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NASCAR back on weather hold at Bristol

NASCAR back on weather hold at Bristol

1015112510 LAT 20180415 18BMS1nk086327Above: William Byron and Jimmie Johnson are back in watch-the-sky mode at Bristol.

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. ET: Race now back underway

UPDATE, 1:30 p.m. ET: Engines were refired in anticipation of an immnent start…but rain was reported to be falling again as soon as the cars returned to the track.

Monday’s resumption of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 has been delayed by inclement weather at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Just 204 of the scheduled 500 laps were completed Sunday afternoon before rain bumped the remainder to a 1 p.m. ET start (FOX, PRN, SiriusXM) Monday. But rain mixed with wintry precipitation late in the morning, plus a cloudburst just 20 minutes before the scheduled restart, have pushed that schedule back.

Kyle Larson will be scored as the leader when the race resumes with 46 laps remaining in the second stage. Larson led 74 laps and had stretched out a significant advantage when rain stopped the event. Four red flags slowed Sunday’s action — three for weather, one for crash clean-up.

NASCAR officials announced Monday morning that the track would attempt to re-apply a light coat of PJ1 traction compound if time and weather conditions allowed. Teams also were granted the option for an extra set of new or scuffed tires for the remainder of the event.

Car Racing


April 17, 2018 at 07:59PM


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