NASCAR at Texas live updates: Race is delayed again as more rain falls Monday

NASCAR at Texas live updates: Race is delayed again as more rain falls MondayNASCAR at Texas live updates: Race is delayed again as more rain falls Monday

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NASCAR’s Sunday playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway was postponed to Monday morning for a wet track. The Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500 starts at 10 a.m. EST on NBCSN.

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Joey Logano is the only driver who has clinched a spot in the Championship 4 race thanks to his win at Kansas last weekend. Another playoff driver could lock in his spot at Texas.

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At 9:03 a.m. NASCAR announces that the start of the race has officially been delayed due to inclement weather and tells viewers to “stay tuned to NBCSN for further updates.” The track drying team pulls out at 9:30 a.m., although there is no official update on a projected restart time from NASCAR.

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Good morning! The track is soaked with 15 minutes to the green flag. It’s been raining since overnight and a light drizzle continues overhead at Texas Motor Speedway, and is expected to persist throughout the day. The temperature is also expected to fall to around 48 degrees by 4 p.m. local time, according to the National Weather Service.

The postponed race was supposed to start at 9 a.m., but it’s almost certain there will not be an on-time start. The rain will likely persist throughout the day, so the race could be pushed another day or two days, but NASCAR will attempt to look for an open window to squeeze it in.

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Joey Logano

ADV (win at Kansas)

Kevin Harvick

+41

Denny Hamlin

+20

Brad Keselowski

+8

Chase Elliott

-8

Alex Bowman

-27

Martin Truex Jr.

-51

Kurt Busch

-73

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Order Driver Car No.
1 Clint Bowyer 14
2 Jimmie Johnson 48
3 Erik Jones 20
4 Joey Logano* 22
5 Martin Truex Jr.* 19
6 Chase Elliott* 9
7 Ryan Blaney 12
8 Austin Dillon 3
9 Brad Keselowski* 2
10 Kyle Busch 18
11 Tyler Reddick 8
12 William Byron 24
13 Matt DiBenedetto 21
14 Kurt Busch* 1
15 Denny Hamlin* 11
16 Matt Kenseth 42
17 Christopher Bell 95
18 Alex Bowman* 88
19 John Hunter Nemechek 38
20 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47
21 Bubba Wallace 43
22 Michael McDowell 34
23 Ryan Newman 6
24 Cole Custer 41
25 Corey LaJoie 32
26 Ryan Preece 37
27 Aric Almirola 10
28 Ty Dillon 13
29 Joey Gase 51
30 Garrett Smithley 53
31 Timmy Hill 66
32 Daniel Suárez 96
33 Chad Finchum 49
34 Brennan Poole 15
35 Reed Sorenson (one lap down) 77
36 Kevin Harvick* (one lap down) 4
37 Josh Bilicki (two laps down) 7
38 Chris Buescher (-10) 17
39 Quin Houff (-11) 00
40 JJ Yeley (out) 27

*Playoff driver

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