to postpone the Cup playoff race to Monday morning at Texas Motor Speedway.

The race is scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

The middle event in the Round of 8 had run 52 of 334 laps when the field was brought down pit road because of rain. After about four hours of attempting to dry the track, NASCAR announced the postponement. Clint Bowyer was leading when the race was stopped.

A spot in next month’s championship race is up for grabs should a playoff driver win Monday’s race. Joey Logano secured a spot in the Phoenix season finale by winning last weekend at Kansas.

Here is all the info for the Monday Cup race at Texas:

(All times are Eastern)

RESUMPTION: The race is scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. Fifty-two laps have been completed.

DISTANCE: The race is 334 laps (501 miles) around the 1.5-mile speedway.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 105. Stage 2 ends on Lap 210.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will televise the race. Coverage begins at 10 a.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio coverage will begin at 10 a.m. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the broadcast.

STREAMING: Watch the race on the NBC Sports App

FORECAST: The wunderground.com forecast calls for a high of 48 degrees and an 49 percent chance of rain at the start of the race. The chance of rain is 21% at 11 a.m. … 70% at 12 p.m. … 24% at 1 p.m. … 42% at 2 p.m. … 59% at 3 p.m. … 52% at 4 p.m. … 43% at 5 p.m.

SUNDAY’S RACE: Kevin Harvick is 36th, running a lap down, after he hit the wall while leading. He cited moisture as the cause. … Clint Bowyer led when the race was halted by rain. Jimmie Johnson is second and followed by Erik Jones, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr.

LAST RACE AT TEXAS: Austin Dillon used a two-tire pit stop to get to the front and went on to win the July race. Richard Childress Racing teammate Tyler Reddick was second. Joey Logano placed third.

RUNNING ORDER AFTER 52 LAPS:

  1. Clint Bowyer

  2. Jimmie Johnson

  3. Erik Jones

  4. Joey Logano

  5. Martin Truex Jr.

  6. Chase Elliott

  7. Ryan Blaney

  8. Austin Dillon

  9. Brad Keselowski

  10. Kyle Busch

  11. Tyler Reddick

  12. William Byron

  13. Matt DiBenedetto

  14. Kurt Busch

  15. Denny Hamlin

  16. Matt Kenseth

  17. Christopher Bell

  18. Alex Bowman

  19. John Hunter Nemechek

  20. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

  21. Bubba Wallace

  22. Michael McDowell

  23. Ryan Newman

  24. Cole Custer

  25. Corey LaJoie

  26. Ryan Preece

  27. Aric Almirola

  28. Ty Dillon

  29. Joey Gase

  30. Garrett Smithley

  31. Timmy Hill

  32. Daniel Suarez

  33. Chad Finchum

  34. Brennan Poole

  35. Reed Sorenson

  36. Kevin Harvick

  37. Josh Bilicki

  38. Chris Buescher

  39. Quin Houff

  40. J.J. Yeley

Rain delaying resumption of Monday Cup race at Texas originally appeared on NBCSports.com