NASCAR: Rain messes with Texas, postpones races
FORT WORTH, Texas — Everything is bigger in Texas, even rain delays. Rain washed out NASCAR racing at Texas Motor Speedway for the second consecutive day Sunday, postponing the Samsung 500 Sprint Cup race until noon EDT Monday. The race will be broadcast on Fox.
The O'Reilly 300 Nationwide race was postponed again as well and will be run at approximately 5 p.m. EDT Monday and broadcast on ESPN2.
It's the second time already this season the Cup series race has been moved to a Monday. Rain also postponed last month's Cup race at Martinsville, Va., to Monday.
Fans holding tickets for either race will be allowed to attend both events. Monday's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high of 66 degrees and 8 to 10 mile-per-hour winds. The temperature at the green flag is expected to be 56 degrees.
"It was the fan friendly thing to do in terms of allowing our fans with either ticket to stay for both races," said Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage. "The weather has inconvenienced all of them and for those who are able to stay they may as well enjoy 801 miles of NASCAR racing."
Several drivers will as well.
Cup drivers Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick and Greg Biffle are planning to run both races.
Tony Stewart will start on the pole in the Cup race while Logano will lead the field to the green in the Nationwide event.
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