Rain pauses Monday's Cup Series playoff race at Talladega

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Rain pauses Monday's Cup Series playoff race at Talladega
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Monday’s NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race was halted by rain for a second time at Talladega Superspeedway.

The YellaWood 500, already postponed from a scheduled Sunday start because of inclement weather, had completed 117 of the scheduled 188 laps Monday before another rain shower hit the 2.66-mile track.

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Bubba Wallace was scored as the leader with just three laps to go before the end of Stage 2. The race never got restarted, and Wallace was declared the winner.

A rain shower earlier in the event soaked Turns 1 and 2 and forced a red flag of 18 minutes, 20 seconds. Cody Ware was the leader then, staying out on the track after a cycle of pit stops.

The race was the middle of three events in the postseason’s Round of 12. Only pole-starter Denny Hamlin had assured a berth in the next round, thanks to his victory in the round’s opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.